On advertising copy and a request for 2010

The ad says: “Try our product and lose 30 pounds, GUARANTEED!” The small print says, as of course it must: “*Your results may vary.” Nope, no great political insight or impassioned indictment of American imperialism in this post, just an observation that those two statements don’t really work together.

Anyway, happy New Year faithful reader(s?). And humanity, if you’re out there: let’s say we refrain from the whole war and exploitation thing we’ve been trying out for the last couple hundred centuries or so and give that do-unto-others nonsense a shot for, I don’t know, a year?

UPDATE: Yeah, that request was swiftly denied.

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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