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Buy an ad, and Aric posts a funny photo of himself and your product. Another entry in the "million dollar homepage" series of viral-advertising-as-content sites. [via mefi projects]
posted by brownpau (21 comments total)

 
hmmmm... Thats all I can think of to say.
posted by subaruwrx at 7:57 PM on February 18, 2006


My product is a little crazy robot that moves fast and bites and stings when photographed.
posted by longsleeves at 8:01 PM on February 18, 2006


My product is Keith David.
posted by selfnoise at 8:12 PM on February 18, 2006


Who decided the photos were funny? They were boring and flat in my opinion. Execution may be his execution.
posted by gunthersghost at 8:14 PM on February 18, 2006


Stupid.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:25 PM on February 18, 2006


yea bad
posted by stilgar at 9:37 PM on February 18, 2006


My Adblock extension prevented any of the ads or pictures from showing up; I had to manually disable it to see anything.

I am now going to send the Adblock developers my sincere thanks.
posted by jenovus at 9:50 PM on February 18, 2006


Yea verily
posted by mrnutty at 9:50 PM on February 18, 2006


How about an ad for pepsi blue?
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:40 PM on February 18, 2006


i thought part of the reason why mefi projects existed was that those projects WOULDN'T be posted on the pepsi blue mefi blue?

crap post, about crap.
posted by slater at 12:01 AM on February 19, 2006


I sent an email asking if I could have him take a picture with my collection of atmospherically exposed Ebola and Hanta virus cultures.

No response yet...
posted by roguescout at 1:27 AM on February 19, 2006


This is weak. Really weak. As an idea, it's not entirely bad, but it does rather rely on the pictures being funny. Which they aren't, by any stretch of the imagination.

slater said 'i thought part of the reason why mefi projects existed was that those projects WOULDN'T be posted on the pepsi blue mefi blue?'

So did I, but the 'post this project to MeFi' button on project pages suggests otherwise.
posted by jack_mo at 8:36 AM on February 19, 2006


The pojects page is so that a mefioso can show off his pet project and if other mefiosos reckons it good, they post it to the blue. brownpau used it exactly as it says on the tin then.
posted by dabitch at 9:15 AM on February 19, 2006


Well, I thought it was a nice idea.
posted by brownpau at 11:00 AM on February 19, 2006


In an "Eric Conveys an Emotion" kind of way.
posted by brownpau at 11:00 AM on February 19, 2006


The idea has merit. The execution...not so much.
posted by dejah420 at 12:29 PM on February 19, 2006


I hate that this appeared on MeFi.
posted by lemonfridge at 2:39 PM on February 19, 2006


This is pretty pointless. The only value (albeit marginal) of buying advertising on the million dollar home page was the link to your site from a site that ended up developing a lot of page rank. The way this site is configured, there is no direct link to the advertiser's site, therefore no value unless people actually clicked through and bought stuff. Not likely.
posted by snofoam at 2:52 PM on February 19, 2006


Zzzz. This is stupid.
posted by bucko at 3:18 PM on February 19, 2006


in happier news, I think he's sort of cute.

but, yes, photos are unfunny.
posted by heeeraldo at 11:11 AM on February 20, 2006


Great, thanks for perpetuating this stupid 'ad genre'.

'preciate it.
posted by blastrid at 5:50 PM on February 20, 2006


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