People don’t mean to be stupid or weak minded, but it’s happened to the best of us. I think it has to do with our own mortality and not wanting to let go of our childhood memories. We fall in love with cartoons or some iconic figure and some guy in a suit, somewhere slowly sneaks it back into your subconscious mind tricking you into thinking that you are using their product with free will. Do not be fooled. As I am writing this article, I’m realizing the issue started further back than first expected.
Back in the day of Nintendo, a little game called Contra was larger than life. Why? I don’t understand because compared to other games with similar themes, it really wasn’t that great of a game. It was good, it’s just that it was really not that much different from any other shooter. And then it dawns on me…It was the packaging. Those bastards at Konami mind f*cked me by taking advantage of my childhood memories!
Take 3 larger than life icons of my childhood from the 80′s and put them ALL into a video game. F*ckin A! I feel violated, I feel dirty. I wish it ended there, but this kind of psychological warfare took years to poison my brain and it will take years to recover. To heal I must recognize and be able to identify the issue. For example, how many FINAL DESTINATION movies will I continue to watch before I say enough??? How many times will I buy the movie STAR WARS just because they release it in a different format??? I’m done. I’ve caught on to your little tricks.
How many of you have made fun of Walmart? (Or at least the people who shop there) Yet you still continue to shop there despite your loathing…Cheap prices? Convenient locations? Lies. All Lies! Walmart used to have this little, yellow happy face as a logo and business was, “Eh. OK.” They made a slight subtle change and managed to trick you into joining the DARKSIDE. (Even Target fears them.) Don’t let their bright yellow sunshine of a logo, bright fluorescent lights and happy senior citizens at the door fool you. One day the world will end and the only thing left standing in the wake of the Apocalypse will be the Walmart Super Stores. “Bag your own merchandise and like it.” Seriously?! They thought they could fool you by putting their bags on a carousel? A CAROUSEL!
Still not convinced? Read further.
Most of us are using something, somewhere created by Google. The search engine, email, maps…something.
Think I’m crazy? Ok…let’s investigate further.
What about Indiana Jones…a wimpy college professor by day who battles Nazi armies by night with a bullwhip. Really?? Maybe his popularity actually more so relied on Harrison Fords good looks? Why not? It’s what worked for Magnum P.I. You know that guy with a mustache, Hawaiian shirt and Detroit ball cap…Do you know of any other people wearing those same items of clothing as women swoon over them? Yeah, me neither. They fooled us with packaging. You know why men went to see it? BECAUSE INDIANA JONES IS HAN SOLO from STAR WARS.
Wait a minute…maybe I’m going about this all wrong. Maybe George Lucas is the Anti-Christ and Star Wars is how he’s going to rule the galaxy.