I thought they said the camera added ten pounds

truth(youth) in advertising?

energetic people

with more-
free time
disposable income
interesting lives

health habits
teeth, complexion, hair
quality of life

luxury vehicle

more fun and
fewer problems
than you ever have
(or could possibly hope for)

(c) 2004 Marc Suttle


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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3 Responses to I thought they said the camera added ten pounds

  1. lousy_timing says:

    1) I enjoyed reading this, and,
    2) Did you see the same commercial that I did, or are they all the same commercial?

    • marcsuttle says:

      Thank you. I think most modern-consumer product marketing is aimed at that segment of the population I had in mind while thinking of what to write. Even more so if you look at media other than TV. I still subscribe to Rolling Stone and I know I’ve slipped way-way out of their target demographic every time my copy arrives in the mail. I’ve commented elsewhere in LJ to someone that I felt like letting my subscription expire. Sometimes I feel like the only items meant for me(us) are the pharmaceuticals for acid reflux, insomnia, depression and erectile dysfunction.
      And I understand breast-implant ads are on the schedule for the fall TV season.(ABC/Extreme Makeover) No, I don’t watch it now and have no plans to.

      • lousy_timing says:

        You are right about what ads are targeted at us. The only one I think you left out (but it crosses age groups) is the weight-loss stuff.
        As for things like Extreme Makeover and The Swan, and haven’t watched them and have no desire to do so. I may not always like the way I look, but I am by far more disgusted with that type of superficial crap than I am with myself.
        Now, if someone were to come up with a show entitled, Extreme Makeover for the Soul, and it was modeled after the Thoreau theory of recreation, I’d be there.

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