Watching the Super Bowl Sunday evening, I was astounded at the banality and cynicism of the Doritos commercials. The attitude of the company is horrid, selling a snack food product rendered actually addictive by the addition of flavor enhancer MSG (which also happens to be a potent neurotoxin, the safety of which is not only totally dubious, but proven to be unsafe at any dosage). The ad's sex and violence "hooks" were not funny, and transparently appealing to the lowest common denominator. They sell a product which, if it contained only salt, lime and whole corn meal, as it used to, would be a delicious menu option and would likely sell well. But it'll be a cold day in hell before I buy their stuff again.
The latest parade of corporate America's cluelessness about how convincing their role as elite Daddy Warbucks-style "role model" for the lumpenprole (not at ALL convincing anymore) includes Wall Street malfunctioning, underperforming executives whining that $500,000 a year is unfair - Wells Fargo Bank executives trying to defend their trips to Las Vegas on the taxpayers nickel and Bank Of America cutting hundreds of jobs and weaseling out of promises made to long time employees. Hoooie Boy. We are taking this sh*t from these jackel-like helmet-hairs? (More on Bank of America here.)
Dennis Kucinich, whom I agree with on much domestic and foreign policy (and who used to be pro-life, grab your rosaries, lads 'n lasses) says we need to go from handing out golden parachutes to handing out golden handcuffs. Agreed.