Friday, January 13, 2012

Casting a vote

For more years than one cares to remember there have been TV ads for a brand of fly spray... these days it includes also includes crawling insects... that have revolved around a rather repellent character named Louie the Fly. It even has a rather catchy jingle that most Australians could probably sing better than they could the national anthem... which says a lot 'cos most people think that Waltzing Matilda is the national anthem... but one digresses. Back to the damn fly...

For a while now they have conducted a big campaign to save Louie from being retired permanently. There have also been strong accusations that the whole thing was a cynical hoax on the part of the advertisers... quelle surprise. Meanwhile as the media storm... that would generally make any advertiser salivate just thinking about... carries on viewers have been made to make the hard choice. They have had to log on and vote yes or no on his death.
And all one could think when watching this was, why isn't there an option for don't care?

Well for those that do, Louie was given a reprieve today. Guess it wasn't such a black Friday for some after all...
Personally one came home and found this on the computer... 
Why isn't there a no option for that? L

3 comments:

Vixen B-Ab said...

*points and laughs*

bottomoftherabbithole said...

Well I definately like the "evil device". I can see that I have to step up my sadistic tinkering mode.
I think the whole problem with people not realizing that Advance Australia Fair is the anthem is well...hell I have no explaination other than sheer ignorace. It really is a pretty song, and at least it doesn't have any near impossible notes to hit like The Star Spangled Banner. OTOH I have seen Waltzing Matilda played at the beginning of nearly every single Australian sports game, so in a way it's like a second unofficial anthem.

Master's piece said...

It's like the popular anthem you mean :D