every commercial

@shieldfoss, it’s expensive to start up a tractor company and out-compete the incumbent, even when the incumbent is being a dick.

Perfect capitalist competition only works if you have infinite capital available to pursue every possible commercial opportunity.

every anti-depressant commercial

there’s a woman. She’s in a house it’s decorated nicely.

She looks out of her window and sees her kids on swings with her husband. She looks down in defeat. The voice over asks if you’ve had feelings of depression.

The woman and her husband are sitting across from a doctor, the doctor is always wearing glasses. They all nod in slow motion. The voice over talks about taking this drug.

The woman is walking her dog. She’s outside and the sun is shining. She’s in an open field or a park with no one else around.

Her kids join her. She buys a soft pretzel. All in slow motion.

It’s late at night. She’s walking with her friends down a busy sidewalk, she’s laughing, in slow motion.

They enter a building. It’s a smooth jazz concert. The woman is dancing, In slow motion.

The voice over reads us symptoms of taking this anti-depressant. But it’s fine since the woman at the smooth jazz concert doesn’t seem to be experiencing signs of a heart attack.

ask your doctor if Zootopia is right for you

I don’t mean to sound preachy, but I’ve noticed that pi day has become more and more commercialized. Every year we talk less about circumference and more about servings, less about Greeks and more about gluttony. I like a slice of pie as much as the next person but this holiday is losing its roots. Please don’t forget pi tomorrow between the sugar rushes. Please don’t forget 3.141592654798255734563736565838876123….the reason for the season.

i was watching pride and prejudice (2005) the other day on tv, and after every commercial break they would play the “this content is mature, view desecration is advised” thing. like what the frick would be considered as mature content in p&p?? the Hand Flex™?? the sexual tension in the rain scene?? yes cover your children’s eyes, it’s too much for them

like there is no ethical consumption under capitalism but coca cola literally kills people. there’s an aura of evil in every coca cola commercial

Consumerism tells us that in order to be happy we must consume as many products and services as possible. If we feel that something is missing or not quite right, then we probably need to buy a product (a car, new clothes, organic food) or a service (housekeeping, relationship therapy, yoga classes). Every television commercial is another little legend about how consuming some product or service will make life better.
—  Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

I’m a bit on the fence about this episode. It felt fragmented. Part of that is surely due to the fact that there was a commercial break every five minutes but also because everyone is doing their own thing. 

  • Dean’s being slightly weird; killing stuff, making a mess, being sloppy?
  • Sam’s lying to Dean even though he knows better and they recently had a big falling out with Mary about the lying thing. And Sam doesn’t need a random civilian’s sad background story as a reminder that lying is bad and gets people killed
  • Castiel is doing the same boring thing and obviously some random angel dude tries to sell him the return to heaven ticket. So apparently Castiel thinks that’s a good idea and doesn’t even let Dean know that he’s going up to Heaven. And that last part…? It bugs me. How many times do we need this back and forth between Cas and Heaven? We have established that Dean and Sam are Castiel’s family, that the Bunker is his home. Why this Heavenly family crap again? Castiel doesn’t want to go back, why is this a plot point again? *grumbles*
  • Many bonus points for Crowley though, very badass.
  • Futher bonus points for Dean in glasses. 
  • And even more bonus points awareded to Castiel because he was amazingly pretty in this episode.
Things My Friend Said While Watching Yuri!!! on ICE

-“I’m gonna have an entire stroke”

-“Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail!” @ Yurio during Hot Spring on Ice.

-“Oh my God Oh My God I’m gonna kill all the ad companies and then I’m gonna die” every time a commercial happened (we were using Crunchyroll)

-“I’m just going to entirely die”

-“Oh my god I’m gonna punch something” @ commercials

-“He’s very drama” @ Georgi’s short program

-“They have such pointy hands”

-“I want to be as extra as this show. That’s my goal in life”

-After the kiss™ she just sat there covering her mouth and squealing for ten minutes

-“You’re literal worst! Are you from North Korea?” @ Seunggil throwing shade at Sala

-“He’s Fuzzy” @ Emil’s beard

-“Grow one singular chill, JJ”

random [class 1a] hcs #2
  • Aoyama Yuuga’s family used to be poor. His obsession with luxury items stems from his days in poverty. He became insecure about his family’s financial situation and vowed to never live like that again.
  • Ashido Mina spends hours following daily twitter drama before bed every night. 
  • Asui Tsuyu loves learning random things. She loves watching documentaries and used to collect Snapple caps.
  • Iida Tenya cries at every ASPCA Sarah McLachlan commercial.
  • Uraraka Ochako has a thing for “forbidden love” tropes, and has fantasized about falling in love with a villain. 
  • Ojiro Mashirao is the person who makes plans with someone and then fakes on them consistently.
  • Kaminari Denki’s instagram game is strong as fuck. He is a really trendy dude and takes beautiful scenery pics, gaining him a lot of followers.
  • Kirishima Eijiro wears socks and sandals. The epitome of a fashion disaster. 
  • Kouda Kouji follows zodiac horoscopes.
  • Satou Rikidou considers to Bakugou to be his culinary rival.
  • Shouji Mezou loves watching/listening to asmr videos on youtube.
  • Jirou Kyoka claims to hate musicals but knows all the words to every song from Hamilton.
  • Sero Hanta is that guy who posts blurry as fuck snapchats that are all 10 seconds long.
  • Tokoyami Fumikage def has a tumblr and follows aesthetic blogs. Is also that person who says, “I was born in the wrong generation.”
  • Todoroki Shouto is the original sassmaster-3000™ and is oddly content 24/7.
  • Hagakure Tooru can make herself visible. She is actually extremely shy, but feels more confident when she is invisible so she remains that way.
  • Bakugou Katsuki is a nerd. He loves talking about conspiracy theories and regularly posts on /r/conspiracy. Actually writes thought-provoking responses.
  • Midoriya Izuku collects Air Jordan shoes, but hardly ever wears them cause he doesn’t want to ruin them.
  • Mineta Minoru sells bootleg DVDs at street corners.
  • Yaoyorozu Momo always gets talked into buying things from kiosks at the mall.