Monday, February 27, 2006

Survey Response

AlterNation101 asks:

I want to know if people would support a boycott of businesses and products who place their advertisements on media entities and programs that play partisan politics.

I would also like to know if people would support a boycott of the same businesses and products who place their ads on programs that glorifies distorted values as if they are normal and "realities" (such as ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother).

Gee now, let's see.

I cut my subscription to cable TV last year. Now, I only average 30 minutes a month of broadcast TV, and even then there's only drivel.

I buy only one magazine regularly, and that's W.I.T.C.H., but the series is starting to suck so I'll end it after the current story arc.

I don't buy newspapers, preferring to mooch them off my relatives.

My regular staple of groceries is Mountain Dew, Ariel, and Downy. I get my stuff from Lee Plaza, which doesn't advertise, period.

There's no Starbucks or Seattle's Best where I live, but there is a nice coffee shop operated by an old lady in the Valencia public market where my biker gang goes every morning. And I mooch off my friends for coffee.

My biggest monthly expense, after my electric bill, is my broadband connection.

So...there's really not much for me to boycott.

And that leads me to my next suggestion: anyone who's serious about this boycott idea should just come to Dumaguete (or any underdeveloped part of the country) and live like me!