October 20th, 2010

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

We just want to sell you something you don't need. Which you can buy with the money you don't have.

I'm guessing other folks on the Flist might sympathise with this experience. Last night, you watched something on one of the channels that doesn't actually broadcast 24 hours a day (in this instance, the wonderfully mis-spelt "SYFY"). You flick on the TV the following morning, and it's now transmitting the "Teleshopping" channel, which seems to broadcast, in a non-stop loop, extended adverts for all manner of weird and wonderful products you had no idea existed and wouldn't, in all likelihood, need (or at least not at the prices they're offering). The latest was something called "Turbo Core", for improving your "abs". Which appears to be another way of saying, get a bit fitter and lose weight. Yes, buy this and lose pounds - at the very least the £90:00 you have to pay for the darned thing in the first place...

The thing is, though? The way the ad kept repeating the name of the product at every possible opportunity - and then just when you thought it had finished, mentioning something else they'll give you as a special free bonus if you buy now!! - made me think of this Peter Serafinowicz sketch. Which I now think is less of a "comedy sketch" and more of a "perfectly realistic impression of what goes on on the Teleshopping channel". You decide...

Mini me

Purple Wednesday

Originally posted by thelake at Purple Wednesday

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

- original post by [info]neo_prodigy