Friday, June 8, 2012

I always wonder about the response rate on things like this

I saw on Talking Points Memo and it had such a perfect word-association quality that I thought it was worth sharing.


  1. Why are these tricks and tips always described as weird? Is there a reason not to use a more neutral term such as unconventional, (a weirdo is not someone you want to spend the day with) or a more positive term like inspired or innovative. Nope, they always seem to be weird. Or sometimes they are simple.
    That said, and considering the post below, I guess I am missing something by having Adblock installed on Chrome and Firefox. However, as a weird anarchist free-rider, well you know the rest. Obama owns Duke Energy, ConEd, Southern California Edison, PG&E, and a host of other providers of Electrical energy, who knew? Just curious, does the tip involve going off the grid?

    1. The use of the word 'weird' was one of the things that caught my eye. As you observed, pretty much all tricks in these ads are weird and/or simple.

      I didn't actually click on the ad, but these miracle electricity saving devices have been making the rounds for decades. I suspect he's offering the same product you saw advertised in the back of comics forty years ago.