Monday, June 09, 2008

Coming soon to a gas pump near you

WTF!? As if the agony of getting viciously screwed at the gas pumps isn't enough, now the CPC is planning to serenade us with their propaganda while their oil company buddies stick it to us?

By now, we've all heard about the newest CPC PR strategy, gas stations with video-equipped fuel pumps. The videos would dump on the Liberals and (presumably) sing the praises of the CPC to the pissed off gas consumer as he/she gets fucked up the ass by the oil companies gas. Orwell would be proud!
"The federal Conservative Party is launching an aggressive new advertising campaign that includes audiovisual ads that will run at fuel pumps equipped with small screens.

“Yoo-hoo,” the blob says, before denouncing St├ęphane Dion's environmental plan as a tax grab.

The Conservatives say the gas station ads are running only in Southern Ontario because stations in the rest of the country aren't yet equipped with screens."

No shit... one of these things wouldn't last 24 hours where I work, and not just because of me. We have a little contingent of bored teenagers who hang around our picnic table into the wee small hours of the morning, drinking, smoking dope, and trying to figure out how to raise some kind of hell. The evidence is usually there for the morning shift: like the "Propane" sign found yesterday defaced with crude anatomical artwork. I can only imagine what these tech-savvy kids could do with a vid screen. (The first customer arrives for gas, only to be assaulted with Sex Porn oozing out where there should be CPC Porn.)

I'm with stageleft and RT on this: Everyone in Ontario should BOYCOTT!!! any station that dares to have one of these bullshit machines. And tell the gas stations why they are not getting your business!