That's a blast from the past...is it the same software that started out on the Amiga (that seemed only to be used by people producing fantasy Star Trek stills)?
That's the one. Whole different beast now, though.
You know, I do believe that is a 'pec'...
Like most everything else advertising contains both good and bad, also hosts some of the best creative minds on the planet.
It isn't like you to crack a joke, but I did laugh.
Would you like to try that one again without fabricating the quote?
Your outrageous statement wasn't a joke? I'm disappointed. I had it down as a first.
The sentence is "conflated", its original meaning and sense studiously left intact.
"I want an ad that sells kit. I don't want an ad that wins the Montreux Prize for advertising tossers." Sir Alan Sugar.
And before you spit venom at the keyboard I'd shy clear of denigrating your paymasters ...
No, not conflated, studiously doctored to leave out my acknowledgement of the hacks and make it seem like I hold advertising up as a blemish free paragon. Not good enough for someone who endlessly bangs on about precision in language. And I also wonder if you 'despise' artists, as a body, with the same fervour? After all 90% of them are hacks and charlatans so surely you're duty bound to offer up the same for them. Oh and I have to problem criticising my "paymasters". I do it regularly to their faces. I'm known for creating discomfort in the boardroom. And again, as with your poor reference in citing Wag The Dog, holding Sugar's cartoon persona up as an indication of any reality just proves that you've no real knowledge of what actually goes on.
No, not conflated, studiously doctored to leave out my acknowledgement of the hacks and make it seem like I hold advertising up as a blemish free paragon.
You are entirely at liberty to allow people to perceive you are unaware of the difference between fraudulant and conflation. Here is the comedic (sweeping?) statement in that sentence you posted that I found very funny: "[Advertising] also hosts some of the best creative minds on the planet."
At the service of what and for whom you don't tell us. Here is what you didn't say:
"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, to buy shit we don't need." Chuck Palahniuk. (I believe the quotation comes from the movie - Fight Club.)
The fact that all you can offer by way of illumination is comedic caricatures proves you're criticising something you know nothing about and are, like I said, just a snob looking down his nose at something he considers a lesser form.
you're criticising something you know nothing about ...
"Nothing about"? I see we are back, circular fashion, to my original point about advertising and useless repetition. As for the "cleverness" of advertisers ...
"Just Do It!" is a good slogan for Nike but a stupid one for suicide relief and the Samaritans.
Mate..you're just playing siller buggers with language to try to tie the other guy up in nots. Not big nor clever. The fact is that there is an element of art in advertising and vice versa. You share each others domains more than you think. Except one. Advertising has a useful purpose with art as its secondary use. No vice versa.
Why do you always have to have the last word? Even when that word just reinforces that you don't know what you're talking about?