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Muffin™
May 5th, 2010, 05:10 PM
So, we've seen many different ads. But, have you ever seen a weird/messed up/funny/stupid/ect.? I have, and it's one on a website where it says "DOWNLOAD FREE ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM AT VIRUS[something].COM!!! YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED!!"


The evony ads are blocked on my computer, because it's porn basically :/

Åzurε
May 5th, 2010, 06:49 PM
http://www.gobankingrates.com/system/wp/blogs/12/assets/aflac-duck.jpg

I have nothing more to say (for now).

Sneeze
May 6th, 2010, 06:08 AM
^^^

I love that pic. :3

It's the CONGRATULATIONS - YOU ARE THE 1,000,000TH VISITOR ones that get me, especially when you're on a website with > 1 million members, do people actually still fal for these?

RTHookers
May 6th, 2010, 06:19 AM
Whomever falls for these are stupid.
I mean, why the hell would Windows come up with W98's theme and tell me I'm the 100000000000th visitor? Nice welcome..
My sis and mom falls for whatever interests them. Most are crap anyway.

Amaruuk
May 6th, 2010, 08:47 AM
I get a kick out of how ads think they can get me using demographics. Little do they know I don't give a rat's behind about weight loss, fashion, and all that other stereotypical 'young American woman' crap they keep showing me X3

I guess they factor 'gamer' into the demographics, too, 'cause I see a lot of ads for games but also stuff for men that might fit the gamer stereotype of not getting chicks such as 'click the body parts to create your ideal woman'. That Evony game with the ads with the boob-shots of chicks in bras with taglines like 'come and play, master' or something always makes me lol X3

I also wonder what the deal is with those mortgage or insurance or whatever ads with completely irrelevant pictures of old guys photoshopped to look really bizarre or really any ad with irrelevant imagery. Maybe it's supposed to simply catch your eye and make you look? It'd make sense, since imagery relevant to mortgage or car insurance would be pretty lame.

Then there's the ads about getting degrees or something (the ones with all the little people icons for various professions). I remember a while back I saw one where the icon for the graphic designer was basically Naruto (with the hair and the whisker things and the orange shirt). I was like 'WTF?' and kind of felt insulted X3

Yusshin
May 6th, 2010, 08:59 AM
I always get flooded with the Evony ads and the Weight Loss ads. It really annoys me :| Evony is, like the OP said, pretty much porno encouraging porno, and the weight loss thing is just annoying. YOU DIDN'T LOSE 31LB IN 4 WEEKS! Give it up lol XD

Rich Boy Rob
May 6th, 2010, 10:55 AM
Those ads saying a mother living in (insert your area here) has discovered the secret to cheap white teeth get on my nerves.



The evony ads are blocked on my computer, because it's porn basically :/

You have strange idea of porn :\. I mean sure they show a bit of skin, but they are hardly naked. Besides, it attracts the target demographic, teenage boys. That's sex appeal my friend.

mondays suck
May 6th, 2010, 11:26 AM
http://www.chilloutzone.to/images/thumbnails/images/1005/9936_.jpg

Yesterday, I was shown this ad.
The main article says "Athens burns - 3 dead", the ad on the top of the page says something like "now frizzle too and win hot prices" (horrible translation, I know, but I have no idea how to do that better...)

ANARCHit3cht
May 6th, 2010, 05:47 PM
I saw an ad for a online college, they spelled degree wrong. Doesn't that sound like the place to go?

Theodore Bruno
May 6th, 2010, 05:55 PM
I like the facebook ads where they show a screenshot from one of their "games", but it's actually from another game. Like I saw one where it was a screenshot of Counter Strike. Heh heh

Also, while we're at it, how bout some good ole WW2 propaganda, because it's some what related and hilarious.
http://governingtemptation.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/when-you-ride-with-hitler-1943-weimer-pursell.jpg