Thursday, February 26, 2009

Twaddle

Apparently now we 'need' a Celebration Ring'. This is how desperate luxury item retailers have become. Using babies and life itself, in a bid to try and hock their over priced crap to us. I spent more money conceiving my child that this ring would cost, and NOTHING is more precious than life itself. This ad is from 'The Sydney Magazine' a free monthly in the The Sydney Morning Herald, every second page is an ad for luxury goods. Times are tough all over, it's offensive on every level, and should be renamed 'The Eastern Suburbs Magazine' and only distributed in the Eastern Suburbs. The magazine just shits me to tears, and if anything could convince me to move to Victoria, this magazine well could!! With it's articles being as vacuous and superficial as the city itself.

I'm a cynical old bag sometimes, but when something shits me this much, I just have to let it out!

19 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

Except there's one there called The Melbourne Magazine. I haven't read it yet, just flipped through, but have been wondering whether newspapers can keep producing them. I noted there was an ad in this one for a new product called Sport & Style.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Ha, this is where Daz proposed to me!
Just spotted the ad in Sydney Mag for 'Sport and Style' looks even more hideous .... the ads just make me want to vomit, and then there's the articles, don't even get me started on the articles!!

potty mouth mama said...

I was about to tell you about The Melbourne Mag - but Katie beat me to it!

I saw this ad, and to be honest, I only took note of her hair colour (I love a sassy redhead). Now that you've pointed out what it is for, it's absolutely poor. Just like the push present they've been touting. EEK! Ugly society.

It's so nice living a simpler life.

Linda said...

I friggin agree.

Linda said...

ps. not about the cynical old bag business - all the rest

Rach said...

You let off that steam!

I must admit I do like the Sydney Mag (mostly) but my friend and I were only last week talking about how the lifestyle promoted is only one that a very few people can enjoy.

I do like the food bits though...

And yes, the Melbourne Mag is the same but well, its Melbourne...

tam said...

Hey Claire-I'm with ya on this one girl! I have seen this article a while back and felt the same way as you do. Sick huh!
Hope you are having a good week~Tam :D

Sherrin said...

It's insane, isn't it? I haven't seen this, but it doesn't surprise me. I was at the doctors the other day, and was flicking through 'vanity fair'... OVER indulgence. Turns my stomach.

Jacqui said...

Go Claire! I agree with you on every level and have hated this magazine since it's inception (an especial peev is the "what to do in Sydney this month" crapola. Sadly, Melbourne has it too. Really the best thing about moving to Victoria is the little cafe bars, great places to go out that aren't full of bloody pokie machines or thumping music, and (for me) the arty/crafty community. I too have spent more money trying to conceive than this thing is worth and it is so good to read your post and know I'm not the only one who thinks this - thank you!!

trashalou said...

Ah come on, help me out here. What is a push present? And if it is what I am guessing what happens if you have had a caesarean?!?!?

katiecrackernuts said...

Trashalou, I have never heard of a push present ... really? Is that a thing? My sister and brother in law go for these kind of things. I figure the reminder is there everyday, waking you up several times a night, giving you love bubbles, etc, etc. Anyhoot, you're hilarious posting your comment re stillwaters on your blog, totally random. Love, love, love that. I could have been peering at you at the time. There's a freaky thought.

zose said...

i think you made a typo in the magazine title.

try
"arsehole wanker"

and i love you claire. i love everything about you.
i'd have your babies and buy you push rings. i'd even read arsehole wanker magazine for you.

xxx

ingrid said...

Get it all out I say.
I must be another cynical old bag, because I agree with you all the way!

trishhunterfinds said...

hear hear!!!

msaims said...

let it all out sister!

Lisa B. said...

Shit away! I couldn't agree more:)

Bec said...

Ha ha ha - a celebration ring. That is so ridiculous I find it hysterical!!!! But then again, I don't even wear an engagement ring - just a simple wedding band. My god, if we need a ring to 'celebrate' our relationships then we might as well give up now. By the way, I only find this all funny because if I stop and think about it all too much then it would just shit me to absolute tears!!!!!

Jade said...

Yep, I was reading European Vogue (or rather flicking through) when my friend was doing my hair and I came across this ad and thought of you! It's so ridiculous that it's almost amusing. I mean seriously, how many women think they NEED a celebration ring???

Drewzel said...

You go girl! I'm with ya 100%.