Funny things I find

Betway Commercial Embraces Gambling Addiction

It’s rare that a commercial — apart from perhaps beer commercials — openly mocks the users of its product or service. Below, we see Betway advertising its sports gambling service. Take a look at the behavior of the user:

He’s just like a true gambling addict. He’s swept up in it. He’s oblivious to the life-threating danger all around him. He’s about to get eaten by very real sharks, but all he can do is tie every single piece of information about his reality to the prospect of winning a sports bet.

Look at the way his fingers twiddle with delight as he talks about dropping a bet, all the while demonstrating what it’s really like to be 100% addicted to something.

“Always a game to bet on?” Holy fucking shit, this commercial is subtly encouraging you to never stop gambling.

It ends with “For love of the game,” and it wants you to think that means football/soccer. No, that’s referring to the game of gambling, but the target audience won’t know that. Betway wants them to think they’re just being hardcore football fans when they log in and bet a few pounds.

This, friends, is one hell of a bold commercial. And when you think about it, kind of uncomfortable.

I Can’t Think of Things I Care Less About Right Now

Honest to God, CNN headlines sometimes….

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Twitter Has the Wrong Idea About How to Make Me Look

My Nopetopus reaction is probably the opposite of what this email was hoping for.

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What Were You Expecting?

Saw this: More

Man What’s it Like to be Troy Crosby?

And then you search for “Crosby” and you’re obviously looking for Sid, but… then, wait… More

Imagine: Not Using Facebook! Oh no! The Horror

Man do I love CNN’s inside look at North Korea. First it was the secret life of waterslide inspection, now they reveal that students inside North Korean school must endure hardships such as — brace yourself — not knowing Facebook!

That's the worst thing they could dig up? That's the hook?

That’s the worst thing they could dig up? That’s the hook?

North Korea doesn’t sound any scarier than my grandparents.

Kim Jong Un’s Finest: Testing Water Slides

If tasked with telling you just what the son of the Dear Leader does when going about his Dearest, Leaderest business, I’d probably guess nodding seriously while sitting around tables, scratching his chin while people in suits point at charts, clapping for special performances of song and dance, and enthusiastically reading speeches written by the best and brightest people whose names are completely unknown.

I laughed, however, to find out that he took some 113 looks at the plans for a waterpark, and then assigned his top officials to test out the water slides. Here’s a CNN screengrab: More

I Hope Nash is OK

According to NHL.com, someone named Nash forgets he’s lost 12 months of his memories:

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They’ve really gotta do something about these concussions.

One And Done

That was quick.

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Did… Did I Make It?

A long time ago I wrote a review of a somewhat mediocre fighting game called Tales of Vs. Today I opened Twitter and saw one person’s reaction to it.

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