Well, it’s better than a Nigerian scam

| August 12, 2010

Been a while since I posted some writing-related spam.  Unlike a lot of fly-by-night endeavors designed to separate a newbie writer from their money, this one is not really a scam.  At least, I’m sure they’re giving you something for the money.   A lame something, but something.  That is perhaps the best thing I can […]

I think you just insulted my mom

| September 2, 2009

You know, something tells me they pulled a compeltly random picture.  I could be wrong.

But it’s guaranteed

| February 19, 2009

Not only will you regrow hair, but you’ll get it dyed and feathered, get a nose job, have your teeth capped and your skin bronzed.  But, frankly, I don’t know why Bruce Willis wanted to look like Justin Timberlake anyway.

AT&T wants my baby

| February 9, 2009

Remember when advertisements just offered the subliminal enticement of cheap dirty sex?  The kind of ad that never bothered to ask your name, and was happy with just a quickie before it went off to the next consumer.  No phone calls, no pillow talk, no strings attached. . . AT&T is ruining all this by […]

So how much to refinAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

| October 27, 2008

Online mortgage ads are just getting weirder and weirder. However, the woman in this one seems to have just realized the balloon on her interest only loan is due.

Channeling the spirit of Rick Griffin to sell you Coke Zero

| July 5, 2008

Rick Griffin was a psychedelic artist who did a lot of posters as well as underground comics, back in the day. Stuff like this:Note the little guys in the lower right? They’re kind of a motif of his. Apparently, someone at Coke started smoking the same stuff.

The housing market is worse than I thought

| May 31, 2008

Judging by this ad at least:It may just be me, but dancing skeletons do not fill me with the urge to refinance. They fill me with the urge to stock up on canned goods, toilet paper, duct tape and shotgun shells.

Meatloaf again?

| April 12, 2008

My wife inflicted this upon me against my will, and to purge the damage this has inflicted on my soul, I inflict it upon everyone else. If you are of my generation, this will surely hurt you in your brain. . .

No, really, we’re serious…

| April 5, 2008

When did it become acceptable to blatantly lie in internet ads? Are we just so desensitized from all the Nigerian Viagra Lotteries that it just washes over us? Is it a default assumption now that all banner ads are written by Russian script-kiddies playing with an exploit they found for unpatched versions of IE5? You […]

Book spamming for the Lord!

| February 12, 2008

Today I got a new book spam. This has come to me via Media E-Blast, a company whose name was coined by someone in a desperate attempt to make unsolicited spam and e-mail harvesting all respectable and Web 2.0ish. Here’s my first piece of advice: Paying some “consultant” to make you a fancy JPEG ad […]