Here is a short list of things that sound really good right now:
- More wine. More beer.
- Not wearing a bra.
- Having someone to share my huge bed.
- Reading poetry to someone who genuinely likes poetry.
- Nighttime bike rides.
“Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity. We cherish books even if unread, there mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access reassurance.”
“Remember, we bathe under the same sun, and sleep under the same moon. We are much closer than you think.”
Considering that we live in a capitalist society, here’s what I want to happen next: I want these brands’ competitors to notice how wildly popular these stereotype-smashing commercials have been and then shamelessly copy their style. Maybe they can even up the ante—this is all about the competition, after all—and bring in additional marginalized communities to tell the world to quit messing with them, too. Maybe they can hire women to write, direct, and produce these ads, tipping the imbalance of the film industry, where men outnumber women five to one.
Then I want these companies to realize that they can never go back, that the reason this marketing strategy works is the same reason that reversion to stereotypical tropes won’t: we’re watching. And hypocrisy makes a hell of a brand loyalty killer.”
“It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.”
You just have to look at yourself in a bra and be like “damn, that’s some nice cleave.”