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September 21, 2005

Clever Ad Man!

So I’m listening to the radio on the way home – I’ve got this new, sick fascination with Dr. Laura, with whom I almost never agree – and an ad comes on during her break. It’s for this speed trap detector.

According to the ad, this doohickey jams every kind of beam the coppers use to slow you down. Of course, they don’t encourage reckless driving, but they’re so sure their product works, they’ll pay any fine you get for speeding in the first year of use.

They go on to say this SpeedyMan product is not for everyone. In fact, it’s illegal in many states. They go on to list these states – states like Montana, which has almost no speed restrictions, states like Utah, where people don’t break rules, and states like Alaska, where no one lives. So, they’ve made their product look all bad-ass without damaging potential sales.

That has to be the cleverest trick I’ve seen since the talking frogs.



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