I've been spending more time than I should on FaceBook. It's not even that I'm much of a fan of the social media, but it's insidious - like commercial television - and just, kind of, sucks you in. Which is one of the key reasons I don't watch commercial television.
Recently, I posted a link to a list of big Ag companies that own organic labels. The fact is that a lot of the food we think is good for us is really no better than the stuff that doesn't pretend. It's alternately infuriating and disheartening, and my usual response is to avoid it all - regardless of the label.
In response to my post, a friend quipped "Is nothing sacred?" and my response was "not when money is involved."
So, it was with that commentary flitting around in the back of mind that I switched over to the morning news and found this article about a pair of entrepreneurial brothers who want to start printing advertisements on toilet paper. Wow. Really? I reckon it takes the whole practice of taking the Sears and Roebuck catalog out to the privy to a new level.
Personally, when the toilet paper I buy starts coming with ads, I'm not buyng toilet paper - regardless of how Deus Ex Machina feels about cloth wipes. It's bad enough that ads infiltrate nearly every waking moment, but to even have the only quiet time I get during the day interrupted by a constant barrage of consumerist banter would just be too much.
Is anything sacred? Good question, indeed!