Busvertising


Most advertising goes by WC without notice. It’s probably adaptive behavior in the 21st Century. But occasionally an ad comes along which grabs even WC’s jaundiced, cynical eye. Certainly Alaska Airlines’ Salmon Thirty Salmon back in 2005 is an example of an ad that will make you do a double take: (This is a promo…

P.T. Barnum Award: December 2011


The P.T. Barnum Award goes irregularly to the most outrageous email WC receives proving Barnum was right, that a sucker is born every minute. This email requires the you to enjoy bidding at auctions to the exclusion of successfully purchasing anything of value at that auction. Oh, and really, really bad customer service. [Note: you follow any…

Hypocrisy Sampler: November 2011


November is a wrap, so it’s again time for the monthly hypocrisy sampler. WC accumulates instances over the course of the month, and had five bullet points by November 10. Another sad bumper crop of steaming hypocrisy, coming right up. Pull on your rubber boots, your elbow height rubber gloves and a gas mask, and…

P.T. Barnum Award, October 2011


The P.T. Barnum Award goes monthly to the most outrageous email WC receives proving Barnum was right, that a sucker is born every minute. This email requires the utter suspension of credulity and invites the recipient to participate in attorney trust account fraud. [Note: you follow any links in messages like this at your peril. WC will…

P.T. Barnum Award, August 2011


The P.T. Barnum Award goes monthly to the most outrageous email WC receives proving Barnum was right, that a sucker is born every minute. This email requires repeal of the laws of thermodynamics and the utter suspension of credulity. And spelling, And grammar. Surely not too great a task for some. [Note: you follow the…