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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Weather Gurls

I hate to become one of those lazy YouTube posting bloggers, but watching this queen freak out over a cockroach live on the air is just too rich to pass up:

More embarrassing? Her hair! Nice to see Lamar Latrell getting work these days, though.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


...sometimes white people JUST SUCK.

Monday, September 04, 2006

What Day Is It? REVEALED!

I’ve been an advertising copywriter for almost 15 years now, and even with all that experience behind me, I never let myself believe I know all there is to know about the craft. Every time I get a little cocky and think there’s no new lesson to be learned, that’s when I usually fuck up in some fashion and hear about it.

And that’s where our little focus group/lesson came into play last week. A client had a one-day only offer, and it was up to me to present it, along with all the terms and conditions. The offer was valid Thursday only, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. And that’s exactly how it should have been presented:

Offer valid Thursday, August 24 only, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Instead, in a classic case of overthinking and trying to make the terms and conditions as reader friendly as possible, I came up with this gem:

Offer valid 12:00 A.M. Thursday through 12:00 A.M. Friday.

While that may be easier to understand for most people, a lot of other customers were left scratching their heads, and confused customers are never good for business. We heard about it via e-mail and telephone. “John” (not me) and JL in the comments had the “most right” answers.

Lesson learned.

Fine Folks

"...and by hubris, I mean overweening pride!" - Johnny's Greatest Hits

25 Year Loop
Fucking Woof
David Live
The Night Before
Jobriath Was First
She's in Parties
She's in Parties Pt. 2
Tales From the Dragon Club
Tales From the Dragon Club Pt. 2
Okay, California...You Win
How to Sell Used CDs

Previously on "Johnny Is a Man"...

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