“Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.” This quote by Stephen Leacock, Canadian humorist, 1869-1944, seems just as true today as when Leacock wrote this in 1924.
And how about all those endless TV ads, more ads than the movie or the news, commercials always interrupting at the very moment you are waiting to see what’s gonna happen next!
Here’s a list of America’s needs, according to the ads: 1. Weight loss. 2. A brand-new car. 3. Relief from insomnia.
4. Finding the perfect love(er). 5. Relief from erectile dysfunction. 6. Food. 7. Relief from indigestion. 8. Weight loss.