Posts Tagged: Marketing BS

The Sinner’s Fate is… Disney?

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Robots are attacking the internets every day. In both marketing and context ads robots seem to be winning practically every day. Today’s WTF context ad is brought to you by peddlers of Disney World on DVD. Who, for some not-so-clear reason, think that people, who are looking for sinner’s fate t-shirt on ebay are not […]

Telecom pricing: ad price is not the price

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When I just moved to Texas, I was shocked at local telecommunication pricing. Not as much at how much it costs (well, at that too, sometimes) but how far away you are removed from the real price. First encounter was with the regular phone, but then pretty much the same problem happens in almost all […]

Topeka renamed itself into Google, Google into Topeka

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Thanks to April Fool Day, Google decided to repay Topeka, KS by changing its name to, well, Topeka. Aside from giggles that this “retaliation” produces, the real question is how soon will Topeka gets Google’s gigabit service? I wish Google’s Gigabit would come to Austin, TX too. Aside from having a large student population, Austin […]

“Free” credit reports are rip-offs

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Credit is a bane (and savior) of American existence. Almost everyone (including some pets) has a file in credit reporting agency. And more and more aspects of everyday life depend on how “credit-worthy” you are. I’m not sure how exactly someone managed to convince, say, car insurance companies, that people who are not deeply in […]

Buying Campbell’s tomato soup? Go for regular, not “healthy”

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Another epic win of Marketing BS over common sense and logic. According to investigation, what is labeled as “Healthy” and “Low Sodium” tomato soup is actually identical to the regular Campbell’s soup in the amount of sodium (read “salt”). Bonus unobviousness: “healthy” version of tomato soup actually contains 1.5g of fat per serving, while regular […]