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What's your target audience? [Dec. 27th, 2007|07:58 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

I saw this ad at SFO:

If you can't read it, it says:
As fast as you can push the buttons. Send messages at, like, the speed of light. LOL. That's texting at SprintSpeed.
I will now kindly ask that any of my readers with Sprint service please call and cancel your service, paying any early contract cancellation penalties and moving on to a less stupid provider. Thanks.

Edit: I was going to stop with that, but I have to start enumerating the stupidness of the ad:
  • Graffiti-style handwriting. Does the phone do handwriting recognition perhaps? No, I guess not, because it says "As fast as you can push the buttons."
  • "like". Just to be 13-year-old-girly, or does it not really travel at the speed of light? But like, almost? Like, maybe?
  • "LOL". What's funny?
  • Speed of light. Wow. Fast. I think the rate limiter here will be how fast I can push the buttons then, huh? How are you going to help me with that?
  • Varying font sizes for no reason?
  • "That's texting at SprintSpeed."? What? What does this $20 phone do differently that makes it oh-so-fast SprintSpeed?

From: msirub
2007-12-28 04:51 am (UTC)
at my mall there is a store called "SO KOOL".
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-28 07:14 am (UTC)
The gift shop at San Jose airport used to be called "www . . com", like they knew they wanted to call it "www dot something dot com" and never figured out the something. maybe it's still called that...haven't been there in a while, but every time i saw it i felt stupider.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-12-28 07:34 am (UTC)
Those still exist ... I think it's a chain. Or the one at SFO is called something like "www.gifts@airport.sfo", which isn't even a proper TLD... not sure what it's supposed to be.

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[User Picture]From: mart
2007-12-28 11:50 am (UTC)

I have a duvet cover which has "sleep@bedtime.zzz" on it. It was a present. I think it's cute. :)

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