Saturday, March 22, 2008

An Ache for Meaning

I am still enjoying the book Affluenza and thought I would share this humorous tidbit with you:

Cincinnati -- the blank, oppressive void facing the American consumer populace remains unfilled despite the recent launch of the revolutionary Swiffer dust-elemination system, sources reported Monday. The lightweight, easy-to-use Swiffer is the 275,894,973rd amazing new product to fail to fill the void - a vast, soul-crushing spiritual vacuum Americans of all ages face on a daily basis, with nowhere to turn and no way to escape...Despite high hopes, the Swiffer has failed to imbue a sense of meaning and purpose in the lives of its users.
--- From The Humor Newspaper, The Onion - February 9, 2000

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