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Product Placement

Posted by Dirck on 22 March, 2013

I am not a huge fan of flogging merchandise to kids.  I think Coke or Pepsi machines in school lunchrooms are abominations, in-school “newscasts” sponsored by any corporate entity are tantamount to brainwashing, and generally think kids to be sold only math, science, literature, art and (ideally) vigorously eye-opening social studies when they’re in class.  They get enough ads crammed down their mental gullets outside the schoolhouse.

Which then makes my affection for today’s film yet another marker of my all-too-human inconsistency, if not abject hypocrisy.  The product placement is, at least, subtly handled, and there’s no outright declaration that one can’t get these results with any other pen of the day.

Heck, they don’t even mention the name of the simple jeweler in Iowa who develops the lever-filling mechanism.

Today’s pen: Pilot Vanishing Point
Today’s ink : Diamine Sargasso Sea

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