Friday, January 31, 2014

Day 225: Superbowl and Money

The superbowl is coming up. The spell check here just did the underline thing saying that I spelled superbowl wrong. If I spell superbowl as "Superbowl" the little red line won't show up under the word, lol. Interesting.

I was watching the local news recently and the topic of sales going up because of the "Superbowl" was being talked about. Televisions and other electronic equipment sales go up during the time of the "Superbowl".

"Retailers from Best Buy to Walmart have special promotions touting large-screen sale prices that run right up to the big game. Savings on HD displays can surpass 30% off the regular price and some big-screens are marked down $2,000 or more."

"The Super Bowl is just a tool to get people over the goal line, if you will," says Phil Swann ofTVPredictions.com. "It's like car dealers who promote cars before graduation season or before a new school year. People who were thinking of buying one use the event as an excuse to justify what they have been wanting to do anyway."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2014/01/29/super-bowl-super-tv-deals/5023883/

Something I read "According to a National Retail Federation survey, consumer spending related to the Super Bowl will hit an all-time high this year. Spending will average $63.87 per adult viewer, up from $59.33 last year. When totaled up, spending on Super Bowl parties and related merchandise—jerseys, beverages, pigs-in-blankets, and so on—is expected to reach a whopping $11 billion. That’s a lot of pigs in a blanket."

http://business.time.com/2012/01/31/consumers-expected-to-spend-11-billion-on-the-super-bowl/

In America, football is part of small talk.. the things you talk about with other people when you don't know what else to talk about or it is something that some are really passionate about.

If you look at it, those who care about watching the "Superbowl" are the same people who are religious, those who support the military, those who are patriotic, those who don't know what the monetary/money system even means, those who enjoy reality tv shows, those who believe what the media tells them, fucking etc....

This is society and it is REALity.

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