I utterly despise advertising and advertisers. Utterly. The skill to make people fret about what they don’t have, and consume things that they neither want nor need is no skill that the Earth needs at this point.
I like to rant in particular about the image of women in advertising, and how they are portrayed in any of three ways: sexy, virginal, or pregnant. And always in need of something to improve themselves, because they are never good enough.
And now I discovered a sketch by my favourite duo, Webb and Mitchell, that encapsulated this wonderfully.
Now off you go and consume something pointless for Christmas, or else nobody will love you. And especially not me.