Friday, April 3, 2009

never mind the scenery.....

Have you guys seen that ad, I thinks it's a cellphone ad, or blackberry, or something, where a family appears to be visiting the Museum of Natural History?

(Later -- it's a Sprint ad.)

The Mom and Dad proudly lead their charges through the museum, while the kids don't even bother to look up from their video games or their text messaging.

Surely, this isn't the message they wanted to promote?

Or is it?

Don't need to leave your home to visit a museum, when you got a handy little tool in your hand.

I wish I had the tech savvy to change the background pictures from Wholly Mammoths and Sabertooth Tigers, to -- Oh, I don't know. A raging fire, a bomb squad, a out of control forklift, pictures of the Holocaust or the Killing Fields?

Do you suppose those kids would look up for that?

And while I'm having an old foggie moment, has it become standard practice to watch T.V. from the back seat? Whatever happened to the adventure, playing car games, talking to the family?


tim said...

We don't have TV in our car, Dunc. You've been watching too many commercials.

Duncan McGeary said...

too, true.

The Lady with a Cuppa said...

I know you're having a senior moment Duncan -- but let's jog your memory a bit. What did you grandparents talk about on vacation when your dad was little?

Oh. Yeah. They didn't have vacations back then unless it was by railroad and generally only the wealthy so indulged.

Vacationing, family drives, togetherness, those are advents of the 1950's -- remember? Or is alzheimers setting in (tic)?

Quimby said...

Yup, here here Timmy.

My newer vehicle purchases have purposely been w/o DVD players in the back seats.

If you want your kids to grow up all F'd up, make sure they're watching the maximum amount of TV possible so you don't have to deal with the pesky bastards.