Tag Archives: fail

Photo Matching Fail

I've walked by this advert for a tanning salon countless times, and each time I got a vaguely uncomfortable feeling and quickened my pace. I recently took the time to stare down my fear and figure out just what's wrong with this advert. Do you see it? The whole tanning business sort of gives me…
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Spammy babka even worse than the cinnamon kind

Nobody likes spam, but when it suddenly comes from a business that you like(d), it feels like a personal betrayal.  Check out this steaming pile of comment spam by Green's Bakery, maker of my most favorite chocolate babka. I don't know what's the worst part of this.  Is the the invasive nature of comment spam?…
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Fathers day phone near fail with eBay T-Mobile

Dad wanted a phone "with a camera and internet and keys that aren't too small to see", so for Fathers' Day I picked one up, a 3G flip phone from a major manufacturer with T-Mobile's mobile web thing.  What dad wanted most was to be able to check his stuff on eBay.  So I set…
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I'm not a doctor, but I take surveys for money on the internet

I was mucking out my spam folder (where lots of not-quite-garbage bulk or automated email ends up) and accidentally opened this message which I ordinarily would have deleted on the basis of the subject line alone: Interesting.  Some outfit that thinks I'm a doctor wants to give me $20 to answer six questions.  Or maybe…
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I'd like a nice glass of light, please

We got this spiffy new fridge at the office months ago, and every time I went to get water through the door, I had to  pause for a moment.  I finally figured out why.  Look at this: The spout on the left dispenses ice, and you can select ice particles or ice wedges.  The spout…
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Rockport shoe ad bait and ditch

You may have noticed that I've been critical of print advertising, especially in general interest publications.  But oddly enough, not that long ago, I encountered a print ad so compelling that I took action.  Repeatedly.  And yet the merchant did not win the sale.  Here's what I saw in an expensive early page of Fast…
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Failduck

I coined myself a new handle this weekend when despite all the good stuff scheduled to go on, I just couldn't get myself out of bed on time: failduck.  Just part of getting older, I suppose. You can see failduck in action by going to http://www.limeduck.com/this-page-doesn't-exist. Yes, I know. That's not exactly what I'd call…
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