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What do you think of this billboard? Offensive or clever?


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Originally Posted by shades9323

So you don't find it funny.  Do you find it offensive?



I found it neither, personally, but I never miss a chance to vote in polls, especially when there are only two options that are black and white with no middle ground or compromise.

I realized it's just a pub trying to be edgy, for edgy's sake, so it doesn't work for me, but I'm not especially offended by it, because I've been lucky enough not to have a close friend or relative involved with a cult. Now if you were posting this for the benefit of the avid S&T; guys, that would be funny.

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They are probably poor poll options.  That is how they were framed in our local news so I just used that.

The question should have been, "do you find this billboard offensive?"  With the answers being yes or no.

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I'm not offended

It IS clever (but not in a good way)

It is tasteless

It's not really that funny

It's a bit lame. IMO

It will get a lot of publicity which is why they did it.

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I suppose that basing an advertisement on what was essentially mass murder is not really that funny. Remember that a lot of the people who "drank the Kool Aid" were actually infants. Also, we can feel that the victims who exercised free will were gullible and ignorant, but Jim Jones would have murdered them all anyway if he had had to - had they not agreed to suicide. Not really that funny. OTOH - it happened a long time ago, so although the taste is marginal, I'm not going to have a cow over it.
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Originally Posted by sean_miller

I found it neither, personally, but I never miss a chance to vote in polls, especially when there are only two options that are black and white with no middle ground or compromise.

I realized it's just a pub trying to be edgy, for edgy's sake, so it doesn't work for me, but I'm not especially offended by it, because I've been lucky enough not to have a close friend or relative involved with a cult. Now if you were posting this for the benefit of the avid S&T; guys, that would be funny.

Sean, do they even serve kool-aid at S&T; clinics?  OH YEAH!

I tend to think that this chain got the publicity they were desiring. Even with pulling the ad down, they got more out of it if than if they had used a more traditional style of advertising.  I guess if there wasn't any uproar then what would the next ad be like for someone trying to take advantage of similar clever advertising?  That could be a new thread.  I am not personally offended by this but I would be if they chose to pick a more tragic event that hit closer to home for me.

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