I was at the Microsoft Advertising site,"Inspiration Anyone?" taken there by Dave Young, someone I admire and... I was pretty surprised at the video you see below. Note that Dave was showing an updated version of last year's "The Break Up" viral video, where the clear disconnect between advertiser and consumer was made obvious in a short, but pointed meeting between a man (the advertiser) and a young woman (the consumer).
In that video, she asks to be recognized as a person, and to be treated with respect...but the advertiser drones on about demographics and other stats he feels is important, totally disregarding her input. Kind of like real life, you know?
In the updated version, the advertiser moves on to an agency, and disregards their advice, also.
From there...I clicked in to the Get Inspired Here site and found this disturbing video for the new movie, Tropic Thunder, with Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey, Jr. I know sharing it is contributing to it's supposed 'viral' status...but, I'm sharing it not to give it kudos or applause, but to ask...does anyone else out there find this totally uncalled for? I have lost my respect and any affection I had for Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey, Jr.
Very sad. And disturbing to the Nth degree. Am I alone???? Is escalating violence really funny???