Thursday, July 16, 2015
No, not this this. This this.
Nature Valley, makers of granola bars of some sort, produced this video that points out a real difference in the way the youngest generation today passes the time and the way previous generations did.
The reviewer - for my money clearly a member of the nose-in-a-smart phone set - absolutely trashed it, characterizing it as a "three-minute technology hate-on."
Check it out and see what you see. Here's the link again. I mean, I really want you to see it.
I'll wait here.
Got it? So here's what I think. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Rebecca Cullers, who wrote the review, is so full of shit her eyes are brown, as we used to say when we were little.
In her snarky review she pretty much missed the whole fucking point point.
Nobody said "in my day." Nobody harshed on the kids who are so committed to smart phones and tablets. And nobody told anybody to get off their lawn. But the fact that Nature Valley (who clearly wants to associate themselves with All Things Natural and Wholesome and Perhaps Even Outdoors) pointed out that little kids are missing one hell of a lot of cool stuff by marrying their tablet, smart phone or computer seems to have really touched a nerve with Cullers.
She seems personally offended that anybody would dare to suggest that perhaps there is a world out there that don't run on a battery. WTF?
My guess is that she is one of those you see walking down the sidewalk or across the street with her attention focused on the phone in her hand instead of the world around her or even where she is going.
I always thought each of us ought to get to bump one of those people with our car. Just once.