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Reckless materialisation — 21 Comments

  1. I’m still waiting to see the extended ad, showing the dog owner being prosecuted. When I blogged about the ad in 2007, suggesting that more realistic ads (eg ones that explain the poor quality of Irish roads, and suggesting drivers slow down because of that) I was told I was wrong, wrong, wrong… and wrong again. I had to be wrong, because as I was told, the ad above had won “an effectiveness award.” I only got around to writing a reply to that cretin earlier this year.

  2. The thing that really gets my goat is the fact that speed does not kill.  If it’s so dangerous, why are motorways statistically the safest place to drive?  What kills is bad driving; people driving too fast for the prevailing conditions or just plain reckless driving.  I honestly cannot think of a single situation where speed [and only speed]could cause an accident.

  3. Ah well, at least we have “impotent male in the back of his Honda Civic” ads now too, just to mix things up. Nothing like a bit of sex and road death to grab the viewers attention. David Cronenberg did it better though.

  4. If anything those ads show that being the bad driver is the key to survival. The “dodgy” driver in almost every case is shown stumbling uninjured from the crash, while it’s everyone else that’s heavily injured.

  5. WTF, as the kids text.    First of all, all the cars are driving on the wrong side of the road.  No wonder they are all smashing up!

    Why don’t the kids, making mad love on the stone wall, take their lust to some rental room? (There are lots of no-tell motels over here one can rent by the hour)

    Is that the young woman’s ole man riding up on the horse behind them, yelling at the lusty guy to leave his daughter alone? (I did like the way she had her legs wrapped around him)  Dying could by worse.

    Why is that woman grabbing her kid from the baby buggy after the roll-over(s) has/have already happened?

    How many smash-ups are in involved here anyway?

    Are there any tourists in any or all  of those up-side-downs?

    Is that old fart simply senile?  He has a blank look on his face.

    Do Irish judges still wearing wigs?   That is soooooo  British!

    I really don’t want answers to any of these questions.   It is a cute dog, however.

    The video is really fucked up, even from 5,000 miles away.  It went too fast for me to follow.  I have taken Trip Advisor off my favorites.

  6. The materialisation is for extra fear factor. The righteous survive on taking an extreme position on just about everything. If you aren’t scared witless of dying, their job is at risk. 😉

  7. Its obvious. Someone within 5 miles radius of the accident site clicked a cigarette lighter and caused a rent in the time-space continuum and thats where the mysterious car came from.
    Damn those smokers. DAMN THEM.
    Also there’s s a gap in the road in Galway where the mysterious car was before the time-space rent.
    Now there’s a frog standing there instead with a Guinness lorry bearing down on him and him wondering where the pond went.
    Damn those smokers to HELL.
     
     

  8. Have you not seen the news today about passive smoking? The news about 600,000 people a year dying of passive smoking. No? Haven’t seen that then no. ok.

  9. When I was studying in Ireland in 2008 I saw that advertisement and was BLOWN away. We don’t have such graphic ads here in the states. But you are right, it is a stupid ad. It should be retitled “speed doesn’t kill: stupidity kills.”

  10. tt…would that person who needs to get laid be………me?               OK
    Anyway, the video is much more funny after 3 beers. 
    Why didn’t the producers have one ot the drivers talking on a cell phone?
    Never mind.   No more questions.

  11. Why don’t the kids, making mad love on the stone wall, take their lust to some rental room? (There are lots of no-tell motels over here one can rent by the hour)
    Is that the young woman’s ole man riding up on the horse behind them, yelling at the lusty guy to leave his daughter alone? (I did like the way she had her legs wrapped around him)  Dying could by worse

  12. ” tt…would that person who needs to get laid be………me? ”  

    I don’t know Willie. He automatically assumed I was referring to him. We should send him some little blue pills for Xmas.            

  13. Methinks he (GD) needs to check with his village doctor first.  It is strange GD has remained aloof and distant during this exchange.

  14. This is a piece of irony, but I did receive a spam offering those little blue pills.  The cost you ask?  It is just 2 bucks (US, I assume) for 100 count.  I think GD is worth it.

  15. 600,000 people a year are not dying of passive smoking. Its a blatant lie and a convenient one.
    If anyone wants to take the  calculations involved in reaching that number and apply it to background radiation from electricity supplies, eight hour stints at a computer day after day for years (our lives are carried out in a haze of unseen and largely unmeasured background radiaton) chemicals in our food then the smoking issue recedes into the ha’panny place never mind ‘passive’ smoking.
    Take a look at the motorways. The lights in the office. The underground power cables in cities and surrounding office workers in the walls of plaster around them.
    ‘Passive smoking’? Bull. Shit.
     
     
     

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