Crazy People

Do you think advertising the truth would work?

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Comments (17)

(17) Chana, November 30, 2010 9:52 PM

I'm with Ananymous 13

I kinda like this style. It's catchy (or wacky, take your pic) and will definitely catch people's attention. I think the truth will stand out among the lies.

(16) NesanelS, January 7, 2009 4:48 PM

Marketing not the Antithesis of Truth

Our rabbis explain that if one hates another, it may escalate to far beyond what they were originally upset about, and likewise love. When one loves, he will add and just want to give. Sometimes it is better to charge for an item if albeit even only a little - so that the person is not receiving a handout. Also the person will respect the item / service more. So, alas, if we say a cereal tastes great, or a plane ride is smooth, is that dishonesty? Although it is true that taste is open for opinion and some flights in history have ended in tragedy, proclaiming the good is actually informing the customer – of what he really wants to know! On the other hand at the same time, the basics of what is being advertised must be true. If there were less cereal than the printed amount or the airline would just cancel a flight and not give reasonable accommodations, this would be outright wrong. It is good to say praises, people really want to hear them. But they should not cover up serious problems (and then people will detect it!). (p.s. I know of at least one plane crash where it was just because the pilot wanted to get off the ground already, and took off without clearance. It was very foggy and he didn't realize that another plane was still on the runway. Bad character, such as this, caused two full planes to crash and ignite, with very few survivors.) In conclusion we can thus say that marketing is not the antithesis of truth!!! (p.s. Interestingly, these attitudes can be applied to life – one’s feelings of oneself and how to present oneself to others. What is honesty, and what are real, plain unnecessary words which are just getting the other nervous unnecessarily!!!

(15) Miriam, April 15, 2008 5:13 PM

Be believe thruthful people!

Of course! If a company (person) displays truth in a trying situation (like trying to sell their product) then you trust them to be truthful in general.

(14) Patti Jenkins, March 10, 2008 11:38 PM

We live in a world that Truth is is between black

Yes we live in a world that is caught between black and grey.And any one who tries to see theblack and white of it will be called a bigit and a wacko.But thats where you will find the kindest people on earth and only one book is in the knowing that book is Torah and we are the people of black and white. Nothing in between will work for us so lets get together and have a party for 8 days and remember the miracles of Truth! Moses and arron have shown us the way and where they lead I will follow ! How about you.

(13) Anonymous, March 9, 2008 8:30 PM

after time, it would work

i think that,initially,if an advertizer only says the truth, he wouldn't get that far, but after a while, the area he lives in will get influenced andhe willeventuallly be the winner!

(12) tehila, March 3, 2008 5:48 PM

love it

wish we could really have it; maybe people would finally grow up and pay attn to what they buy?

(11) Wayne, February 24, 2008 2:58 PM

advertising agencies are paid to lie

Truth-in-advertising laws, if enforced, would eliminate about 90% of our current crop of ads.

(10) David Thomas, February 20, 2008 4:30 PM


Except for the cussin' this is the funniest movie on earth!! Great job Dudley!

(9) harmony, February 19, 2008 8:58 PM

It's getting closer

Since that movie was made, there have been many truth in advertising laws passed. Did you know that if you are in a commercial saying that you have a cold, you have to have a cold? Or at least allergy symptoms. Also, the more annoying a commercial is, the better it sells. You say you'll never buy it because you hate the commercial, but when you get to the store, that's the brand name you'll remember.

(8) Rob Erwine, February 19, 2008 4:21 PM

The truth

Ha HA HA HOHOHO this is killing me
BUT gess WHAT? its the cold TRUTH !

(7) Richard, February 19, 2008 12:10 PM

It would be wonderful to see honesty for a change!

I have no idea whether it would work or not. Too many people are only interested in FLUFF. But I do know it would work on me.

(6) Irma, February 19, 2008 10:39 AM

Why not?

YES, I think would work, and I am just waiting for some BRAVE one to do it!!.

(5) Rosen, February 18, 2008 9:21 PM

advertising and delivery

The delivery of advertising almost always has to do with the company's bottom line. Assuming they advertise honestly and subtly, then they have helped their bottom line. If advertising gets too superficial, then people are going to suspect how misleading it is, especially those who take things very literally. It's like when that judge unsuccessfully sued a dry cleaner last year attempting to get $60 million in damages for getting the wrong pair of pants and taking literally the signs on the walls saying "same day service" and satisfaction guaranteed"...Unfortunately, there is a lot of advertising out there that ends up being too good to be true! When one expects convenience, he/she tends to get more the opposite of consumed time and other hassles. I'm not sure if any people have successfully sued a company for false advertising...Other than that, advertising should be kept honest, concise, and simple.

(4) Irongranny, February 17, 2008 11:27 PM

Truth is in His Word

Some people buy according to ads, other's don't. Like somebody said - was it Lincoln -- you can fool some of the people all of the time..all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time.

The bottom line when it comes to advertising, like most other things, is the guy's paycheck.

(3) anon, February 17, 2008 6:25 PM

bad advertising

his mistake is to focus on the negative. he wants to be truthful but that doesn't mean you have to focus on the bad. he's right, advertisers shouldn't misconceive the public. you don't have to flaunt negative details to be truthful - just don't hide them. at the same time, and most important of all - focus on the good

(2) paul a. hitchcock, February 17, 2008 1:11 PM

you can do nothing against it, but for it!

yes, i think it would help businesses improve their products and services!


(1) Samuel, February 17, 2008 10:51 AM


In some instances but for the most part it might scare people away. At least I think that the guy's advertisements would scare me aware from buying anything he advertised.


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