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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ad Rants

Memo to the people at Guinness: what on earth are you talking about when you refer to "St Patrick's Season"? Give me a break; this "holiday" celebrates the patron saint of a country that's about the size of Lake Superior. And I'd hazard a guess that at least 90% of the people who "celebrate" it have little or no connections to Ireland. There is no need create such entities as "St Patrick's Day Eve" in order to sell more beer.

Memo to the people at Tristar: Do you remember Grade 5 math, when you learned about decimals, and rounding off? Do you remember how rounding off works? Last integer greater than 5 gets rounded up? News flash: 2 divided by 3 is not .666, it's .6(repeating), which is rounded off to .667. Don't worry, people are so enamored of conspiracy theories that you could work some other tenuous linkage between the number 23 and Satan and they'd buy it.

(BTW - remember the rule about the digits that make up a number divisible by 3? The rule is that if you add them up you get another number equal to or divisible by 3? Well, it works even if you divide a number divisible by 3 by any number other than 3 {or another number divisible by 3} and the result gives you a decimal point: 3/2 = 1.5, and 1+5 = 6. It has to, because all you need to do is multiply the original number by whatever factor of 10 is required to make the result a whole number without changing the digits.)


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Blogger Bezzie said ... (Wed Feb 07, 09:46:00 AM EST) : 

Hm, isn't Lake Superior bigger?

I have no clue about the Tristar one.

Have you seen the Orville Redenbacher Zombie? That one scares me.


Blogger Batty said ... (Wed Feb 07, 10:34:00 AM EST) : 

Hey, Valentine's Season is coming up too!


Orville Redenbacher zombie???


Anonymous Your SP9 pal said ... (Wed Feb 07, 11:55:00 AM EST) : 

LOL, so glad someone else is annoyed by commercials that show their ignorance so, um, subtly...
Your package is on its way, BTW, so keep an eye out for it :)


Blogger Carol said ... (Wed Feb 07, 03:03:00 PM EST) : 

I totally agree on the St. Paddy's day thing. I didn't even know it was supposed to be such a big "celebration" until a couple of years ago! My husband HAS Irish blood in him and HE didn't think it was such a big deal either!


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