How has no one mentioned the Dominos "You got 30 minutes!" ad campaign? (Has someone mentioned it already? I'll be embarrassed). The general format is, a deliveryperson shows up with a pizza, and someone looking or sounding fairly ridiculous for whatever reason answers and says, "Guess what we did with OUR thirty minutes?" and the deliveryperson guesses whatever stupid thing they did (Learned how to fake a Brooklyn accent/Burned off eyebrows/Reenacted a medieval war). They're very annoying ads that get old fast.
What confuses me is that the ad directly implies that thirty minutes is a large amount of time. Shouldn't Dominos be bragging about how QUICKLY their pizzas arrive? If the commercials portrayed people obviously mid-activity because they thought they had more time than they did, okay, that works. But these ads come off like Dominos is deigning to grant us THIRTY WHOLE MINUTES, during which we could do an endless number of activities. It's really odd.
More in the logical fallacy theme, Nantucket Nectars ran a radio ad that was two guys setting out to "Prove that 'real is better'". This consisted of them stopping a random woman on the street, and asking her to read the ingredients in a Nantucket Nectar juice, and some other juice, while also asking her questions like, "Red 40, huh? Do you like Red 40?". She didn't even taste the Nantucket Nectar drink at any point. I pseudo-angrily submitted an e-mail to their complaint website pointing out the specific and numerous statistical and logical errors, in hopes of getting free coupons, but no deal.
Worst opening sentence I have ever heard in a radio ad: "My dogs are larger than life-both literally AND physically!"
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