Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ads that make you go "hmmm"


(would you believe, it sometimes takes me 7 or 8 hours to finish my morning coffee)


There I was, innocently drinking my morning coffee and browsing the financial section of msn.com when suddenly - BLAM! - these weird ads caught my eye.

What they heck are they selling?

Why the heck are they selling it in the financial section?

And what the heck can I say about them that will explain why they caught my eye and maybe make you laugh and best of all help me avoid doing any actual work for the next half hour or so?

Let's see ... here is ad number one:



Ok. So are they saying the guy on the left is a "fat kid"? If so, they have obviously not visited a school lately. Any school. Pick one. I promise, this guy would be considered a skinny minny. Even if he's a very tall kindergartener.

Moving on to ad # 2 ...



Now I must say, Screaming Muscular Guy, I believe that you built SERIOUS muscle. But I don't believe your health is intact. People whose health is intact do not normally scream. Unless maybe you just realized that your new chest muscles caused your tattoo to change from a picture of your girlfriend to an abstract drawing of Barney Frank. That might explain it.

And now, ad # 3 ...


This is my favorite ...


Put down your coffee first ...




hahaha! Call me heartless, but this ad made me laugh out loud. Do you mean to tell me that if I fail to refinance my mortgage, I will turn into a Geiko caveman? I will no longer be able to afford a shirt? My hair will grow uncontrollably?

Or is this a picture of someone who DID take advantage of the Government Refinance Plan? Is this guy showing us a look of surprise because he just realized how much he can save by forgoing basic hygeine?

Or maybe it's a picture of a government official, who has recently been fired because his crappy plan only reached 85,000 people out of 7 - 9 million, which is indeed a sorry statistic.

I have no idea. But the longer I ponder, the less time I have for work. And the greater the possibility I will need to take advantage of whatever this Plan is.

hmmm ....

Guess I better go.


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8 comments:

Lily Robinson said...

Do find out and get back to us!

I'll wait right here...

Lesley said...

Lily: hahaha! I saw that same "caveman" ad today with another, even funnier headline. But now I can't find it. I will get back to you ...

Rae said...

You have a wicked sense of humor. I love it. Very funny. We are so warped.

jdcoughlin said...

So funny! I was thinking the same thing, only you're funnier! Did you see the one with the teeth. I can't stand that on my sidebar when I'm trying to work.
PS Great blog. Love the Christmas pictures.

Amanda said...

Oh you've really made my morning! Those men are extremely sexy. Thanks.

Stop by my newly redesigned blog. It took me two days of head scratching and swearing, but it's up.

Fran Hill said...

The hairy guy made me laugh as well. I hope that doesn't happen to him all the time as he walks down the street. I only have to think of the picture to start giggling again.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

You are out of control!!! :) Where do you find these ads? I love 'em! especially the caveman! Thanks for the laughs Lesley. xo

Ben said...

Yes, what is up with the ad with the guy with the bizarre bottom teeth on the refinance your home ads? Why juxtapose that image? Is it just so shocking and weird that people will click on it?

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