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I could never be in any Authority
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I could never be in any Authority

Over the weekend I was reading the decisions made by the Advertising Standards Authority. You can read the 2006 decisions here. Go on, they are amusing for both how stupid the public can be and also how stupid advertisers can be in some cases.

I was astounded at the unbelievably minor things so many people complain about. 83%* of the decisions were ruled that there was no grounds to proceed with the complaint. And looking at the complaints, I can see why. Most of them are so trivial that the complainant should be billed for the time they have wasted.

In one case, the complainant thought they heard the word "shit" in a TV commercial when the word was actually "hit". They wrote a letter and in doing so started the machinations of the huge bureaucratic machine just to tell them there is no grounds to proceed. Although of course the Authority did what ever it is they did, probably involving letters backwards and forwards, meetings, minutes and Hector only knows what else.

If it was me in charge, I'd completely lose it and write very inappropriate letter back to say, look you dicks, he said hit, not shit. Stop wasting our friggen time. Oh and go see a doctor for all that ear wax in your ears.

*Here is another statistic. Did you know that 78.4% of all statistics are completely made up on the spot to prove the point trying to be made? I didn't know that either.

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More foliage, this time from a garden on Running Deer Trail, McFarland, WI.

Captured: 2006:10:08 19:36:18
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006, 7:04 pm
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