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Free Viagra!! Free Willy!!

Posted in business, WTF with tags , , , on May 14, 2009 by absurddelight

An annotated photo essay. What do these photos make you think of?

DRUGS!!!

So get this: Pfizer has decided to give something back to the flacid community. If you get laid off, don’t worry, you can still get laid (cue rimshot, thank you very much). Little blue pills to come with your unemployment check.

People who qualify will receive their Pfizer medicines for free for up to 12 months or until they become re-insured (whichever comes first). More than 70 Pfizer primary care medicines will be available through the program.

So, this is part generous, part smart business and part plain old drug pushing. Keep ’em hooked and it’ll bring in the bucks in the long run.

Interested? Here are the criteria:

  • Loss of employment since January 1, 2009
  • Prescribed and taking a Pfizer medicine for at least 3 months prior to becoming unemployed and enrolling in the program
  • Lack of prescription drug coverage
  • Can attest to financial hardship

Link.

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THE Infotainer says Your Business Card is Crap

Posted in accidental art, business, videos with tags , , , on May 8, 2009 by absurddelight

If you think the Snuggie folks or Fred and Sharon have mastered the art of low budget video captivation, we would like to introduce you to Joel Bauer.

He calls himself the infotainer and has actually parlayed his “cheerful megalomania” into an apparently lucrative speaking business (he’s the guy hired to man corporate booths at conferences). Watch as he tells you your business card is crap.

His business card is the best he’s ever seen, costs only $4 a card. It’s kind of like a pop up children’s book crossed with a self-portrait. Also it’s obnoxious. Links and genuine mainstream press response after the jump. Continue reading

Twister Meets the Joy of Sex

Posted in art and design, business, funny, games etc with tags , , on April 29, 2009 by absurddelight

Using red satin sheets says something about you. This is a dignified blog, so we won’t spell it out for you. But using the Karma Sheetra says roughly the same thing about you, but without any of the maturity or class.

Position 7 is our favorite.

Position 7 is our favorite.

You can vote for your favorite Karma Sheetra position here. Or just watch the infomercial.

Those Brits. So cheeky.

Link. (buy your own set for just £19.99)

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Your Factory Warranty Is About to Expire …

Posted in business, news and media, things i like with tags , , , on April 23, 2009 by absurddelight

Kudos to Jim C. for spearheading the effort to find out who is behind the massive robocall telemarketing scourge of cell and landlines across the nation.

You know the call (and if you don’t here’s an egregious and slightly outdated version):

So you get this “second notice that the factory warranty on your car is about to expire” and an authoritative, somewhat concerned voice implores you to call back and address this pressing issue.

Jim C. has posted a few transcripts of his admirable efforts to extract information from the robocalling syndicate; the one with an evasive woman named Porshe is our favorite.

Other victims of the robocalls are less journalistic in their conversations with the telemarketers. Below are highlights from You Tube. Continue reading

Sexy Paint Genie Ad

Posted in art and design, business with tags , , on April 22, 2009 by absurddelight
Who knew Levis made paint?

Who knew Levis made paint?

Cool Hunter found this striking ad. We just like it. That’s all.

Brussel’s agency TBWA took the concept of a ‘splash of paint’ quite literally when it created this striking print ad for paint manufacturer Levis…

Link.

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Bernie Madoff Trading Cards!

Posted in business, neato with tags , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by absurddelight

You know him, you hate him, now you can buy and sell him … finally.

Topps trading card company will release a set of great hoaxes, bamboozeles and hoodwinks. Who is goin to buy this? story? Who is not going to think the whole thing is a prank press release?

Well Fortune magazine for one.

Among the other do-badders in the subset are Charles Ponzi, The Runaway Bride, and Enron.”These cards feature 20 perpetrators of some of the most notorious pranks, dubious claims, and outright frauds of the last 2 centuries,” boasts a Topps sell-sheet for the collection.

And the way this works is these go in with the regular baseball cards. So kiddies collecting Derek Jeter and A-Rod cards end up with Madoff as a bonus. … Insert A-Rod hoax joke here if you like.

We wonder: Does Bernie Madoff get any royalties out of this?

BONUS: Topps has also released Barack Obama rookie cards.

Strip Club Job Fair

Posted in business, things i like with tags , , , , on March 25, 2009 by absurddelight

There is hope for the economy. At least somebody’s hiring.

[Foxy Lady] the Providence, Rhode Island, strip club will be holding a job fair to fill 30 positions — bartenders, waitresses, masseuses and strippers — according to club manager Bob Travisono.

Cheeky you say? Well, we see it as civic minded.

“So many people in Rhode Island have been hit hard by the economy that we wanted to do our part,” he said, adding that he couldn’t think of a better place than the Foxy Lady to find the ideal job.

Link to CNN.

LED Sheep Video is Real

Posted in business, neato, videos with tags , , , on March 24, 2009 by absurddelight

Enter the sheep pixel:

OK, this is an outstanding video. It’s the most popular on YouTube this week so watch it if you haven’t already.

I didn’t post this before because it’s an ad for Samsung, and, really, we just thought it was fake.

But according to the NY Times it’s real. Samsung hired shepharding champion Gerry Lewis to wrangle the sheep wearing vests (irony non intentional) and marketing gurus The Viral Factory to make the final ad.

Link to NY Times.

BONUS: See if you can find the typo in the NY Times article.

The Boss Button for March Madness

Posted in business with tags , , , on March 22, 2009 by absurddelight

The Boss Button lets you follow March Madness live at your desk while appearing like a productive employee … one click and it looks like you are using an Excel spreadsheet.

What your work computer looks like to your employer, pre Boss Button

What your work computer looks like to your employer, pre "Boss Button"

So here’s how it works. If you’re watching a game online at NCAA.com and your boss comes within sight of your screen, you hit the Boss Button (sponsored by Comcast, ha!).

Close up on the Boss Button

Close up on the Boss Button

Then the video screen  immediately turns into this:

Work Safe Boss Button Spread Sheet

Once danger is averted and you’ve demonstrated the patina of productivity to your superiors, a click anywhere on the “Spreadsheet” will bring the game back live.

Last year the Boss Button was clicked 2.5 Million times!

Download your own here for non-NCAA uses. These are far less interesting … more like “minimize all” buttons but hey, it shows you there’s a market for clandestine porn watching workplace accessories.

A Letter to A Boss (NSFW Language)

Posted in business, open letters with tags , on March 13, 2009 by absurddelight

[ED NOTE: This is an actual letter to an actual boss that was forwarded around an actual office among at least four employees and this blog. I hope for them (I do not work with them), their boss doesn’t read this blog. Who am I kidding. Nobody reads this blog)]

Hey guys,

I took the liberty of signing this on your behalf.  I hope it’s OK.  It’s a petition I sent to the heads of staff here at UNNAMED COMPANY.

Dear F**kheads,

The following is a petition signed by various employees urging you to Continue reading

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