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(WBTV 3 Charlotte)   No, the funeral home is not drumming up business   (wbtv.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Advertising, Vaccination, David Oakley's digital billboard message, owner of BooneOakley advertising agency, Chris Dobbins, StarMED Healthcare, little bit, business owner  
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2021-09-21 11:09:15 AM  
Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.
 
2021-09-21 11:11:20 AM  
You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?
 
2021-09-21 12:22:41 PM  
That this has to be explained is a true measure of the average intelligence.
 
2021-09-21 12:24:22 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


Fails? The advert was covered by news organizations around the world. Millions of people have seen it. Big global corporations pay millions of dollars to get that many eyeballs on their ads.
 
2021-09-21 12:24:51 PM  
If you didn't understand this was a tongue-in-cheek joke about what will happen to you if you don't get vaccinated against COVID, you're a dumbass.
 
2021-09-21 12:25:49 PM  
If you take life advice from a funeral home billboard, you might be their next customer.
 
2021-09-21 12:26:20 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


Are you kidding? With the attention he is getting from this, he'll probably be able to franchise out.
 
2021-09-21 12:26:38 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


Depends on your POV. This is actually a win. It made it to Fark and you commented on it. Getting eyeballs moving is half of the battle.
 
2021-09-21 12:26:39 PM  
Yeah, no shiat.
 
2021-09-21 12:27:27 PM  

GranoblasticMan: If you take life advice from a funeral home billboard, you might be their next customer.


In fairness, isn't the same equally true for the reverse unless they happen to close before your death?
 
2021-09-21 12:27:40 PM  

max_pooper: kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.

Fails? The advert was covered by news organizations around the world. Millions of people have seen it. Big global corporations pay millions of dollars to get that many eyeballs on their ads.


When I die, I'm going to the Wilmore Funeral Home!
 
2021-09-21 12:27:48 PM  

edmo: You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?


No, he expects them to be contrarian assholes and get vaccinated despite the billboard.
 
2021-09-21 12:27:59 PM  
Well, people are still dying to get in there
 
2021-09-21 12:28:30 PM  
Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.
 
2021-09-21 12:30:22 PM  
My college roommate's dad was a funeral home guy, and seemingly had no sense of humor.  However their telephone number (xxx) xxx-DEAD.
 
2021-09-21 12:31:05 PM  
Should have been "Don't want to get vaccinated? Your next-of-kin may need our number".
 
2021-09-21 12:31:29 PM  

edmo: You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?


No. But I expect them to get COVID.
 
2021-09-21 12:33:56 PM  

Weatherkiss: Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.


I'm starting to think that Fark is about 97% bots at this point.
 
2021-09-21 12:35:47 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


I don't know , I've heard people were dying to go there ..
 
2021-09-21 12:36:04 PM  

edmo: You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?


Yeah, that part.

FTFA:

While Wilmore Funeral Home does not exist, WilmoreFuneralHome.com is very much a real website.

The site features the same black background with white lettering.
The website's message reads, 'Get vaccinated now. If not, see you soon.'.

They should have just done that last part. Doesn't require putting 2 and 2 together.
 
2021-09-21 12:38:28 PM  
Not very original....

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2021-09-21 12:38:37 PM  

Chemlight Battery: edmo: You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?

No. But I expect them to get COVID.


Mr. Bond.
 
2021-09-21 12:38:51 PM  
Nice to see Larry working again.
 
2021-09-21 12:39:56 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


I dunno, either they accept reverse physiology, or they keep being plague rats out of stubbornness.

Not like direct goddamn scientific evidence has made a dent in their thick farking skulls. >.>
 
2021-09-21 12:42:20 PM  

Serious Black: If you didn't understand this was a tongue-in-cheek joke about what will happen to you if you don't get vaccinated against COVID, you're a dumbass.


THIS.

I mean, seriously, who would have thought it was an anti-vaccine message to begin with?!
Are people in Charlotte really that dumb?
 
2021-09-21 12:42:59 PM  

Serious Black: If you didn't understand this was a tongue-in-cheek joke about what will happen to you if you don't get vaccinated against COVID, you're a dumbass.


If you take it seriously, either you're an anti-vaxxer who just had their mind changed or you're a vaccinated but slightly clueless person.  Net win.
 
2021-09-21 12:43:22 PM  

Ker_Thwap: My college roommate's dad was a funeral home guy, and seemingly had no sense of humor.  However their telephone number (xxx) xxx-DEAD.


A phone number that ends in DEAD? How do you dial hexadecimal? 🤔
 
2021-09-21 12:46:59 PM  

Ker_Thwap: My college roommate's dad was a funeral home guy, and seemingly had no sense of humor.  However their telephone number (xxx) xxx-DEAD.


Funeral industry people are hilarious - behind closed doors.   I've seen things, man.

But the moment a non-industry person might be around they turn all sombre.  And you can usually spot them by their fashion choices as well - everything about them says, "grim and serious with a bit of sympathy".
 
2021-09-21 12:47:58 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Serious Black: If you didn't understand this was a tongue-in-cheek joke about what will happen to you if you don't get vaccinated against COVID, you're a dumbass.

THIS.

I mean, seriously, who would have thought it was an anti-vaccine message to begin with?!
Are people in Charlotte really that dumb?


I wouldn't be surprised if these dumbasses think serial killers go into the mortuary business so they can profit off the back end. They've accused doctors and nurses of worse than that in the past two years.
 
2021-09-21 12:49:07 PM  
It looks to me that it went viral... the good kind like on the internet, not the bad COVID kind of viral.

But then, the bad COVID kind of viral is also good for their business! It's a win-win for them.
 
2021-09-21 12:51:44 PM  
I remember, after my grandmother's funeral, me and my cousins were getting ready to go out drinking and the lady at the funeral home told us, "Y'all be careful tonight. I don't want to see you back here real soon."
 
2021-09-21 12:55:21 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


9/10

Made of wood.  Real strong.
 
2021-09-21 1:01:13 PM  

kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.


1) Wilmore Funeral Home doesn't exist.
2) If it did, it would be an advertising triumph
3) And it's a triumph anyway
 
2021-09-21 1:01:28 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.

Depends on your POV. This is actually a win. It made it to Fark and you commented on it. Getting eyeballs moving is half of the battle.


It was on the imgur yesterday
 
2021-09-21 1:07:10 PM  

jaytkay: kdawg7736: Add this to greatest advertising fails ever.

1) Wilmore Funeral Home doesn't exist.
2) If it did, it would be an advertising triumph
3) And it's a triumph anyway


I'd say fail because its on a moving object. If you're in motion going past it, and do a double take, fair chance you won't see the follow up line. Also cruel to people who've lost loved ones. Many of which are not anti vax. Upsetting someone while they are driving is a bad idea. Funny as a meme. Reality, not so much for me anyway.
 
2021-09-21 1:14:35 PM  

Ker_Thwap: My college roommate's dad was a funeral home guy, and seemingly had no sense of humor.  However their telephone number (xxx) xxx-DEAD.


Note to self: register (xxx) LOL-UDED in case I ever want to start a funeral home targeting GenZ.

/who will soon be paying for all your boomer funerals
 
2021-09-21 1:20:35 PM  

GranoblasticMan: Ker_Thwap: My college roommate's dad was a funeral home guy, and seemingly had no sense of humor.  However their telephone number (xxx) xxx-DEAD.

A phone number that ends in DEAD? How do you dial hexadecimal? 🤔


3323.

/Sorry, I mean 867-5309
 
2021-09-21 1:36:13 PM  

edmo: You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?


That has been my thought as well.

Throw it along side with:
Teabaggers
Deplorables
Being poorly educated
Cheating on your taxes

They somehow take the most random worst positions and just roll with it.

Except when Ivanka said "be best".

NARRATOR: They did not be best.
 
2021-09-21 1:44:56 PM  
I'm going to start going to anti-mask protests with pro-drunk driving sings.

If they fell it should be their right to walk around without masks endangering the lives of others then it should be my right to drive around completely blitzed on malt liquor endangering the lives others..
 
2021-09-21 1:55:16 PM  

WhippingBoi: Weatherkiss: Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.

I'm starting to think that Fark is about 97% bots at this point.


That sounds like something a bot would say
 
2021-09-21 3:14:40 PM  
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2021-09-21 3:27:11 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: WhippingBoi: Weatherkiss: Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.

I'm starting to think that Fark is about 97% bots at this point.

That sounds like something a bot would say


Which of the following would you most prefer:

A: A puppy
B: A pretty flower from your sweetie
C: A large properly formatted data file
 
2021-09-21 3:37:22 PM  

WhippingBoi: Weatherkiss: Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.

I'm starting to think that Fark is about 97% bots at this point.


Says the prototype.
 
2021-09-21 3:39:18 PM  

HailRobonia: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: WhippingBoi: Weatherkiss: Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.

I'm starting to think that Fark is about 97% bots at this point.

That sounds like something a bot would say

Which of the following would you most prefer:

A: A puppy
B: A pretty flower from your sweetie
C: A large properly formatted data file


Oh god dammit. I'm never going to pass this.
 
2021-09-21 3:39:43 PM  

edmo: You expected anti-vaxxers to get sarcasm and ridicule?


I expect them to get lots of those things, but not understand them.

;)
 
2021-09-21 3:54:05 PM  

HailRobonia: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: WhippingBoi: Weatherkiss: Considering how many people on Fark do not understand what sarcasm is, this doesn't come as a big surprise.

I'm starting to think that Fark is about 97% bots at this point.

That sounds like something a bot would say

Which of the following would you most prefer:

A: A puppy
B: A pretty flower from your sweetie
C: A large properly formatted data file


Is the puppy robotic in any kind of way?
 
2021-09-21 3:55:48 PM  

HailRobonia: That sounds like something a bot would say

Which of the following would you most prefer:

A: A puppy
B: A pretty flower from your sweetie
C: A large properly formatted data file


R e q u e s t X M L f i l e ' h u m a n v u l n e r a b i l i t i e s '
 
2021-09-21 3:56:34 PM  

Unsung_Hero: HailRobonia: That sounds like something a bot would say

Which of the following would you most prefer:

A: A puppy
B: A pretty flower from your sweetie
C: A large properly formatted data file

R e q u e s t X M L f i l e ' h u m a n v u l n e r a b i l i t i e s '


Well... apparently the Fark filter translates binary, thus killing that joke.
 
2021-09-21 4:00:12 PM  
Second Undertaker: (to camera) Are you nervy, irritable, depressed, tired of life. (winks) Keep it up.

Monty Python - Keep it up
Youtube aChRo7PrPQw
 
2021-09-21 8:01:52 PM  
Subtle with a piquant aftertaste.
 
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