Monday, January 22, 2007

Rest now, Bling Bling. Your long journey is over.

You were born on hardscrabble urban streets. As you grew, you wound your way through big city suburbs and then deep into subdivision sprawl. Next time we heard from you, you were coming out of the mouths of Jay Leno and his ilk. You climbed mountains and raced across plains at unprecedented speeds. Simultaneously, you crossed over from Urban dictionary to the august pages of Merriam-Webster. And now, you've reached your final resting place: an embarrassing ad for a $100 billion German technology behemoth.
previously in stupid corporate ads:
1. "Trees are pretty. Let's use trees."
2. The Good Hands, Bad Taste People.
3. M&Ms "for business"
4. bp. Beyond Poppycock.


Blogger HighJive said...

well, it is sad that the term would be used by a communications company boasting to be contemporary.

maybe bling has a different meaning in german. anyone out there sprechen sie deustch? and we don't mean donny deustch.

liebling means darling.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communication for the open-minded sums it all up...we used to stuck up white German since we do business in America, we are at least open to the possibility of embracing social changes and be more accommodative of other races.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this company's bling is the award they got for that telephony thing?


"Bling" was a stupid term from the start and somehow manages to get more and more idiotic the further it spreads.

3:12 PM  
Blogger HighJive said...

actually, they've got enough problems with a company name that sounds like semen.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eine kleine nacht bling bling machen eine scheine madchen lichin meine dingaling. 8^)

3:36 PM  
Blogger meg L white said...

cute bunny. bet you hate that.

who the hell says "bling, bling" anyway?

whole concept makes me want to go out and buy a pair of birkenstocks and eat bark for the remainder of my life.

3:37 PM  
Blogger meg L white said...

oh fuck, they don't want me anyway. just noticed it said "communication for the open minded."

3:41 PM  
Blogger Central Content Publisher said...

They should combine all their products into one all purpose device. They could call it the iBling.

Success breeds success!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you will, bling bling sure beats schmucksachen.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

yes but I would love to hear a german guy say, Bling bling!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

I thought the death of bling happened when it turned up in a Marmaduke comic.

8:40 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

That's a good point, adam. When the international panel on the death of Bling Bling is formed, let's heartily debate our differing viewpoints...

12:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What is so bad about the ad? I don't see any possible problem other than that only few people know what "bling bling" means.
I'm sure it's sexist and/or racist or just plain evil, but I need some help to get the point.

9:39 AM  

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