Friday, December 14, 2007

Essay 4844

Noting stupidity in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• BBDO is taking heat for producing an ad campaign presenting “ransom notes” to spotlight the dangers of psychiatric disorders (see depicted example). Parents and advocacy groups are demanding an end to the messages. “I was offended. It’s not a helpful way to think about a disorder,” said one parent. “It makes you feel like there’s some sort of criminal element to the disorder.” Hey, on Madison Avenue, offensive insensitivity is not even viewed as a misdemeanor.

• A new survey shows students who regularly pull all-nighters have lower GPAs. Hey, you don’t need a 4.0 GPA to have guessed that one.

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