Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Least Ad Could Do

No, I'm not reconsidering putting up ads on the blog, at least in the current version. This upcoming rant is more aimed at Least I Could Do's ad nauseam tit and cleavage campaign. Now I never really found Least I Could Do all that astounding. I tried to read through and it seemed like every hackneyed dating horror story or misogynistic fantasy continually repeated in some sort of beat of incredible sameness that I eventually discovered in Looking For Group which caused me to drop it from the list (which I just remembered.) Now, the ads if you have not seen them look like this to the left. I take it that you have already glanced at it at least 5 times. I know I have since I put up the file two minutes ago. The problems comes from the misogynistic content, context and the fact that it is visually distracting which comes as a problem when the place where they seem to be buying ad space from is web comics, a heavily visual medium. Its like if you went to a concert and then another band was playing within earshot. Distracting, ruins the experience and can annoying for the band who is getting money off of them but can't ask them to stop.  The point I am getting at though is that the ads are going to far, aren't making me want to go back to LICD since its showing the same mentality it held when I stopped reading and it is detracting from the entire experience. I guess what I will say is if you get to pick your ads, turn down LICD's ads. Show them that tit based ads aren't going to fly on your site.

Webcomic reviews should be back next week.

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