November 16th, 2007

flavored with age

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“Hey Livejournal. So, some of you work in advertising, and some of you know something about advertising, so maybe you can help me out. I'm on my way up to Dallas to cover a convention and there's these billboards all over the place and they say, "does advertising work? It just did!" Burn on you, consumer! All right, so, that's kind of like putting up a billboard that says, "do people look at things? They sure do! Give us some money." Or, "do things exist? Yes they do! Therefore, we deserve your business." I mean, the point of advertising isn't just to get you to look at things, it's to get you to buy things! Also, I hear a lot about how even if an ad is really annoying, that's okay, because it's done its job by getting your attention. But if it's all negative attention, I mean, if the ad is so annoying that it makes you vow never to buy the product, it's really not doing its job, because again, the goal of advertising is to get you to purchase things, not to get you to be aware of things, because if it was, Exxon could spend a million dollars on ads and no one would buy their product ever, and they could say well, that was money well spent. So, I don't really buy that. If it's true that even negative ads are effective, why don't they just hire a homeless guy to take a shit in front of your house and then hold up a sign that says "Pepsi?"”

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“There's something else from modern LiveJournal. Right now I'm listening to Eric V You Make My Day by Eric, Pia, and Roxanne. Pretty wild. You may not even be able to hear me. But anyway, I'm about to record this message over and post it to my LiveJournal web where it will become publicly available for anybody who wants to listen to it, to download if they want, and I wonder if I'm committing a crime by doing that. But then after all it's copyrighted(?) material. Maybe my talking over it makes it into a new song, what do you think?”

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“Hey these things are like popcorn chicken in the internet, ___ many of them. Just thought I'd let you know that there's about 4 dozens of them in your stomach and you can't move around much any more. Anyway, if I get ___ on my cell phone while I'm driving, you will be hearing my last words and ___ I wonder if anyone will transcribe this, or maybe it will be untranscribed as well, a little voice sitting by itself, because no body cares about the whole thing or it will be transcribed by those live general robots who don't know any english language that work together.”

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