Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sometimes I Don't Understand Our Society

Case in point #1: the election of George W. Bush (I don't care if it was fraudulant. Still a mystery).
Case in point #2: Playstation 3

I don't know what this crazy Playstation 3 entails that it is the number one wish on everyone's holiday list, but I assume it involves playing games on a tv via a station. maybe it includes a dvd player and stereo and ridiculous number of other mindless things. I don't care enough to google it because I know I'll think it's dumb and another indication of the sad state of our society. I've formed an opinion and have no wish to change it. People have waited for DAYS outside stores, in the cold, to buy one of these things for $600-700. Yo, Sony, I know you don't want to make more product so that you can keep people talking about this thing for the entire holiday season and you love thinking about kids screaming at their parents everyday "I WANT A PLAYSTATION 3 AND NOTHING ELSE!" so that the parents will do everything in their power to get one because they don't want christmas ruined. But come on, just make more. You'll still rake it in. Why make people catch colds and take off work to wait for your stupid product for their spoiled kids?

Unless...unless these people are doing all this waiting for a Playstation 3 so that they can turn it over to Taco Bell's Foundation for at risk youth in return for a "lifetime supply of tacos." Yes, folks, this latest ploy is on par with Taco Bell's summer scheme to sell an engagement ring (complete with gordita) on EBay for this charity. And by "on par", I mean, really dumb.

Oh, apparently a "lifetime supply of tacos" is $12,500 Taco Bell Bucks. I would trade in a Playstation 3 for that. I'd trade one in for a crunchwrap.

Press Release
Source: Taco Bell Corp.

Taco Bell(R) Offers Tacos for Life for PlayStation 3
Monday November 20, 3:03 pm ET

Company Will Then Donate PlayStation 3 to a Boys and Girls Club Teen Center

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Now here's an offer to play with: Taco Bell announced today that it is offering a lifetime of Taco Bell® food ($12,500 in Taco Bell Bucks) in exchange to the first person who agrees to trade his or her new PlayStation 3 Game Console. Taco Bell will then donate the next generation game console to the Stanton teen center of the Boys & Girls Club. Taco Bell and its Taco Bell Foundation supports teen programs nationwide through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

"The PlayStation 3 is on every teen's holiday wish list," said Bob Fulmer, Executive Director, Taco Bell Foundation. "That's why we're offering one lucky individual tacos for life in exchange for giving Boys & Girls Club teens a gift that will keep them in the game."

The tacos will be awarded in the form of $12,500 in TACO BELL® Bucks, redeemable at participating Taco Bell® locations. The party exchanging the PlayStation 3 is solely responsible for payment of all taxes, income and otherwise, and should consult with his/her tax adviser. Interested PlayStation 3 owners should send their name, email and phone number to The first person to respond, based on the time the email is received, and then send their PlayStation 3 will be awarded the Taco Bell Bucks. Offer expires December 1, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. PST.

About Taco Bell Foundation
The Taco Bell Foundation, a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation, has raised more than $16 million to support teen programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1995 with the help of on-going customer, franchisee and employee donations. As the largest supporter of teens at Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, the Taco Bell Foundation has helped develop Club initiatives to provide youth with support, mentoring, job training, and counseling to develop leadership skills, character and values. More than one million teens are impacted annually through these programs.

About Taco Bell
Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE:YUM - News), is the nation's leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain serving tacos, burritos, signature Quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos and other specialty items. Taco Bell serves more than 35 million consumers each week in nearly 5,800 restaurants in the U.S. "Think Outside the Bun®" and visit

PlayStation 3 is a trademark owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., who is not affiliated with or participating in this offer in any way.


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