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Do they really think we are that stupid? Really?

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Sometimes I really feel that companies who advertise think the American public are mindless stupid sheep. Do they really think we are that dumb? I’m one of those guys that has been around the block a few times, and have even become possibly a bit jaded living all these years in NYC. It takes a lot to pull the wool over this dude’s eyes. I can smell a scam a mile away. I don’t get fooled too easily or caught up in hype. Lately, I have seen and experienced things that make me laugh at the gall some businesses have. It has gotten to the point of exasperation with the ridiculousness of it all. I think it’s time for a ranting and raving session!

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I saw probably the bazillionth car commercial last night that touts its “highway mileage”. Has anyone noticed over the last few years that car companies refuse to talk about the “city mileage” anymore in any of their commercials? We all know that cars get better gas mileage while driving longer distances on a highway, but most people use their cars for local driving. The automobile companies think they can fool us with the better highway number while ignoring that fact of the lower city mileage totally. I don’t know why it irks me considering I don’t own a car but it does. Continue reading Do they really think we are that stupid? Really?

Has it been one year blogging already? I’ll drink to that!

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Has it really been one year already? I just realized that here we sit on the first day of November and I have been at this blog thing now for one year. My one year “blogiversary” so to speak. It just seems like yesterday that a few friends of mine who have blogs of their own suggested that I give blogging a try. Monique at Food Snob 2.0, Kristy at Baking, Photography, and Sarcasm, Angel at NYC Talking, and Bonnie at A Little Unhinged among a few others were very instrumental in helping me pop my blogging cherry. They offered advice and knowledge on how to get started, and helped me out as I my computer challenged brain tried to wrap my mind around how to set up my page, layout, and the technology involved that I could use to run a blog. Even though it seems I am up and running pretty smoothly now I am still learning the ins and outs of what the heck I am doing as far as blogging goes. Continue reading Has it been one year blogging already? I’ll drink to that!