Monday, November 28, 2011

Hard to Sell

They really should be more careful if they want me to buy.

Internet advertisers, that is.

Anyone who has been on the internet for more than five minutes has seen the ads about how a person who lives withing shouting distance of you has discovered the-secret-to-weight-loss-docs-don't-want-you-to-know/the-secret-to-curing-wrinkles-your-doc-doesn't-want-you-to-know/the-car-insurance-trick-your-agent-doesn't-want-you-to-know.

Well, if they want me to bite, they need to watch better how the ad appears on my end.

When it says "A Lady in {Region} Has the Secret", they missed the target. By a mile.

Sorry, guys, i'm going to be hard to sell if you can't even figure out what {Region} i'm in.

Today is:

*Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha -- Baha'i

*Cyber Monday

*Feast of Hathor and Sekhmet -- Ancient Egyptial Calendar

*Feast of the Holy Sovereigns -- Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (in honor of King Kamehama IV and Queen Emma, the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii

*Independence Day -- Albania; Mauritania; Panama

*Make Your Own Head Day -- meaning an art project model or drawing, in any medium; have fun with this one!

*National French Toast Day

*Red Planet Day -- on the anniversary of the 1964 liftoff of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars

*Republic Day -- Burundi; Chad

*Royal Society Day -- one of the world's oldest scientific academies, established this day in 1660

*Runic Half Month of Is begins (stasis)

*Saint Catherine Laboure's Day -- promulgator of the Miraculous Medal

*St. Stephen the Younger's Day` (Patron of coin collectors, numismatists, smelters)

*Zibelemarit -- Bern, Switzerland (Onion Market Festival)

Birthdays Today:

Jon Stewart, 1962
Judd Nelson, 1959
Ed Harris, 1950
Alexander Godunov, 1949
Paul Shaffer, 1949
Joe Dante, 1946
Randy Newman, 1943
Berry Gordy, Jr., 1929
Brooks Atkinson, 1894
William Blake, 1757
John Bunyan, 1628

Today in History:

Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag, 1443
Ferdinand Magellan and his men become the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic into the Pacific Ocean, 1520
The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience, 1814
Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation, 1843
Women vote in a national election for the first time in the New Zealand general election, 1893
US-born Lady Astor becomes the first female member of British Parliament, 1919
Capt Cyril Turner of the RAF gives 1st skywriting exhibition in NYC; Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called, 1922
"Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV, 1948
The first Polaroid Camera is sold, 1948
Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community, 1958
The first pulsar star is discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish, 1968
Norway votes against joining the European Union, 1994


  1. the child is so so grateful you clued me in on the frenchtoastnessment!


  2. Oh, yes. Countless local women have discovered what no one wanted them to know. Why not me!?

  3. Miz, glad to be of service.

    Leah, they need to come up with something new, don't they?

  4. Oh lord do I hate those ads! I just wonder how they have the budget to be all over the web, when they seem so sleazy. Ick!


  5. Crabby, they are MLM schemes, and local people who have signed up advertise in your area. At least, i think that's how some of them work. They try to not just sell you the product, whatever it is, but recruit you to sell, also.

    Pain in the neck, however they are doing it.


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