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Posted on September 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm by Andrew Arnott

My favourite spam

Spam - best read out in Borat's accent

Spam is seriously irritating and, as any blogger knows, comment spam is no exception. Occasionally though, the comments are just so bad that you can’t help but chuckle.

Here are a few that I thought I’d share, as they were so ridiculous that they made me laugh out loud… before they went in the bin. I recommend reading most of them in a Borat voice: Read more

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Posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:37 am by Andrew Arnott

Ad fail – I cannot believe this is real!

Bender Method

I’m thinking about having a worst ad/best ad post every week.

But for now, this is just a pure worst ad, or  should I say, multiple worst ads.

A friend told me about this page and it took me a long time to decide whether it was real or a brilliant spoof.  Sadly it’s the former (but there’s still part of me that can’t believe it can be).

Check out the gratuitous (and surely unintended) innuendo from such products as The Spilldaddy, The Bender Ball (pictured) and The Floppy.  But best of all has to be the ShakeWeight – please, please watch this video.  It’s like a lesson in viral marketing but for all the wrong reasons!

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Posted on July 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm by Andrew Arnott

My favourite World Cup ad

World Cup ad

I did a bit of a double-take when I saw this one on TV during the world cup semis.

Ignore Forlan, it’s the ad behind him that made me laugh.  Great advice, presumably from the South African government: “Arrive Alive”.  Well, I usually try to thanks.  Sadly, it’s not really in your hands in South Africa – they may as well use the strapline “try not to get shot”.  Click on the image to see it full-size.

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