Saturday, June 21, 2008

Patriotism Inflated

This might be the best $44.62 you'll ever spend, but then again maybe not. Wal-Mart's stirring pitch:

Let everyone know how much you support our troops with this inflatable American flag ribbon. Standing six feet tall and intended for either indoor or outdoor use, this patriotic ribbon is easy to set up and lights up. Stakes and tethers are included.
I hope the image of the huge inflatable patriotic thingy makes it to Photoshop Disasters. I wonder what that child was really gesturing at before he was edited in to this scene? And I wonder the same thing about the crisply-manicured McMansion in the simulated background.

In short, there is nothing real in this image.

1 comment:

Laura said...

I see the commercialization of pseudo-patriotism and a profit for the manufacturing company and the retailer. Beyond that, there are no benefits to anyone, certainly not to the troops.

And it's tacky.