Monday, October 20, 2008
The Dumbing Down of America: Exhibit 2
The Teen Marketing Campaign
This picture was taken at a mall by my friend, per my request (as he has the better cell phone camera). The moment I spotted it, I had to have this additional proof of the dumbing down of America.
It's apparently part of an advertising campaign for an information site targeting middle and high school girls. The website is mentioned at the bottom of the ad, but we didn't capture it and, frankly, I don't want to give them free advertising anyway.
It says "A dog's bark is caused by VIBRATIONS in the air. (But I have no idea what causes his STINKY breath.)"
Now, what is wrong with this picture?!
Well, to begin with, a dog's bark is NOT caused by vibrations in the air. Sound is vibration, and travels that way, but a dog's bark is not caused by sound. A dog's bark is caused by its vocal cords.
Duh, as they say in teenspeak.
Can anyone any longer dispute the dumbing down of America, when even a marketing firm can be this stupid?
If this continues, in another ten years our youth will be standing on street corners, walking in circles and drooling on themselves. We'll applaud if they know how to dress themselves properly, and the concert I mentioned in my last post will be considered a shining achievement.
And they'll swallow every piece of stupidity that's set in front of them.
The American government is well on its way to achieving its dream of malleable masses.