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ost.macka's picture

I suppose that's an attempt on your part to liken anyone who disagrees with you to the idiot US Republicans, but no, I'm a Swede, and i have my own idiot government to worry about.Now why don't you give it a rest and bask in the sunshine of your youtube fans.  Oh, and i noticed your plea to that legion of fans to come log on to adland and give us some shit.  Where are they?From bmanandluke as they call themselves on youtube: "adland have been giving our ad a royal dissing.so if like what we've done fight the corner, log on and give em some sh*t." 

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62,028,285 people voted for George Bush.  I think that says it all.  Numbers mean nothing when it comes to quality.

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Your attempt at an ad is really laughable, worthy of all the disdain you've received here.  And your name-calling only further proves what a tasteless moron you are. So take a little more Viagra, get it up, and hit us with some more of your gratuitous bravado

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Yeah, but pumping gas at Exxon is the best you're ever going to get.  You're not even qualified for McDonalds.

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Daniel Johnston needs to get one of those Sprint Crime Deterrent Phones.

I'd embed the spot if I knew how. I tried but obviously I'm computer illiterate. But here it is in your Super Bowl Archives.

Sprint / Nextel - Crime Deterrent (2006) :30 (USA)

(I've edited this comment so many times.  I'm so embarrassed) 

ost.macka's picture

Oh yes, I'm so ashamed.  I don't know which is more embarrassing, my unfortunate suggestion to Dabitch which started this whole relevant banner controversy, or my idiotic choice of a mate 30 years ago.  :-)

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You know when I started this whole thing by saying "Maybe it's time for you to consider running spots here.  It's a natural,"  I was really just joking.  I never seriously meant for there to be commercials or banners or arguments.  I think it was much cooler when we were talking about Dick and Jane and Spot, before we had to get "Back on Topic."Now Tod couldn't care less about what's relevant to Sport and Sport doesn't give a toss about some poor bastard's US cell phone services and he can't remember if he suggested (relevant) banners or not.  The whole thing boggles the mind.

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I do too know who Dick and Jane are.  And Sally, and Spot and even Puff.  I was born in Sweden in 1957, not 1857. :-)

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I think you were being critical, or you wouldn't have put quotes around "a few spots."  if you were simply trying to figure out in your own mind how it could work, I think you would have addressed the issue differently.And now, for a little criticism of my own, I think you're being naive about the way web advertising works.  I can imagine all sorts of schemes where the ads wouldn't dilute the content here.  And there's no reason that anyone would have to accept "terrible ads."  There's no reason to think that this site couldn't attract creative advertising, or to think that it couldn't be structured in a way for you bypass watching ads after having to endure a splash page for ten seconds.  As for getting paid for the work, I'm sure Dabitch wouldn't object to that, but I've read where she's said that she wouldn't mind sponsorship which would simply pay her costs so she could open the commercial archives and not have to charge for them.   I think the bottom line is that you can't have it both ways. If Dabitch were to accept sponsorship or advertising to cover costs, then there are certain downsides that are going to come along with that.  If she, and the people who pay for super adgrunt status are happier with things the way they are, then things will stay the way they are.

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When I said "a few spots" did you think I meant a few spots a decade?  Now you suggest "a few spots a day?"  What exactly is "a few?"  Two?  Five?  Ten?  And how was that suggestion any different than mine other than the words "a day?" Was it any more specific?  My suggestion might have meant a few spots an hour or a minute.  I'm not sure why people feel the need to be critical of even the simplest suggestion.