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 PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:56 pm Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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Here are two advertisements I cannot stand. I don't mean they're annoying (few commercials aren't), but they really, deeply frusturate me. The first one,
http://androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/rogers_g1.png
and I wish I could find the one that says, "join the revolution", really irritates me because owning a phone and/or handheld computer or whatever the heck it is, is NOT a revolution. A revolution is breaking free of the oppressively typical. Everyone's using these things so, for the life of me, I can't understand how this is a revolution!? It's just a marketing tool because revolutions are cool even when they don't exist.

The other one, which I don't know where to find, is a car commercial. At the end of said idealistic commercial, the announcer speaks of a place where humans, nature, and technology can live in harmony. NO. Nature and technology CAN NOT live in harmony. They're opposites, you can't have both. Sorry for my rant, I just really feel like yelling right now. Mad
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 PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:02 am Reply with quote  
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  Darth Skuldren
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Sounds like a hybrid car commercial. Probably either the Toyota Prius or the Honda one. Technology and Nature in harmony would be like a solar panel helping to feed a tree and maybe a wind turbine pumping water to a sprinkler to irrigate it. Very Happy
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 PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:34 am Reply with quote  
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Hmm. You bring up a good point, DS. However while technology can help nature, it mostly destroys it and the biggest thing is technology seperates us from nature.
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 PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:14 pm Reply with quote  
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It's also worth pointing out that Nature can destroy Technology as well. Things like moss and rust can degrade that fancy tech into junk.
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 PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:33 pm Reply with quote  
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Oh yeah, definatley. It's a very interesting relationship. C.S. Lewis, who was somewhat anti-technology (like me), talked about it sometimes, it was part of the reason the Telmarines in Prince Caspian are the way they are.
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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:39 am Reply with quote  
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I'm going to have to keep an eye for his books. Sounds like they might be worth reading.
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 PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:07 pm Reply with quote  
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Are you kidding me? Of course they're worth reading! One thing that's cool about his work (Narnia, in particular) is that things appear very simple on the outside, but once you get into it, it's deeper and more complex than you would have ever imagined.
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I agree, the Narnia books will look like children stories, but they have a much deeper meaning.


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