The odd thing about Cracked is that buried in with the boob and fart jokes are nuggets of genuine trenchant social commentary. Albeit social commentary involving boob and far jokes. It's been that way since I read it as a third-run competitor with Mad a quarter-century ago. This time, in The 5 Creepiest Advertising Techniques of the (Near) Future, Cracked manages both funny and genuinely unsettling as it discusses and skewers the increasingly intrusive information gathering and marketing techniques used against us, and how they reduce our privacy. Good show.
"Bullshit!" some of you say, "I'm an iconoclast, I'm hip and I reject your mainstream culture! You can't market to me."
Actually, your attitude makes you a member of a very lucrative and sought-after marketing segment. Just ask the makers of Jones Soda and Converse Chuck Taylors, they'll tell you where the money is.
Last 5 posts by Ken White
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