Thursday, June 04, 2009
Stimulus Package (Worn Out Language: June 4, 2009 Edition)
Stimulus Package just pushed me over the edge. As I was clipping coupons, I saw an ad for Newman's Own Dressing that stated its greens condiment was a "Stimulus Package for your salad." I thought this usage was wearing thin in February--it's not so much annoying as it displays a lack of creativity. If you're going to get money out of my wallet to spend on your product, I deserve a little more creativity. I would expect such lack of creativity from all of those male amateur comedians and political humorists who have probably uttered in the last 4 months: "I've got your stimulus package right here!"