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Digital Deception

July 5, 2010, 12:00 am
By Rani Molla

Don't believe everything you read, especially if you're reading something on a quickly alterable screen (ahem). Don't belive me? Good instincts.Check out this week's Eyedroppers.

Some friends and I were trolling Comcast's on-demand FearNet (we have really good taste in all things) for a rainy-night movie when we stumbled on this gem of copywriting ennui/malevolence for Lou Diamond Phillips vehicle Route 666. The offending line:"A prison chain gang is mysteriously killed on a lonely road, which is probably good." "Which is probably good"?! Don't get me wrong; the Eyedropper loves blatant and inscendiary editorializing. We'd just prefer it had some conscience behind it. And that it weren't pro-death penalty.

Second digitial offense of the week: S. Guadalupe StreetAllSups ostensibly hawking$8.65-per gallon gas. Third offense: Plenty of people were getting gas there. It was Fourth of July weekend but does that mean people ignore gas prices altogether? So for every person like me, who'llrun out of gasrather than pay swollen holiday-weekend gas prices, there are at least four people at AllSups who wouldn't notice $6 extra a gallon. Anyone got a siphon?

Show us what has left the back of your eyelids burning. Send pictures of visual trespass and peculiarities to culture [at] sfreporter.com, subject “eyedropper.”

 

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