Most advertisements are stupid. I’ve mentioned this before. But once in a while an ad comes along that exceeds the others in banality, vapidity, and idiocy. It achieves some sort of transcendent state where it becomes the sort of stupid that only a genius could come up with. Which makes you wonder how the thing came to exist in the first place. Case in point:
Legal advice. For single “girls”. The mind reels. I predict this will annoy twice as many women as it will attract. The idea that women can’t be expected to seek legal advice unless it’s fabulous! is about as insulting as suggesting a man couldn’t comprehend an algebraic formula unless it was written on some chick’s boobs.
Perhaps this is the first in a series of articles on esoteric subjects which have been demarcated by meaningless personal distinctions:
- HTML for Redheads.
- Paleontological tips for Canadians.
- The newlywed guide to Astronavigation.
- Gravitational Theory for Italian-Americans.
- Metallurgical Engineering for Diabetics.
Oh, and I’m just commenting on the ad. I have no idea if the column or the expert herself are interesting or not. I’m just saying: That ad is crazy.
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