Posted by Robert R. Cobb on March 24, 2001 at 08:11:04:
In Reply to: SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL posted by Carol on February 21, 2001 at 11:55:46:
: Having a discussion forum about Advertising LIES is like shooting a fish in a barrel! Every time I turn on the T.V. they tell me WHAT I NEED. This is the biggest of the adverting lies, that some noise from the TV knows what will make me happy or what I need. I hope people will just destroy their televisions and that people can own their own brains again.
You must feel betrayed by your television set and all of those commercials telling
you what you need and where to go to get it. I am sure that you are an intelligent
person, able to discern truth in advertising when you see it, and beauty too! You
would never allow yourself to be duped, fooled, conned, scammed, or spammed, by any
false advertising, bait and switch shysters, or chimney sweeps, nor by junk mail,
sweepstakes promises, stock market tips, casino gambling, lotteries, or other games
of chance. You are a wise consumer. When you go shopping you go to all the stores
with coupons in hand, purchase some items only when on sale at a discount, look for
bargains, products that are safe, have warranties, guaranteed to last forever or 30
days, which ever comes first! Carol, you are, without a doubt, one of the sharpest
knives in any drawer, a real Ginzu genius, culturally aware, informed as to current
events, trends, and you have a diversified portfolio, IRA, an a great retirement plan,
sound investments for your childrens'education. You have a secure home, a loving,
faithful and devoted husband, well-behaved 2 and 1/2 kids, live in a great neighborhood
in the suburbs. In fact, you already have everything that you need, right? WRONG!
YOU NEED TO BUY MY ART. BUY MY ORIGINAL CREATIVE ART TO ADORN YOUR WALLS, SOMETHING
BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT, TO SEE WHEN THE TV SET IS GONE, TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
WITH, AND, AS AN INVESTMENT, DID YOU KNOW THAT ART
IS A SAFER INVESTMENT THAN STOCKS, BONDS, DIAMONDS?
SURE YOU DID. YOU HAVE BEEN PLANNING TO TOSS OUT THOSE
FAKE, REPRODUCTIONS, SCHLOCK "STARVING ARTIST" RIP-OFFS,
AND THE BLACK VELVET ELVIS' PAINTING YOU BOUGHT AT THE
GAS STATION. YOU ARE NOW READY TO BUY REAL, ONE OF A
KIND WORKS OF ORIGINAL, CREATIVE ART FROM ME. IT WILL
BE THE FULFILLMENT OF ALL YOUR DREAMS, A HEDGE AGAINST
INFLATION, A SOUND INVESTMENT, AND A THOUGHT PROVOKING,
CONVERSATION STARTER. YOU NEED ONE, TWO, THREE, OR MORE
FOR EACH ROOM AND ALL AVAILABLE WALL SPACE. WHERE CAN
YOU FIND ALL THAT YOU NEED? I INVITE YOU TO VISIT
"AMONG FRIENDS,"ORIGINAL CREATIVE ART AND POETRY BY
ROBERT R. COBB. CHOOSE FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF PAINTINGS,
EACH TASTEFULLY FRAMED, READY TO BE HUNG ON YOUR WALL(S).
THE URL: http://rrcobb.tripod.com PLEASE SIGN MY GUESTBOOK.
ROBERT R. COBB
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