[Websters Dictionary]Banal: dull or stale as because of overuse; trite; hackneyed; commonplace - SYN. insipid.[/Websters Dictionary]
If there can be a war on drugs or a war on poverty, it's pretty obvious we are WAY overdue for a war on banality.
True story - It's a Monday morning a contractor walks into my cubicle bearing a Garfield "I hate Mondays" coffee mug and says, "Ya workin' hard or hardly workin'?" He then attempts to strike up a conversation about the Detroit Lions game the past weekend. Sensing a chilly reception he departs but not before saying "Well, give it a 110%, but don't work too hard". All this preformulated crap in under 60 seconds.
Phwew! Good thing I left the carbine at home. I am now recruiting 500 able bodied planners to join forces in the war on banality. Volunteers must be willing to attend corporate motivational speeches and public hearings. Applicants must able to detect developers using the phrase "best and highest use" at 500 metres and be able to strip a college jersey (from someone who did not attend) in under 2 seconds.
I gladly accept anyone's suggestions on how best to launch our first offensive.