Pardon the Interruption but this ad is too weird!

I was checking out MLS news on Yahoo just now and was served the LowerMyBills.com ad below:

LowerMyBills Ad from Y! MLS News

Seriously, what is up with the man’s photo in the ad? Maybe a marketing manager at LowerMyBills.com was drunk from a three martini lunch that afternoon or something. I’m not sure but the long, scraggly hair, unkempt beard and all around look of ‘my mind is somewhere but nowhere anyone else on Earth can go’ on his face do not make me scream “hey, let me go refinance the single largest investment in my life with these good folks!” Nor does his toplessness and potential nakedness for that matter.

The only reason I came up with for using this image is that unlike 99% of ads I see online or otherwise at least I spent a few seconds thinking about this one. Not in anyway that’s good for the company but maybe this is the 2010 equivalent of the dancing silhouette I used to see often on Yahoo! ad network pages.

Still, let’s look at this one more time zoomed in on the picture:

LowerMyBills Ad from Y! MLS News Zoomed

Sorry but I am just not trusting that guy with my money.

Some of George Carlin’sMr. Anonymous’ Pithy Questions

Check out Carlin’s books Napalm & Silly Putty and Brain Droppings on Amazon

Or check out my quick take on his Nov. 2001 HBO special

Update, 5/8/3: According to Carlin’s website, these jokes were not authored by him. Strange that someone would be able to write some pretty funny stuff and then attribute it to Carlin when I expect there would be a greater reward in taking credit. Then again, many people have a strange mix of intelligence and stupidity.

Sent to me via email…

  • If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
  • If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?
  • Why do we say something is out of whack? What’s a whack?
  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
  • If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
  • When someone asks you, “A penny for your thoughts”, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?
  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
  • Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.
  • When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?
  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
  • Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
  • Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety one?
  • “I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
  • If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?
  • Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
  • What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men?
  • I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older, then it dawned on me . . they’re cramming for their final exam.
  • I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?
  • Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they delivered the mail?
  • If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?
  • You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
  • No one ever says, “It’s only a game”, when their team is winning.
  • Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn’t zigzag?
  • Last night I played a blank tape at full blast. The mime next door went nuts.
  • If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?
  • Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?