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Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1861

Mistadrong, (Count vonCount.)the last Gog standing

smiley - rofl
I hadn't noticed that but I manage to switch my brain off during the adverts.
I half thought it was an advert for Stargate.
smiley - vampire


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1862

Mistadrong, (Count vonCount.)the last Gog standing

The Barclays advert is really making me verysmiley - grr
It's the perfect metaphor for the tricks they employ for tax evasion.
http://tinyurl.com/cruzo7
(it's a huge url)
smiley - vampire


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Post 1863

A Super Furry Animal

Given the injunction(s) that Barclays have taken out against the Grauniad, I'd be careful about calling it "tax evasion" (illegal) rather than tax avoidance (legal).

RFsmiley - evilgrin


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1864

Mistadrong, (Count vonCount.)the last Gog standing

Yes, how foolish of me to mix up the words.
What I meant was tax avoidance of course.smiley - whistle
And I would never call the B*rclays people a bunch of
weasely tax-dodging shysters.
smiley - vampire


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Post 1865

purplejenny

Its all on techcrunch smiley - geek and so it should be. The gagging order is ridiculous, and Project Knight and its ilk are disgraceful. There has to be more openness, investigations, not injunctions.

Who's for a march on Saturday? http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1866

Rod

Got to share this (it's not stupid though).

headline quote in a newspaper ad - by an Australian bank. (attributed to Robert Muldoon, one time NZ Prime Minister)

"New Zealanders who move to Australia raise the intelligence of both countries"


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1867

Moonhogg - Captain Coffee Break

Maybe not stupid - but confusing!

I think...smiley - erm

Re: The Kia advert - If the car has aged 7 years, why hasn't the driver got a **HUGE** beard?

Oh, and an advert that cracked me up, but possibly for the wrong reason...

A new one for soem brand of lady-shave razors, designed for "Bikini" use...

Woman walks about, and wherever she goes, she passes rough looking shrubs that miraculously become perfectly shaped as she walks past.

So... buy a bikini-line shaver and get an attractively trimmed bush.


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1868

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

smiley - laugh

I swear Five have only got half a dozen adverts


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Post 1869

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

And a best-of album... Oh, different five smiley - winkeye


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Post 1870

Orcus

Not really a complaint about an advert but a product that I've now seen advertised.

Glade (I think) appear to have developed a puff-style air freshener that has a motion sensor. So it only puffs some fragrance when you walk past it.

Great news for us asthma suffers then - they're now aiming this poison at us. smiley - grr

Can I advertise a free air frehening product called 'Open the smiley - bleeping window!'


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1871

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

smiley - rofl

I'm in favour of that!

But then, I dont think that an absence of any scent means a place must be smelly, which is what the air freshener companies would have you believe...


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1872

Orcus

If you think about it, this thing is puffing scent at anyone who walks past.

It's telling you your smelly.

Can you imagine your reaction if someone sprayed deodorant in your general vicinity if you walked in their house.

I don't think I'd ever be back. smiley - bigeyes


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Post 1873

Xanatic

I just saw an ad on the internet: "Spoil a Nokia 6220 with yourself." I think somebody should have checked the text before putting that up.


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Post 1874

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

I dont know. Spoil works. Soil would be less amusing....
(or more, if you've got the sense of humour of a six year old sometimes... like me!)


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Post 1875

Kerr_Avon - hunting stray apostrophes and gutting poorly parsed sentences

"Glade (I think) appear to have developed a puff-style air freshener that has a motion sensor. So it only puffs some fragrance when you walk past it.

Great news for us asthma suffers then - they're now aiming this poison at us"

Don't worry, it'll run out in a week when the cat discovers the great new toy.

smiley - ale


Advertising stupidity - now with added Title

Post 1876

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

smiley - rofl

Good point. Put Catnip scented bubble mix in the bottle smiley - rofl


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Post 1877

Orcus

smiley - laugh


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Post 1878

Mistadrong, (Count vonCount.)the last Gog standing

I swear I saw Penelope Cruz in an advert.
I have absolutely no idea what the advert was for, but seeing her...smiley - loveblush
smiley - vampire


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Post 1879

Taff Agent of kaos


it was a hair product

smiley - bat


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Post 1880

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

She's not selling the face cream containing highly-ironic acid any more then?


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