Jerry Seinfeld on Advertising

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the greatest geniuses in comedy. Very few people can take normal, everyday phrases and point out the irony and humor in them like Jerry can. Seinfeld, that famous “show about nothing,” is still one of the greatest shows in television history. And now, Jerry’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is worth regular viewing to see the real, genuine product that is Jerry Seinfeld.

Here’s a clip of Jerry’s acceptance speech at the Clio Awards in which he waxes eloquently on the subject of advertising and our innate desire for “stuff.”

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Trying to Run on the Wrong Juice

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended – civilizations are built up – excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin. In fact, the machine conks. It seems to start up all right and runs a few yards, and then it breaks down. They are trying to run it on the wrong juice. That is what Satan has done to us humans.”


~ C.S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity

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