In my argument classes we’re currently using commercials, and the dubious practices they employ, as the impetus from which to write persuasive papers. At the beginning of the semester I placed each student into a group, and throughout the semester each group chooses a particular topic from the syllabus that interests them, and then they give a presentation over that topic.
One of the members from the group that presented on commercials created a parody commercial, which draws attention to the way in which television commercials oftentimes have nothing to do with the product they’re selling. Here’s his video:
Damn. I suddenly feel like buying a lamp. Howsabout you?
P.S. I didn’t get finished with my post on the article I mentioned earlier. Expect that tomorrow night.