Craig Ferguson blames advertising for all our problems, without realizing it

By Matt Van Hoven 

Last night on his show, Craig Ferguson’s monologue is all about how youth are destroying America because they’re stupid. Well, by virtue of being young, kids are stupid. But the part of his relatively unfunny bit that caught our attention was the lead, when he explains that back in the 50s advertisers got together and decided to start marketing to youth. The hope: that by selling to kids they’d have a stable of product gobbling adults to call on one day. So, today’s problems are yeah, the fault of kids from the 50s, who were naive and had been coerced by Mad Men. Ugh.



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