Kool-Aid is Awesome
"There’s no more drinking or not drinking the Kool-Aid, in other words. The Kool-Aid is raining from the skies and seeping into the groundwater. You can argue that the world’s most entertaining and subversive infomercial is still just an infomercial, but it will only make you sound like a spoilsport. (Isn’t “Star Wars” really just an ad for toys, too, in the eyes of Lord Business?) Maybe most of us no longer care about such distinctions. Movie or toy ad, critique or paid advertisement, party or promotional event, it’s all the same, so why bellyache over such trivia?"
from this article by Heather Havrilesky
This is an interesting piece—the above quoted segment reminds me of the way I hear the kids today using the word “hater.” A “hater,” you see, is someone who criticizes something. I enjoyed The Lego Movie quite a bit, but I would never argue that it was truly subversive or that it wasn’t essentially a commercial. I suggest that anyone who can’t see that replace the word Lego in the title with the word Chevron or Coca-Cola.