One of the most dependable lines of humor running throughout the joke of Krusty’s line of products is that they seem to be parts of a fever dream of Republican politicians looking to do away with all business regulation. Krusty Eyewash proved to be such a toxic nightmare that even the often oblivious jester refuses to get near it.
Obviously, nobody really expects to be sold their advertisement by the red-lipped girl with the big tricked-out name tag or by cavemen, but our dealings with these companies are constructed upon a familiarity based in part on the corporate spokesman. Many businesses realize this truth and exploit it by decorating their offices or places of business in a way that reflect their spokesmen.
Look at the way we choose our President. It is not about selling the ability of one candidate or another to do the job that the present occupant of the Oval Office could not; it is about selling us something of dubious quality and making us like it.
As if you need one more reason to never watch mainstream broadcast news again. KVVU in Las Vegas advertises McDonald’s by placing cups on the anchor desk.
The word “virtually” gets tossed around a lot these days. It should be tossed into the garbage.