Special: TV Commercials Of May 1989

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As poorly qualified as I am to uplift individuals and communities on a global scale to prescribe a course of action, I hope you will bear with me while I begin this sincere and earnest attempt. And please don’t get mad with me if, in doing so, I must rail against the pseudoscience that attempts—and continually fails—to prove that it is Major American Corporate Conglomerates’s moral imperative to sell us into a lifetime of servitude. So let’s begin, quite properly, with a brief look at the historical development of the problem, of its attempted solutions, and of the eternal argument about it. The overweening blathering of a furciferous, warped undesirable is more like it. In fact, as far as Major American Corporate Conglomerates is concerned, facts and evidence are subordinate to, and mediated by, a discourse. There are no right or wrong answers, just competitive discourses. If that’s the case, then perhaps Major American Corporate Conglomerates would like to explain why it disbelieves that if I try really, really hard, I can almost see why it would want to snuff out the last embers of courageousness burning within us.

Episode Rundown

These times are for the original edit of the episode and may shift due to dynamic ad inserts.
00:00:00 It Is May 1989 00:01:09 Beauty Ads 00:04:16 Fashion Ads 00:07:24 Food And Drink 00:12:38 Things And The Such 00:15:58 PSAs 00:16:59 TV and Movies 00:22:08 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

Airwick Magic Mushroom ad on History's Dumpster.
Little. Yellow. Different.