Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bloody bears

Obviously it's just me. Every other month there is a new cute little bear/elephant/duck character rolled out by one of the big companies. I'm not sure who the target market is for these things, but I know it's not me. My heart does not melt when I see their simpering little faces. In fact, my overwhelming emotional reaction is one of hostility.
It's really two things that irk me about these cute likkle creatures. One, (or "Number One..." as we Americans say) the total absence of creativity. And two, their naked CYNICISM. They are sold as "lovable" and "precious", when their real purpose is to make a desperate grab at the huge stacks of cash pulled in by the current reigning cute character -- Tatty Teddy. Shame!
This morning, the latest copy of Greetings Today arrived. And guess what was on the front? Yes, a NEW cute bear character. Who looked exactly like all the others.


At 5:03 AM, Blogger Maritza said...

Greeting cards! Post some of your stuff, I would love to see it. thanks for dropping by my blog!


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