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Smokey the Bear is getting involved

In For the bad of mankind on August 9, 2012 at 09:33

Only you can prevent forest fires. 

That is the famous line from our good old friend Smokey the Bear. It has been ages since we heard from our forest fire prevention bear and he has now resurfaced to highlight another important warning:

Only you can prevent idiots from becoming famous. 

He is absolutely right! The public is in the driver seat and we ultimately determine the fate of the celebrity obsession, the market. You might be sick of celebrities sharing the headlines in our newspapers or television programs, but you ask for it, well not directly but it still works.

Here is an example of how it works: The other day our intern said, ” That dog has more talent than Kim Kardashian”. She was referring to a dog on Youtube. But positive or negative, mentioning names like Kim is a huge mistake because the air catches it. And when the air catches it, the wind carries it to other ears. And when other ears hear it, they start to say it, think about it, and Google it. And finally the markets hear it; except they hear cha-ching$! No matter what the situation, she ends up richer and more famous and so do plastic surgeons.

So be careful what you say. If you don’t like all this gossipy crap, it’s unfortunately not going to go away anytime soon. It’s only going to get worse. But you do have the power to prevent some of this. Don’t say ‘those’ names aloud. Don’t allow your friends, your colleague, daughter , sister, bank teller, to utter those names. Give them a dirty look of disappointment. Remember what Smokey says, ” Only you can prevent idiots from becoming famous.”

Sadly, for us here at Sabotage it only benefits us to shout names like Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, as loud as we can because our ratings go up. We rely on those gossip-glory weaklings to bring in the traffic. Beside, these people can’t really be idiots if they make so much money. That’s what our gossip obsessing friends would say and come to the defense of their beloved celebrity idols. Don’t let Smokey hear that!

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Changes in packaging due to the Accusational Act

In For the bad of mankind on July 17, 2012 at 12:59

* For previous followers: the title of the Incompetent Act was changed to the Accusational Act #45 today in Congress. The height of the election has made our political trustees incompetent to correctly name the act.

The Accusational Act means companies are now taking better measures to protect themselves especially with changes to packaging and warning labels. This greatly affects the brand image and design of some of your favorite products so be aware that they may look different on the shelf.

Below is what to expect with the introduction of Act #45

The Accusational Act #45

In For the bad of mankind on July 16, 2012 at 08:28

New laws and regulations passed this week that protects and give citizens the right to sue. We’ve always been able to sue but now there is no limit or shame. Basically, someone should always be held responsible for any shit encountered during your day. Someone, other than you, should be held accountable for any laziness, negligence, bad parenting, lack of responsibility, or sometimes nothing at all. With the help of legal aid, your lawyer will be confident that your case is worth millions and in the worst of circumstances you can always plea insanity.

Don’t let people make you feel bad. You deserve all that money and you are making a statement to the public: It is not okay to make mistakes. Just because we are human and can’t be perfect, that is no excuse. There is always a monetary value – if your sticky note didn’t stick, sue. If your kid choked on a Kinder toy while you were taking a nap, sue. If it rained when the weather person said it was sunny, sue. It doesn’t matter if you are tying up the legal system with frivolous cases because who cares about the violence and murder of innocent people. Your case is more important and someone must pay, pay in gold bullion.

In the News: A woman is suing Justin Bieber for damage to her ears at a concert. Honestly, we wish we could sue every time we hear a Justin Bieber song anywhere

Mouthwash

In For the bad of mankind on April 26, 2012 at 05:00

When we feel like working we do extensive scanning on media coverage from a variety of journals: Wall Street Journal, Economist, Guardian, Extreme Babes, and all 200 more. But sometimes we spend more time reading the comments than the actual stories. Thanks to online access to these journals people have the ability to voice an opinion; more like barking their opinions. Freedom of speech is a wonderful right we deserve as citizens, if you are lucky enough to live in such a paradise. Perhaps to show appreciation for this right a person ought to know when he is crossing the line?…

Freedom of speech allows us at Sabotage to share information with our audience openly. It then allows you to respond if you feel something is incredibly genius or terribly offensive. We absolutely want to make you happy and if you feel something is outrageous then tell us. You can even tell us in a rude and horrible manner because it’s your right. We will then respond by telling you to go to hell.

This really isn’t about freedom of speech. It’s about common courtesy when conversing as a society. We have this wonderful ability to connect thanks to the internet and anonymously if we choose to do so. The comments people leave are very entertaining and actually informative. It’s a great way to hear an extension of the subject initially proposed. However some people don’t know when to shut up. They don’t know when they are truly being offensive because if you have a right to an opinion, so does your opposer. We forget how human everyone is. The Election of 2012 is currently the most hyped about story of the year and a continual battleground for the over-opinionated public. It is best to remember to hold your tongue before the guns start breaking out. Just remember what your mother always said, If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all. 

In light of all this we want to suggest to Facebook the following buttons: Dislike, That was really stupid, Who cares, Why are we friends?

Obama’s chances dropping

In For the bad of mankind on March 20, 2012 at 00:29

Voters are blaming Obama for the rising oil prices. They’re also blaming him for the rain, lack of soft toilet tissue at the dollar store and light tans seen on last season’s Jersey Shore. Yes, we’re certainly questioning our loyalty.

Lessons from classic children’s movies

In For the bad of mankind on March 19, 2012 at 15:52

All is sweet and innocent when you’re a child. You get the just of the theme, the lesson from a movie but not until you’re an adult do you realise what movies are really trying to say.

Princesses and fairy tales

So you’re 35, single and prince charming is where? Or… you’re 40, the kids are obnoxious, husband is a deadbeat and a cheat, divorce papers are ready to be signed.  Now, don’t think fairy tales cannot come true because Miss Middleton was a commoner turned Princess. Not bad! Don’t be discouraged. Love does exists.

Pocahontas 

This is the most racist movie of all and it’s from Disney. How did they get away with it?! This must have been former president George W. Bush’s favourite movie as a kid.  We all remember skipping happily to school while swinging our lunch boxes back and forth singing Savages:

What can you expect 
From filthy little heathens? 
Their whole disgusting race is like a curse 
Their skin’s a hellish red 
They’re only good when dead ….

They’re savages! Savages! Barely even human.
Dirty redskin devils! 
Now we sound the drums of war!

Wizard of Oz

A classic and all time favorite. We love you forever Judy Garland. There is a slight concern with the message. A young woman embarks on a journey to discover something beyond the rainbow and along the way meets some interesting friends, all with different aspirations. In the end she realizes that home is where she belongs: “I learned that if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire, I won’t look any farther than my own backyard.”

That’s sexist! The four friends, male of course, are all given their request but a woman has only one place. Well only if diamonds and clothes are part of the deal then we don’t really have a problem with this.

The Rickshaw Foundation for Youth

In For the bad of mankind on March 11, 2012 at 08:35

It is important to us that we promote good causes because we are interested in the well being and peace of the humankind. We are proud to now be a partner of the Rickshaw Foundation for Youth, working together to help underprivileged kids.

While most charities are focused on matters across the world, there is a lack of consideration for domestic issues right in front of us. There are several unfortunate children being denied material interests by their parents, a horrifying abuse of rights. Lily, 13 from Essex, does not have the latest iPod 4 Generation and has to withstand humiliation. Johnny from Liverpool, 10 years, did not receive the newest gaming console for Christmas, and Jenny from Charleston Virginia age 16, will be getting a Honda Civic for her birthday instead of a BMW.

To ignore the neglect children like Lily and Johnny  face everyday is irresponsible. So please show your support for this cause . There are several affordable monthly packages that are easy ways to contribute and show you care. In return you will be helping a child and you’ll receive a free pen!

We thank you.

… and younger

In For the bad of mankind on October 4, 2011 at 14:23

                                  

Thank you Guardian for our morning child labour report from Milan Fashion Week. Now everybody let’s waste our time being outraged by what continues to be the exploitation and sexualisation of children because the fashion industry could care less. This girl has dollar sign written all over her, once she loses a few pounds.

Getting Younger

In For the bad of mankind on September 12, 2011 at 12:35

Should we really be disgusted by a ten year old model in French Vogue? Let’s examine our current society or more like our current entertainment driven society. We are youth obsessed and the ideal age is dropping. Teens/kids are more successful than ever with chart hits, advertisement deals, fashion lines, and perfumes. Most of this is innocent fun but why all the teen crap? It’s extremely tacky, it’s loud and it’s annoying. The world can anticipate the bright future of ambitious doctors, lawyers, singers, dancers, strippers, models, actresses….

As for the sexualisation of children, eh.  This 10 year old mini model is relishing every moment with dreams of fame, fortune, pretty dresses, wealthy men, and teddy bears. There are millions of utterly jealous young girls and pageant moms out there with smiles on their faces and ideas brewing in mind.

The real ‘Situation’, with Abercrombie that is

In For the bad of mankind on August 19, 2011 at 14:44

The world is shocked to discover Abercrombie and Fitch paying off Jersey Shore cast members to not sport its brand in order to maintain the image. A&F is careful not to tarnish its world known image of stinky fragrances, horny teenagers and greasy shirtless men playing touch football in the mud while secretly being turned on. Is this brand still popular?

Back in high school only the rich cool kids had the right to wear such a coveted label and some of us at Sabotage admit we were the desperate losers. The massive A&F on Savile Row in London attracts queues of foreigners and nomads afar with its flashy shirtless men at the door, club music, dim lights and impressive layout.

Today we couldn’t care less for Abercrombie and it’s a shame they aren’t paying us not to wear it.