I have been really busy lately, in a good way. Lots of productive stuff getting done, but it’s taking all my time. I mean, you know I’m too busy when I don’t have time to rant on my blog and write up my next People Whose Asses I Need to Kick post.
Just because it’s wrong, I’d like to share this thought and link with you. I’m sure you’re familiar with the whole “anti-drug” commercial campaign going on. Well, I don’t have an anti-drug, but I do have an anti-soccer mom. It’s here.
Okay, now that you’re all upset with me for being tasteless, I’ll point out that there’s apparently a huge amount of controversy being generated by that charming little ad. The networks don’t want to show it and that pisses people off. At the same time, other people are getting pissed off because they think the UN is trying to guilt-trip America yet again.
Me? I just think it was poorly executed. I’m not against the use of schock in advertising, especially when trying to make a point (and I think the UN, spineless and ineffective as it is, has a valid point). I think the UN is not the one to be trying to make the point. Really, is it better to keep kids safe from landmines when you’re just going to rape them instead? The UN’s history of child protection is just a tad stained for their ad to play well here. I think they should thank the network execs from keeping them from looking like even bigger fuck-ups than they already do.