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December 31, 2004

Do They Think That Shit Is Cute?

What up with these internet ads featuring a huge, hairy cyber-roach crawling it's ugly ass all over my screen, while I'm minding my own business trying to look up a non-bug related word on dictionary.com?

That is nasty! Stop it retarded marketing people! Stop it right now! I don't want to win your free roach-infested Ipod.

Ulllgghhh... My skin is still crawling.

posted by Key on 11:24 AM | Comments (3)

I do not like cockroaches when they are real. What would make anyone think I would like them when they are virtual? I'm with you on this one key.

Posted by: Moogie at December 31, 2004 12:43 PM

Me three. Yuch.

Posted by: Beth at December 31, 2004 02:54 PM

Out of curiosity, and boredom, I actually clicked on that ad to see what was involved.

In order to get the Ipod, you must fill out what seems like an endless array of surveys, and when that's over, you really get taken.

It shows you a list of links, there are three pages of them, and you must 'activate' two offers per page. It starts out innocuous enough...two week free trials to Blockbuster and the like, and then builds up to what seems to be freebie offers, but are actually freebie tac-ons to other items you must purchase.

All in all, while I'm sure that one can choose offerings much less expensive than just purchasing the Ipod outright, it is still quite deceptive.

After really looking at what they do, cockroaches seem quite fitting.

Posted by: jmflynny at January 1, 2005 09:27 PM
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