Friday, November 13, 2009

TBWCYL Day 316 - Ad-noxious

See what I did there with the title of the post? That is because yesterday I counted every ad I saw or was inundated with via the web. Armed with my handy notepad and pen, I ticked off the page while driving. I forgot to count the radio and TV ads but I can guess-timate that number. In total I had a combined 119 banner ads, billboards, and junk emails. I spent about an hour and a half in the car and switch stations a lot so I only probably heard about 20 radio commercials and only watched bar TV which is all sports or in-house games so I may have seen 10 more to add to the count.

So, with around 150 ads seen or heard yesterday I had to pick one and deface it. Billboards were out and I can't deface a radio commercial but luck was with me last night and I got a good opportunity to fight advertising. First off, we had our second kick ball game last night at 7:00 pm and The Good, The Bad, and The Ballsy(my team) beat Dicken's Cider 5 to 3; they say nothing beats Dicken's Cider but apparently that isn't true. After our loss last week to Respect My Balls it was good to have a game that was successful.

After each game we go to the Dyer Street Bar in Dallas and drink with the rest of the teams. There is karaoke(we sang 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias), cheap pitchers, and free hot dogs. Last night, the good people of Samuel Adams Ale were out passing out free Boston Lager in Samuel Adams glasses. This was the most blatant form of advertising I had seen all day and to punish them for being so transparent about it, I stole the glass. To be more precise, my teammate stole the glass for me by putting it in her purse but it was my idea.

Behold my trophy for screwing over an advertiser.

That is all,


6 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Yesssss, stolen barware!

Are you playing kickball through WAKA or someone else?

Trinity said...

No, it is through WAKA. We play at the Jewish Community Center.

Soda and Candy said...

That is AWESOME! I salute you sir. However, you cannot be mad at anyone who gives you free stuff, surely? I am all about freebies.

Trinity said...

I can be mad they give me stuff just to get me to buy stuff. That is marketing and I am not ok with that.

Soda and Candy said...

Did it make you buy stuff?

If not, Trinity 1, Sam Adams 0.

; )

Carrie said...

Hahaha. Kudos! :)