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July 29, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Roof-repair ad

Mail2Ken Weiner points out that this ad copy might need some improvement.


The "usage" of quotes there is totally "broken." Unless it's some strange usage of the word "guaranteed" that I wasn't previously aware of.

Posted by: Jacques Troux at July 29, 2005 12:39 AM

It's "guarenteed" wink wink...

So I guess that if they've got a shady deal on making roof leaks, I would want to call them and ask them to make my roof leak. Maybe they'd fix it instead.

Posted by: Fayth at July 29, 2005 12:44 AM

What? is he going to pee of my roof?

Posted by: Ed at July 29, 2005 05:53 AM

You're right, Mr. Troux. i "hate" it when "people" use quotes for no apparent reason.

Yeah, this ad is broken, but people are stupid. What is their company even called?It's either not there, or it's 'Roof Leaks,' which is much like naming a hospital 'Sickness General'. Broken!

Posted by: Bob at July 29, 2005 08:22 AM

And why come the phone number isn't blurred on the pic?

Posted by: Bob at July 29, 2005 08:23 AM

The quotes are bad, yes, but that's not the main problem.

Posted by: Mark Hurst at July 29, 2005 09:37 AM

I've always wanted my roof to leak but couldn't figure out how to do it! Now I can sleep knowing there is a company out there that will guarantee my roof will leak. It's incredible! I wonder if someone can purchase a franchise for this business? I believe it has nationwide appeal!

Posted by: Steve at July 29, 2005 10:24 AM

last month I was in Toronoto for a wedding and my friend took me to a resturant to eat... I refused to go there since their sign advertised

"Lobster" 16.99

What the hell is "lobster".. we were laughing that when we ordered the "lobster" we would really get chicken

Posted by: Adina at July 29, 2005 11:29 AM

Where the hell is Toronoto?

Posted by: Steve at July 29, 2005 12:05 PM

"Guaranteed" roof leaks!

Just shoot a gun through your roof before a major rainstorm! Roof leaks "guaranteed" or your "money" back!

Posted by: Fuzzy at July 29, 2005 12:11 PM

I refer those interested in the quotation mark "discussion" to:

I will also note that if a question mark was added after the word "Leaks", this sign would not be nearly as humorous.

Posted by: Robby Slaughter at July 29, 2005 12:51 PM

I think this posting is broken... when I click the thumbnail, I get a popup window, but instead of containing a picture, it has a bunch of random gibberish characters in it. I don't experience this with any of the other thumbnails.

Posted by: Sashazur at July 29, 2005 04:36 PM

i had them put leaks in my roof...they do good work...i now have pots and pans all over my house just to catch all the rain...its fun to watch the drops drip in to the pots.

Posted by: djdan420fl69 at July 29, 2005 06:37 PM

Yes, they do a "great job". For anyone looking for a company specializing in making roofs leak, I would recommend this one.

"This" is broken.

Posted by: [insert name here] at July 29, 2005 11:32 PM

That sign is pretty "low"....

Posted by: Sierab at July 30, 2005 08:28 PM

ALL YOUR ROOF ARE BELONG TO US(so we can put leaks in them "guaranteed")

Posted by: Bad Grammer at July 31, 2005 12:26 AM

So now, we've become a /., eh?

Posted by: Dan Brokeau at July 31, 2005 11:32 AM

Please, no more ALL YOUR BASE references. Very old!

Posted by: Bob at July 31, 2005 07:38 PM

wow i think its a "scam" or somtihn "people" r suposed to think its a "typo" but u really do get a "leaakey roof "

Posted by: NICK at August 18, 2005 06:56 PM

ok so i cant spell "leakey"

Posted by: NICK at August 18, 2005 06:57 PM

Hey, if they give you roof leaks, and they're probably only entreprenerurs, then how much do professinals make for this job? And Nick, nice spelling.

Posted by: Jonathan at May 27, 2006 12:12 PM

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