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2013-09-10 06:38:06 PM
Thing is, any "article" I see with that title automatically gets put into the spam folder in my brain.  It becomes little more than a blank spot on the page, I ignore it on an almost subconscious level.
 
2013-09-10 06:49:58 PM
Masterful troll with the headline, +1

i1277.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-10 06:56:20 PM
 
2013-09-10 06:59:48 PM

4tehsnowflakes: Masterful troll with the headline, +1

[i1277.photobucket.com image 415x355]


Really?  You didn't see that an assume it was an article about the recent explosion of similarly titled ads?  You must have a better ad-blocker than I do, those things are everywhere.
 
2013-09-10 07:00:08 PM
I'm on my iPad, so I am without my adblocker that blocks that section fo "one weird trick" articles from Newsmax on the right side of the screen.  Because it's in the same relative positon that all the TF links would be otherwise, I have accidentally tapped articles in that damn hunk of spam several times today.

/worst ad ever
 
2013-09-10 07:43:58 PM
Try this 1 weird trick to make you read my comment.
 
2013-09-10 07:47:30 PM
Dermatologists, dentists, doctors, tax accountants, traffic cops, clowns, surf instructors, scientists and classified military black-ops squads HATE me because of my simple beauty secret!

I am posting this from an undisclosed location. I eat bugs for sustenance and haven't seen my family in four years. I never should have pissed off the black-ops squad.
 
2013-09-10 07:47:48 PM
What is Lon up to? "PeopleMorons tend to think something is important if it's supposedly secret," says Michael Norton, a marketing professor at Harvard Business School. "Studies find that weintellectual lightweights give greater credence to information if wethey've been told it was once 'classified.' Ads like this often purport to be the work of one man, telling you something 'they' don't want you to know." The knocks on Big Pharma not only offered a tempting needle-free fantasy; they also had a whiff of secret knowledge, bolstering the ad's credibility.

Because, you know: it's on the Internet; it has to be true. They couldn't say it otherwise, right?
 
2013-09-10 07:49:10 PM

Heamer: Try this 1 weird trick to make you read my comment.


Not nearly as impressive as this

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-09-10 07:49:59 PM
It's the word 'weird' that really jumps out at me and strikes me as creepy and manipulative somehow. Clicking on one of those ads is the equivalent of getting into a stranger's car in the hope of receiving candy.
 
2013-09-10 07:50:25 PM
Yes, but what bout 1 weird biblical truth about Syria that will destroy your heart attack vinegar?
 
2013-09-10 07:50:37 PM
I have 1 of the weirdest boners right now.
 
2013-09-10 07:52:11 PM

ArcadianRefugee: What is Lon up to? "PeopleMorons tend to think something is important if it's supposedly secret," says Michael Norton, a marketing professor at Harvard Business School. "Studies find that weintellectual lightweights give greater credence to information if wethey've been told it was once 'classified.' Ads like this often purport to be the work of one man, telling you something 'they' don't want you to know." The knocks on Big Pharma not only offered a tempting needle-free fantasy; they also had a whiff of secret knowledge, bolstering the ad's credibility.

Because, you know: it's on the Internet; it has to be true. They couldn't say it otherwise, right?


I actually LOVE the internet for making people less gullible.  They're bombarded so heavily on a daily basis, it thickens their defenses against shills.  It's the same thing with advertising, major ad firms are pulling their hair out because kids today completely ignore ads.  They've grown up to be much more immune to them than their parent's generation.
 
2013-09-10 07:53:11 PM
cdn.meme.li
 
2013-09-10 07:53:12 PM
Buzzfeed is terrible

/that is all
 
2013-09-10 07:55:11 PM

timujin: 4tehsnowflakes: Masterful troll with the headline, +1

[i1277.photobucket.com image 415x355]

Really?  You didn't see that an assume it was an article about the recent explosion of similarly titled ads?  You must have a better ad-blocker than I do, those things are everywhere.


It's not 1998 anymore. There aren't ads on the internet unless you want to see them.
 
2013-09-10 07:55:23 PM
2 is even sadder than 1.
 
2013-09-10 07:56:01 PM

Close2TheEdge: [cdn.meme.li image 568x335]


Well, unless the trick is licking your eyebrows...
 
2013-09-10 07:59:15 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Because, you know: it's on the Internet; it has to be true. They couldn't say it otherwise, right?


Just like in that State Farm commercial.
 
2013-09-10 07:59:28 PM
Nothing about how Jonah Peretti wasn't destroying journalism fast enough at Huffington Post, so he left and started BuzzFeed?
 
2013-09-10 08:00:37 PM
How does the power company feel about this?
 
2013-09-10 08:00:38 PM

Hector Remarkable: 2 is even sadder than 1.


Well it is the loneliest number since the number 1!
 
2013-09-10 08:01:54 PM

CowardlyLion: timujin: 4tehsnowflakes: Masterful troll with the headline, +1

[i1277.photobucket.com image 415x355]

Really?  You didn't see that an assume it was an article about the recent explosion of similarly titled ads?  You must have a better ad-blocker than I do, those things are everywhere.

It's not 1998 anymore. There aren't ads on the internet unless you want to see them.


I don't see many, but I have trouble getting around ones where they use the same image host as the actual site, unless I want to not see any images on the site at all, that is.  And I don't know how to get past straight text ads, which these usually are, at least the "1 weird trick" part.
 
2013-09-10 08:02:09 PM

timujin: Thing is, any "article" I see with that title automatically gets put into the spam folder in my brain.  It becomes little more than a blank spot on the page, I ignore it on an almost subconscious level.


And yet, you clicked.
 
2013-09-10 08:04:21 PM

timujin: 4tehsnowflakes: Masterful troll with the headline, +1

[i1277.photobucket.com image 415x355]

Really?  You didn't see that an assume it was an article about the recent explosion of similarly titled ads?  You must have a better ad-blocker than I do, those things are everywhere.


Have seen them, not here but on my wretched cheap not-really-android tablet device, used only for vanilla applications.  I need one weird trick to get ghostery on that farker.

/they think I need a weird trick to get rid of belly fat, so ... I sound fat?
 
2013-09-10 08:04:32 PM

Klippoklondike: Buzzfeed is terrible

/that is all


Not buzzfeed. Bloomberg.
 
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2013-09-10 08:05:28 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Heamer: Try this 1 weird trick to make you read my comment.

Not nearly as impressive as this

[i.chzbgr.com image 500x362]


Tittie Sprinkles
 
2013-09-10 08:09:17 PM

rgdelong: timujin: Thing is, any "article" I see with that title automatically gets put into the spam folder in my brain.  It becomes little more than a blank spot on the page, I ignore it on an almost subconscious level.

And yet, you clicked.


The greenlit article? Yes, because it's a subject that interests me. Any of the actual ads? No, not one.
 
2013-09-10 08:09:23 PM
We should put all this info into a video, before FEMA bans it.

/or is it just me that visits enough whack-job sites to get those ads?
 
2013-09-10 08:09:55 PM
Shut up Meg.
 
2013-09-10 08:14:05 PM
1 Weird Trick is my all-digital Cheap Trick cover band.
 
2013-09-10 08:15:31 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: ArcadianRefugee: What is Lon up to? "PeopleMorons tend to think something is important if it's supposedly secret," says Michael Norton, a marketing professor at Harvard Business School. "Studies find that weintellectual lightweights give greater credence to information if wethey've been told it was once 'classified.' Ads like this often purport to be the work of one man, telling you something 'they' don't want you to know." The knocks on Big Pharma not only offered a tempting needle-free fantasy; they also had a whiff of secret knowledge, bolstering the ad's credibility.

Because, you know: it's on the Internet; it has to be true. They couldn't say it otherwise, right?

I actually LOVE the internet for making people less gullible.  They're bombarded so heavily on a daily basis, it thickens their defenses against shills.  It's the same thing with advertising, major ad firms are pulling their hair out because kids today completely ignore ads.  They've grown up to be much more immune to them than their parent's generation.


The more ads I'm bombarded with, the less attention I pay to them. I only got an ad blocker originally because those obnoxious blinky banners with sound became widespread. Now I almost never see ads unless I'm on my phone.
 
2013-09-10 08:15:44 PM

Heamer: Try this 1 weird trick to make you read my comment.


It is amazing how much that rhetorical style makes me want to smash things.
 
2013-09-10 08:17:24 PM
Never clicked any of those ads, ever.

What bothers me the most about them is that the picture associated with the ad itself never has anything to do with whatever it is they're advertising. Some scraggly-ass old man with no teeth next to "1 EASY TRICK TO LOWER MORTGAGE PAYMENTS" or some woman on a bike next to "DOCTORS HATE THIS WOMAN'S SKIN SECRET" etc.

I shouldn't dwell too much on it, as I'm sure they're all a waste of time.
 
2013-09-10 08:18:54 PM
AOL users' problems.
 
2013-09-10 08:21:20 PM
Use this 1 weird trick to get rid of those annoying "weird trick" ads!

Ad block! FTW!
 
2013-09-10 08:22:03 PM

Cybernetic: ArcadianRefugee: Because, you know: it's on the Internet; it has to be true. They couldn't say it otherwise, right?

Just like in that State Farm commercial.


pause at .32 sec.
long fingers.
if he gets to third base, it's all over
the internet.
 
2013-09-10 08:25:52 PM

rdu_voyager: Use this 1 weird trick to get rid of those annoying "weird trick" ads!

Ad block! FTW!


By default, AdBlock doesn't block those "sponsored stories" that appear at the bottom on shiatty news sites. That's where a lot of these ads show up.
 
2013-09-10 08:26:10 PM

1 weird trick to keep people from reading an article:

www.bloomberg.com
by Megan McArdle


shut up you dumb innumerate snob.
 
2013-09-10 08:26:19 PM
I'm getting word that Android is Android and I just need to change the settings to allow the thing to install apps from untrusted sources, then go out to the alternative app stores and find another browser that works with a good adblocker.  Cause I can't find any adblockers in the default app store and the default browser sucks.
 
2013-09-10 08:26:35 PM

timujin: Thing is, any "article" I see with that title automatically gets put into the spam folder in my brain.  It becomes little more than a blank spot on the page, I ignore it on an almost subconscious level.

 
2013-09-10 08:31:06 PM
NATURAL STEROID ALTERNATIVE
HURRY BEFORE IT GETS BANNED
 
2013-09-10 08:31:39 PM

MrEricSir: rdu_voyager: Use this 1 weird trick to get rid of those annoying "weird trick" ads!

Ad block! FTW!

By default, AdBlock doesn't block those "sponsored stories" that appear at the bottom on shiatty news sites. That's where a lot of these ads show up.


That's right! And for the low, low price of $9.95 (plus shipping and handling) I'll reveal the 1 weird trick "Mad Men" don't want you to know so that you don't ever have to see those "sponsored stories" ever again!

But wait! If that's not enough, the next 32 callers will receive, ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!, our special secret Drew doesn't want you to know that'll get rid of those "featured partner" links on Fark.com.

Don't wait! Operators are standing by!
 
2013-09-10 08:31:40 PM

4tehsnowflakes: I'm getting word that Android is Android and I just need to change the settings to allow the thing to install apps from untrusted sources, then go out to the alternative app stores and find another browser that works with a good adblocker.  Cause I can't find any adblockers in the default app store and the default browser sucks.


For some reason, the official AdBlocker App only works on WiFi, and you'll have to root your phone to allow it to block ads over 3G/4G.

I still use the stock browser because the last version of mobile Flash still works with it on my Droid 4.
 
2013-09-10 08:34:51 PM
They're gonna have to step up their game. I mean, I'm already inundated with emails about 3 ways to drive all women wild apparently.. Why paint themselves into a corner with just one?
 
2013-09-10 08:35:22 PM

rdu_voyager: MrEricSir: rdu_voyager: Use this 1 weird trick to get rid of those annoying "weird trick" ads!

Ad block! FTW!

By default, AdBlock doesn't block those "sponsored stories" that appear at the bottom on shiatty news sites. That's where a lot of these ads show up.

That's right! And for the low, low price of $9.95 (plus shipping and handling) I'll reveal the 1 weird trick "Mad Men" don't want you to know so that you don't ever have to see those "sponsored stories" ever again!

But wait! If that's not enough, the next 32 callers will receive, ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!, our special secret Drew doesn't want you to know that'll get rid of those "featured partner" links on Fark.com.

Don't wait! Operators are standing by!


You're not currently wearing a suit covered in question marks, are you?
 
2013-09-10 08:37:35 PM
tl;dr version

So what does happen when you grit your teeth and watch to the end of the videos? Well, your dick gets bigger with MaleFormulaXL, an herbal blend that runs you $89.95 per auto-renewed bottle. You can survive the Obama-calypse with a booklet on bunker-building and water purification. Eliminate belly fat using the thoroughly disproven extracts of garcinia cambogia and acai. And diabetes-just add cinnamon.
 
2013-09-10 08:37:45 PM
man, best ever. ReaLlY. diGiging it.Guud sh*t............
 
2013-09-10 08:40:43 PM

solokumba: Shut up Meg.


No.
 
2013-09-10 08:41:10 PM
Those ads are idiotic but ignorable. Browser redirects to Candy Crush Saga in the app store make me homicidal.
 
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