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1 wrenchwench  Mon, May 30, 2011 8:33:34am

I half-heard a story on NPR this morning that was about making food that people will remember, and they started with "Memorial day is about memories, so..." and went into their food piece.

Is it petty to be offended by that? Because I am.

2 Bob Dillon  Mon, May 30, 2011 8:53:40am

re: #1 wrenchwench

Is it petty to be offended by that? Because I am.

Media and marketing - get someones attention first is primary - exploit what ever you have to, to get attention then dovetail it into your message. And our sensitivities be damned. Think Disney/Seal Team 6 ...

I agree with you but that's just the way it is now-a-days. The folks dreaming up ways to sell, sell, sell, do not care ... think Google.

Its all numbers - most folks will not even notice the subtle manipulation.

Military associated Lizards are obviously hyperaware of this.

3 Flavia  Mon, May 30, 2011 2:56:27pm

I think what irks me the most is "Happy Memorial Day". WHAT?? Solemn, maybe, serious - I have finally decided to wish people a Thoughtful, or Thankful Memorial Day. & I don't care who thinks I'm being priggish about it, either.

4 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, May 30, 2011 3:26:45pm

This would be why I visited my two grandfathers' (both WWII vets) graves this weekend rather than calling up my Vietnam Vet uncle. (Not that I don't love him.)

(I visit the one on Saturday rather than today because he's buried in the big veterans' cemetery and it is NUTS today.)

5 BishopX  Mon, May 30, 2011 3:30:04pm

The New York Times as a good op-ed today about the origins of memorial day. I encourage you to check it out.


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