If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AutoBlog)   When using music for your new motorcycle insurance commercial, you can do better than using a song from a band in which two of its founding members died in motorcycle crashes   ( autoblog.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Geico, Duane Allman, Berry Oakley  
•       •       •

13517 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Mar 2013 at 9:19 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-03-28 09:41:46 PM  
4 votes:
I'm 25 years in the ad business... Plus I'm a lifelong rock music enthusiast who spent most of his formative years in the state of Georgia. And no, that connection is too tenuous to to be significant. You're thinking too hard about it, subby.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-28 08:13:11 PM  
3 votes:
If I worked at an ad agency I have to wonder if I would make the connection in time. I got to "Allman Brothers Band" pretty quickly from the headline here, but if you say "Allman Brothers Band" my brain has to go through lots of musical stuff before arriving at death.
2013-03-28 08:02:03 PM  
3 votes:
Proves that even if you work in a creative field and make a nice salary you can be dumb as fark.
2013-03-28 10:34:51 PM  
1 vote:
I used to work at an agency. You can be damn sure the creative folks knew...and knew the execs and clients did not.
2013-03-28 10:15:17 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.okcimg.comView Full Size

Approves of the irony.
/next up, your regional airline uses "Freebird"...
2013-03-28 10:00:55 PM  
1 vote:
Do you mean they both crashed in THIS Macon, Georgia? The one where you have a choice between US-23SOUTH/US-129NORTH or GA-19SOUTH/GA49NORTH? No wonder they crashed going south and north simultaneously.

x07.xanga.comView Full Size
2013-03-28 09:53:54 PM  
1 vote:

ultraholland: talking about these guys?

Only one of them died in a motorcycle wreck.
2013-03-28 09:50:56 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't that just an example of why you should have motorcycle insurance?

They're selling insurance, not motorcycles.
2013-03-28 09:50:25 PM  
1 vote:
It's like Oscar Mayer using a Mammas and the Pappas song for a ham commercial. Or claiming if Princess Diana were alive, she would have loved to ride in the latest Mercedes Benz.
2013-03-28 09:47:59 PM  
1 vote:

berylman: Maybe if the surviving members of the Allman Brothers Band didn't care enough or notice this no one else should either.

Gregg Allman lives around here. From what I know of him, he likely doesn't give two shiats as long as he's getting paid. Costs money to keep your 20-year-old girlfriends in new convertibles.
2013-03-28 09:46:23 PM  
1 vote:
That commercial has been out for months and they're just now reporting on it? Sounds like somebody was suffering from a case of the slow news day.
2013-03-28 09:46:09 PM  
1 vote:

berylman: Maybe if the surviving members of the Allman Brothers Band didn't care enough or notice this no one else should either.

They're just happy to have a check to cash.
2013-03-28 09:43:34 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe if the surviving members of the Allman Brothers Band didn't care enough or notice this no one else should either.
2013-03-28 09:41:46 PM  
1 vote:
I'm stunned this wasn't a feature partner bit

/ $ark
2013-03-28 09:30:18 PM  
1 vote:
The commercial that shows how much money you'll lose by choosing Geico? I thought it was refreshingly honest.
2013-03-28 09:28:15 PM  
1 vote:
Good to see the Compulsive Outrage Brigade isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
2013-03-28 09:27:55 PM  
1 vote:
Ya know, in Chrome you can't fully type "allman brothers motor" before it offers "cycle crash" and "cycle accident" as autocompletes.

Truly no one checks these things.

Oh, and Duane Allman was killed by something beyond the scope of helmet help, Berry Oakley walked away with an untreated skull fracture and died hours later but would have probably been okay if he'd gone to the hospital.
2013-03-28 09:25:25 PM  
1 vote:
Or it's genius.

Or who gives a shiat.
2013-03-28 09:24:25 PM  
1 vote:
They could have used Jessica instead.

2013-03-28 09:22:19 PM  
1 vote:
Anything such as bad publicity?
Displayed 20 of 20 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.