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Social Markeating meets the Twilight Zone

October 26, 2011

As Halloween is near we were gathered with friends for pumpkin carving last night. The conversation turned to the Twilight Zone and the kids were very intrigued.

First thing this morning my son finds Twilight Zone on Netflix. Normally I would tell him there isn’t time and start rushing around the kitchen preparing breakfast, lunches, cleaning from the night before – you get it. Something told me to stop, cuddle with the cute boy on the couch (these times are rapidly disappearing) and experience the show together. I figured we could make up for lost time by running around with our hair on fire 10 minutes before it’s time to leave for school like we usually do anyway. 🙂

I am not sure if I had ever sat through an entire episode. I am no critic but was really impressed with how well it was done, go figure it has lasted the test of time.

The amazing piece that raps this all together was that this show was created in 1959 and obviously the times have not changed all that much.  We still crave human connection…

Twilight Zone, “Where is Everybody”, Season 1 Episode 1, Last Scene:
Doctor: “Just a kind of a nightmare that your mind manufactured for you. You see, we can feed the stomach with concentrates, we can supply microfilm for reading, recreation, even movies of a sort, we can pump oxygen in, and waste material out, but there’s one thing we can’t simulate. That’s a very basic need. Man’s hunger for companionship. The barrier of loneliness, that’s one thing we haven’t licked yet.”

Let’s cure hunger for companionship – go Social Markeat!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2011 11:36 am

    Great post. What did Ryan think of the show? There are still episodes I remember because they had a big impact and made you think about social issues.

  2. Lisa Howell permalink
    October 31, 2011 8:33 am

    Thanks for the reminder to slow down even in the most rushed moments and make those human connections…especially with our kids. Besides, it’s Halloween! If your hair is on fire you’ll fit right in

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