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 Thursday, July 20, 2006

TV's most annoying advert (July)
Expedia - clouds
  [view here]

"Travel" (it's that Hugh Laurie bloke, sounding relentlessly glib after just one word)
"Now clouds know how to travel, in perfect ease" (no they don't, you idiot, clouds aren't sentient are they?)
"Just like us" (don't be so stupid, holidaying humans don't float blissfully along hundreds of feet up in the air, they fly squashed aboard DVT-inducing charter flights)
"Sometimes, if they know exactly where they want to be, they're off" (oh for heaven's sake, clouds are just inanimate wisps of water vapour, they know nothing)
"Or they can narrow down their choices from a whole world of options" (what sort of choices do you think clouds have, you twat? "Shall I become an altostratus or a cumulonimbus?" "Shall I go and rain on Bolton or Biarritz?" Not very likely, is it?)
"Or if they're looking for some inspiration, it's easy" (so, clouds are physically able to interact with the Expedia website to book package holidays, are they? Which overpaid copywriter wrote this nonsensical drivel?)
"Why not make your travelling easier?" (sorry, I'm still not quite seeing where clouds come into this. Especially not the unconvincing computer-generated blob of cotton wool you've cut-and-pasted into the sky above New York and Venice in this miserable advert)
"expedia dot co dot uk" (still, I suppose it's better than that Frosties nightmare)

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