Miscellaneous of the Week: The Wonderful World of Advertising
Standing in an airport queue at stupid o’clock in the morning, I’m suddenly struck by just how many adverts there are in the world. Some are boring, some are entirely pointless and some are downright hilarious. Others, well they can be so unbelievably annoying to the point where you will genuinely change channels on the telly just to avoid them.
It’s pretty obvious which advert I’m talking about here – you’ve all heard it and you’ve all groaned every time the fat man with the stupid twiddly moustache sings “Go Compare!” at you.
However, this is not a complaint directed at adverts – some adverts are brilliant and I actually enjoy them (I’m referring to good old Gary and his Walkers crisps here; I’ve had that ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’ song stuck in my head for weeks!) and some adverts take great songs and make them famous, which can never really be a bad thing (the Nikon advert and the beautiful song ‘Welcome Home’ by Radical Face is my prime example).
So, on to what actually features in this week’s Miscellaneous of the Week. I was walking to the train station in South London and saw something that can only be described as genius:
Apparently, there’s more than one of these floating around, as somebody also saw one in Bath. So either these are actually done on purpose and they’re deliberately making fun of how annoying they are, or there’s a nationwide movement to destroy this advertising campaign and ridicule it as much as humanely possible. If it is the latter (and I really hope it is), I’m really quite impressed at the lengths we will go to to try and get this man to STOP SINGING. Ah Britain, it’s times like these, when we all band together, that we truly are Great.