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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Phil Allison, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    Hi,

    so Dick has made another cringe worthy TV ad:



    Like this one from 1982:





    .... Phil
     
  2. swanny

    swanny Guest

    About as cringe-worthy as the Coles Quo ads too.
    This kind of advertising is looking more American every day!
    ROTFLMAO, I hadn't seen that one before!
     
  3. **Pretty sneaky too. None of the TV stations will air his ads, but the
    public interest is so great that millions will watch them on youtube. He
    doesn't have to pay the TV stations a single cent to air them. Brilliant!
     
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Trevor Wilson"

    ** Not entirely true.

    The ad will run but not during the evening TV news as booked, since it has a
    PG rating.

    Ch 9 have told Dick he will be billed for the time slot in any case -
    unless he can come up with a new, less " adult " ad for them to run.

    The ad going "viral" is probably as intended.



    .... Phil
     
  5. swanny

    swanny Guest

    Very cunning. Getting 'free' publicity from the press and TV stations
    via the censorship bureau.
     
  6. T.T.

    T.T. Guest

    Poor old Dick. Suffering acute delusions of relevance.
     
  7. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    :)
    Nice twist.

    BTW When I have my two kids telling me about it, and my wife showing it to me on her iPOD, then it has gone viral, and
    Dick has done his job. All sorted.

    As Ugly Dave would have said "Clever Dick"

    Don...


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  8. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

  9. swanny

    swanny Guest

    Dick is clearly the long-lost brother Wiggle, cast out from the core
    group for his bespectacled look! He must have attempted to form his own
    electro-wiggle group, but it did not appeal to the masses!
     
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