Wednesday Wonders

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Travis Cody in
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We wonderss thingssess...yesss precious, we doess.  


Like...

...why not take the few extra steps to put the shopping cart in the shopping cart corral?

...why would anyone think that words and images don't influence people?  Isn't that what a marketing campaign is all about?  An advertising executive tries to build a series of images and slogans to graphically and verbally influence consumers toward a particular product.  If rational consumers can be influenced to buy a cheeseburger from Jack-in-the-Box over one from Burger King, then why would anyone think that an irrational person couldn't be influenced by words or images to act on his own perception of what the words or images suggest to him?

...why do some want to rewrite our history, and the literature that describes it, because it doesn't conform to the modern version of morality they practice?  Instead, why not teach children how to think critically so that when they are exposed to something a modern mind might deem offensive, they can question it and determine for themselves what the words say about the time in which they were written?  I don't think kids are stupid.  I think over-protective and selfish adults do kids a disservice by not teaching the fundamentals of thinking, research, reasoning, and determining context.


...if any part of your statement or commentary about an issue includes the phrases "I don't have any experience with that" or "I haven't really taken time to research the facts", or any words to that effect, shouldn't you maybe consider withholding your opinion?  I mean, you certainly have a right to your thoughts about a situation regardless of whether you have any experience with it or knowledge of the facts surrounding it.  But you're a bit lacking in the credibility department to pass any kind of judgment, don't you think?

...why can't the sports networks understand that college basketball games run longer than 2 hours?  And that means that viewers who want to see the second game invariably miss the tip off, and a good portion of the first half waiting for the first game to finally end.

Yesss precious.  Those are just a few of the thingsses that we wonderss.

Make your Wednesday wonderful.

11 comments:

  1. Akelamalu says:

    ...why not take the few extra steps to put the shopping cart in the shopping cart corral?

    Our supermarkets have solved that problem by charging £1 to get a trolley which is returned when you return the trolley. ;)

  1. You forgot one... who are THEY? They have a lot of power and influence....

  1. Coco says:

    I have my own set of questions today ... struggling with them.

    I blame the weather.

  1. I don't understand it either, the cart is not that hard to put into the corral.


    Teaching kids to think is sometimes like trying to nail jello to the wall. Life brings dicernment hopefully for those that do not think.

  1. I got a kick out of this. Funny, but we all know Gollum can be vicious when angered. :)

  1. Jamie says:

    Last night I was watching CNN commentary and heard, "The people in our poll don't seem to understand where the the largest amounts of money are spent.". First thought, Isn't it your job to tell them?

    My mom always told me that I didn't have to know everything, but I needed to know where to go for the answers. It led to a 40 year career as a researcher.

    Wondering is fun.

  1. OH YES on #1...makes me nuts that they can not walk that 10 feet...and then it is MY car that gets hit by their wandering cart

    As a marketer, you hit this one out of the park

    Silly...those two books will never be the same and I dread what is next

    Nicely done today Travis

  1. JohnH985 says:

    I agree with you, sir. And while I believe the gunman that killed in Arizona is responsible for his actions I also believe, that the likes of Sarah Palin have to take some responsiblity for putting ads out with the congresswoman in a crosshair.

  1. Rick says:

    You know, if you keep thinking... big brother might not like it... War is peace, love is hate, and, well, you know the drill!

  1. Debra says:

    I am so right there with you on that #2 issue!Great post!

  1. "...why not take the few extra steps to put the shopping cart in the shopping cart corral?"
    I'll do you one better--I often return them right back to the store, itself. I've also purchased tins of hot chocolate to donate anonymously to store workers who have to go out in every kind of weather imaginable to gather up the carts.

    ...why would anyone think that words and images don't influence people? Isn't that what a marketing campaign is all about?
    It is, indeed. In a very real sense, marketing is the dark side of psychology. Imagine if we used that knowledge for good instead of profit!

    ...why do some want to rewrite our history, and the literature that describes it, because it doesn't conform to the modern version of morality they practice? Instead, why not teach children how to think critically...
    Because then they'd KNOW how badly we're all being screwed over by "the man." Knowledge is power & that's the LAST thing "the powers that be" want us to have! Better that they use the idiot box & other tools to keep the sheeple disinformed & shopping. :(
    Gads...don't get me started!