Saturday, October 3, 2009

Advocating Vocationicide

I found a bastardized blog/news thing that is tagged at the top as an "ADVERTORIAL". The layout of the page contains some weather and news headlines to make it look like it's a part of a local newspaper's web site. It's a write-up of that Acai berry fad thing that presents the article as being written someone who started off as a skeptic of the berry, then through personal experience lost weight. The conclusion is that every claim about Acai berries must be unconditionally true.

Because testimonials are the best type of evidence.

There are some coupon codes for online ordering of Acai berry products and paraphernalia. The coupon codes just happen, by sheerest coincidence, to expire tomorrow. I'll bet a shiny nickel that if I go back there tomorrow, the coupon codes will expire the next day.

Then, the really cool part is that there's a boatload of disclaimer at the bottom of the page. My favorite part is this.

It is important to note that this site and the stories depicted above is to be used as an illustrative example of what some individuals have achieved with this/these products. This website, and any page on the website, is based loosely off a true story, but has been modified in multiple ways including, but not limited to: the story, the photos, and the comments. Thus, this blog, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story.
We need Adam and Jamie put this one to rest. And we need someone to take out the people that came up with this abomination of marketing.

2 comments:

Guinea Pig said...

Adam and Jamie are a good choice. But don't get the government involved. That is a wacky can of worms.

Shay said...

Ah, but who reads disclaimers anyways?