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Sep 15 2008   10:49AM GMT

VMworld 2008: My Favourite US TV Ads

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of the joys of coming to the US is sampling US television – especially the ads. I can never get over the commericals for drugs, my favourite part is the disclaimers at the end – “my induce vomitting, impotency, and involuntary bleeding from orifices…” mmm, perhaps I will give that one a miss then…

Cash4Gold.com is a website and TV ad. Basically, its business is getting hard-up people to scoup up old jewelery and having it melted down for hard $$$. My favourite part is the woman who examples how she had her gold and diamond wedding ring from previous marriage melted down for money – she had the cash within the day. She looks really happy about the whole darn thing!. I’m sure her husband is just livid that the money he spent on the goddamn thing is now being melted down. Gee, who ever said romance is dead.

On top of taxi I took to Shopping Mall where I bought my guitar – “Drop Dead – Firing Range”. Basically, you can come to the fire range and have go at firing high powered semi-automatics.

SHOUTING MAKES YOUR PRODUCT BETTER. I WATCHED AN AD ABOUT A GARDENING GADGET WHICH YOU ATTACH TO A DRILL – IT WILL ROTATE YOUR GARDEN, INCLUDES EXTRA ATTACHMENTS WORTH $30. OH AND THE LOUDER YOU SHOUT THE MORE IMPRESSIVE THE PRODUCT. GETS YOU THINKING ABOUT SOFTWARE VENDORS WHO SHOUT ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT. WHAT YOU LACK IN FEATURES OR INOVATION YOU CAN MAKE UP WITH SHOUTING!!!

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