of Spam! Issue numb 3: "Smile:
Anatomy of a 'simple' attention-getting device"
uses nudity and the hint of sex to get
you to pay attention to just how important
attention truly is to us and always has been.
said The Adman..."
desire and ambition is a form of self-promotion.
Every hope and every dream is a form of self-promotion.
And every form of self-promotion is a primeval
grab for attention. Every grab for attention
is a primal grab for wealth, power, love.
Every grab for wealth... power... love...
fundamentally begins as a primal grab for
intentional effort made to get attention results
in the creation of an attention-getting device.
Every effort made to attract attention is
a bid for acclaim. Every effort to gain recognition
is an effort to profit mentally and materially.*
And this effort, here, is no different.
No one here has figured out how to profit
materially from this (or any) comic.. unless
my brain has physically grown by doing it.
Haa. Here's hoping it didn't cause all our
brains to shrink. I think I got a fat head
(and no acclaim) from it. Yes. But that's
not the same thing.