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Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Death Knell has Sounded...

I've been hearing a lot of advertisements on radio recently where the consumer is guaranteed a possibility.

You could make money in your first 30 days -- guaranteed!

We guarantee that our product may extend the life of your motor!

These advertisements drive me crazy. Do the copywriters think we're that stupid? Are we?


Charles Gramlich said...

Hi Clifford. I just wanted to let you know that I've been poking some gentle fun at a few of my writerly acquaintences and it was your turn on my blog today. I hope you don't mind, but if you do please let me know and I'll remove it. I don't think it's anything horrible. You and Sidney were on my "hit" list for the day.

Clifford said...

Heh! Just wait till you see the kids!!!

Sidney said...

Hey, did you get a phone number on that first ad? I need to pick up some extra cash for Christmas presents.

Clifford said...

I hate to break it to you Sid, but there are only 10 shopping days left this month!!! Of course, based on the testimonials, you could probably make about $1,500 in that time, if you hurry!

I think the number was 1-800-SUCKERZ. Kinda makes me leery.

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