Advertising as assault

2005-05-27 16:18

Advertising is an assault. Don’t let the hyperbole put you off. This is a well-considered piece on the essential hostility of modern advertisements.

I have a movie that comes with four minutes of previews you can’t skip. Well, I borrowed it from a friend. I am never buying that movie. I liked it. I woulda been happy to pay twenty bucks for the option of watching it whenever I wanted. But see, they won’t sell me that. They’ll only sell me the option of watching it five minutes after I want to. Fuck ‘em.

Peter Seebach