We’ve all seen those annoying little Flash-based banner ads that entreat you to play some game in the hopes of winning an iPod or something similar. They range from actually fun (I once saw a “Wild West” shooting gallery one) to fairly odd (“outrun the gorilla!”), but below is one of the most bizarre I’ve ever seen:
As if the premise of a competition composed entirely of slapping a sumo wrestler’s belly wasn’t odd enough, the prize for out-slapping your opponent is that you will, “find out your crush’s name!”
Wha?! How does that make any sense at all? I often wonder who comes up with this stuff, which leads me to wonder who pays for it. No self-respecting company could possibly think that this union is a natural one. Can you imagine if Apple had a banner ad like this? “Eat 50 eggs and win a free iPod horoscope!”0 People like this. Be the first!