Innocence’s death, more often than not in the Civilized World, comes not through horror’s seen or done, but from learning that one is nothing but a market or political demographic to be manipulated and exploited. Oh yes, innocence dies whimpering with the simple knowledge that one’s heroes, one’s villains, and even the tensions between them are simply marketing and branding meant to profit off of you.
Yes, “Barbenheimer” is a term now. It’s a freaking meme, and a quite well done one at that. Indeed, it’s well enough done IMRHO that I’m posting about it – mostly because I find the image above disturbingly compelling.
And, I’m actually pretty sure that there’s some deeper sociological meaning to the Barbenheimer meme’s prevalence and popularity. After all, Barbie in many fundamental ways is the child of Oppenheimer’s work.
Sometimes one is more than enough. In this case, it was one can of Bud Light, one disturbingly deranged tranny with too large of audience, and one marketing exec who hated her brand’s customer base. In Anheuser-Busch’s case, 1 + 1 +1 = -5 billion USD in market capitalization to-date. It’s so bad and not looking to end anytime soon, that Anheuser-Busch is literally giving their beer away for Memorial Day 2023… if they can.
Yeah, the rebate their offering is literally within the average cost range of the product! But will any American drink it even if it’s free?
Well, stupid should be painful and Anheuser-Busch has continued to display painful stupidity from the get-go in this self-inflicted debacle. 😉
I don’t know about you, but Zuck’s algorithm keeps filling my feed with everything and anything “tactical.” Well, very sadly,everything except ads for a “Tactical Girlfriend.” And that’s the greatest shame of it. 😆
I mean, really! Easiest cute pet name ever – Molly. And easiest assigned role ever too – Load Bearing Equipment. 😉