The Hypocrisy is Killing Me, A Photo Story

I can’t even remember what pushed me over the edge to write this blog post.  I think it was a book I read – extra bus time means extra reading time – but I’m not sure.  Anyhow, I just got to thinking about some of the bizarre double-standards and hypocrisy prevalent in modern society.

So if they say a picture’s worth a thousand words, this’ll be my wordiest post ever.  Note:  while the general flow of this is a point-counterpoint series of pix, there are a few that just stand alone.  I am okay with this.

Illegal (it’s an “eyesore”):


Magazine deemed inappropriate for children:

Magazines commonly sold at “eye-catching height” in grocery store checkout aisles:

Government-approved as “safe” food supplies:

Products sold at the same place we go to buy medicine and other products for our “health”:

Food sold in hospital waiting rooms:

Things that are not allowed on television:

Things that are acceptable to put on television, at virtually any hour:

Supposedly provokes youth violence:

Content/substance whose value and impact is never questioned:

Genocides we recognize:

Genocides we ignore:

People we pay over $10,000,000 for a few months worth of work:

People we pay, on average, about $40,000 per year:

Things covered by most health insurance companies:

Things that make someone “uninsurable” by most health insurance companies:

People whose rights are well-protected by the Constitution:

People whose rights are not protected by the Constitution:

Intolerable, non-democratic regimes:

Tolerable, non-democratic regimes:

Substance which causes mood changes, yet has no known negative side affects, but is deemed illegal to consume in any quantity:

Substances which cause mood changes, are known to cause violence/death (respectively), but are deemed legal to consume in any quantity:


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8 Comments on “The Hypocrisy is Killing Me, A Photo Story”

  1. [...] blog I’ve put together a little “compare and contrast” pictography of the ridiculous hypocrisy overflowing in modern society. Ooooh, pictures! Share and [...]

    Pingback by LIVEdigitally » Blog Archive » Non-tech interjection post: Going Crazy About Societal Hypocrisy on May 15, 2009 at 8:48 am
  2. Nicely done, man. I enjoyed this post. I suspect many hospital vending areas look a lot like school vending areas.

    Comment by DaveZatz on May 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm
  3. Very nicely presented. Agree with all of them.

    Comment by SpragueD on May 24, 2009 at 9:52 am
  4. That’s an impressive however regrettable list.

    Comment by Nick on June 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm
  5. great pics. really highlight the ironic world we live in.
    where right and wrong boils down to what’s popular & convenient at the moment.

    Comment by leonghw on August 5, 2009 at 6:04 pm
  6. Excellent compare/contrast exercise; I feel the same way.

    Btw, was it really published in 2007 or is your blog misdating your posts?

    Comment by sampablokuper on November 25, 2009 at 5:20 am
  7. Marijuana has negative side effects but is no worse than alcohol and Tabacco none the less.

    Comment by Darrian on March 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm
  8. Similar to the Playboy vs. Cosmo comparison is American Apparel advertisements.

    I see them everywhere and they are as close to soft-core porn as one can get without being a late night showtime special. I just don’t understand it.

    Comment by Digidave on March 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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