October 1st, 2010

Hipsters Lose (II): Now This Is What We Call Deceptive Advertising

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So I’m about to climb on the 4-6 tram the other day at Ferenc körút when out of the corner of my eye I see a slick-looking sticker on the ticket machine saying “Kannabisz pont.” Well look at that, I think to myself. Some clever and enterprising group of local drug dealers have put together a nicely-branded network of street corner sales outlets. Just what this town needs!

If only…

Unfortunately, when you go to www.kannabiszpont.hu to find out, you know, where to go to get some weed, it turns out the whole thing is just an anti-drug campaign. And not only that, it’s sponsored by T-Mobile. Not that this should be surprising, given that they are experts in deceptive advertising engineered to get people to spend money on an addictive habit that some researchers says can cause irreversible brain damage. I’d say I’m going to throw away my phone in protest, but now I’m gonna need the damn thing for you-know-what. Bumma.

And here is what people were saying back before we forced readers to use Facebook to comment. Weren't those the days?
  1. mn says:

    ahem, “hook, line and sinker” comes to mind. Thanks
    for the tip tho’, lol

  2. mn says:

    Come to think of it, if I were Mayor of Bp, I would
    applaud the naming and shaming of the culprits who
    graffiti and vandalize Public Transport property and
    I would sue said culprits in order (to help) balance
    the company books. Thanks Pestiside!

  3. C'est Moi says:

    Bring in some Singapore justice. That will decrease the graffiti.

 
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