There are so many brands and labels around in this day and age. Today I’m featuring Labels With Accurate Descriptions. I found this photo on The Meta Picture website.
Humans are bombarded with tons of advertising every single day. In the USA marketers have literally taken up every possible space to advertise. Some have even utilized coat hangers in clothing stores, wall space above urinals in public bathrooms and the space on manhole covers. Americans are being bombarded with advertising a lot more, so I can fully understand why this person posted this photo featuring Labels With Accurate Descriptions.
Let me make it clear that I don’t have a beef with any of these companies, before I have a legal row on my hands. The photo targets Walt Disney Pictures, Nokia, Microsoft, Dunkin’ Donuts, Absolut Vodka, YouTube, McDonalds, Facebook, MTV, Nintendo, MySpace, Starbucks, Harley Davidson, Marlboro, Apple and another brand that I can not recognize (probably because I’m based in South Africa).
The statement about Walt Disney Pictures isn’t really that true anymore. Their films have become less cheesy over the years. Just look at films like Brave, Tangled and others. Walt Disney Pictures was also responsible for the Pirates of the Caribbean films, which wasn’t cheesy at all.
Sadly the statement about Nokia is true. I still think that Nokia make some of the more user friendly mobile phones on the market, but they made the wrong decision to go with Microsoft Windows Mobile as their operating system. The new Nokia phones would be cooler if they ran Google’s Android OS. Nokia is no longer the most popular cell phone brand on the planet, Samsung is now.
The statement about Microsoft Windows might be true for Vista and ME users, but I’m pretty sure most Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 8 users will disagree. Microsoft’s OS’ stability has improved over the years.
All I know about Dunkin’ Donuts is it used to be Madonna’s first place to work in New York City. Dunkin’ Donuts is not in South Africa, so I can’t really form an opinion about it.
You could probably change any alcohol label in the world to something that the Absolut Vodka label was turned into. Fact is, any statement that an advertisement for alcohol makes its false. You may feel satisfied after one drink, but you’ll be drunk off your tits after a lot of alcohol.
The YouTube label is accurate. Cat Videos are probably some of the most watched on the popular website. I have to admit that I enjoy watching cat videos, but I prefer catching up on Movie Trailers for upcoming films and old and new music videos more.
The McDonalds label is accurate as well. This fast food chain is known to be one of the chains that puts the most sugar into their food. This was pointed out in the film “Super Size Me” a few years ago. I’m not a huge fan of McDonalds, but nothing taste better after a heavy night of partying in Hatfield Square or at Arcade Empire.
Procrastination could definitely be another name for Facebook. I spent about 8 hours a day (for work) and 4 hours a day (for pleasure) on Facebook. There are people that spend more time than me though.
MTV’s name should be changed to TV, because there’s no music on it. I also think it’s Moronic Television. The days that I loved MTV are over. Remember: Every time you watch an episode of Jersey Shore, a book dies.
Nintendo’s label is accurate. I used to be an avid gamer in recent years, but things like this website and the live SA Music scene has just kept me way too busy to play games in recent times. People who play games “all the time” do it because they having nothing else to do.
I still have an active MySpace account, but I haven’t used it in months. There simply isn’t space for another huge social network in my day. I’m already using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ on a daily basis. The MySpace label is spot on in my books.
I’m disagreeing with the Harley Davidson label. Some of the Harley owners might be like that, but that’s just plain stereo-typing. The modern biker in 21st Century ships in his motorcycle to rallies and he doesn’t rob any stores on his way there.
I’ve only had Starbucks once (when I was in the UK in 2004). It’s sad that they are not in South Africa yet. I wanted to comment on their label.
Being a smoker I fully agree with the Marlboro label. Cigarettes have become very expensive. I still remember paying R3.95 for my first pack of cigarettes at Rio Tech Cafe in Church Street. The same box sets you back R31-R33 now.
The Apple label is also spot on. I’m not a fan of the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod, simply because they’re too expensive. All these devices look nice and work well though.
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