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October 20, 2005 12:04 AM

Broken: Hotel ad

Broken_1John Spain writes:

Not sure how broken one would consider this, but advertising hotels with a picture of someone's feet poking out of a sheet, on a website about celebrity crime, is a little creepy. The feet look like all they're missing is a toe tag.



I don't think that the ad is really broken. To me, broken would be more like the recent Nootropic posts about CNN and ABC.

Posted by: mussorgsky112 at October 20, 2005 02:38 AM

Not broken. Just a case of computer insertion that happens to look funny.

Posted by: Hag at October 20, 2005 08:30 AM

not broken, but very strange, and yes it is creepy

Posted by: yoyo at October 20, 2005 09:07 AM

Not only is it bizarre placement for the ad, the ad itself is a little weird. What are they saying -- "Come stay at Best Western, where the beds are a few inches too short"?

Reminds me a bit of that current television ad with the bouncing beer truck. "Buy Coors Light, the beer that sprays all over you when you open the bottle!"

Posted by: E.T. at October 20, 2005 10:30 AM

what is broken on all hotel sites ive been linked to never ever ever has a phone number in its discription, reservation or directions. Why

Posted by: mhop at October 20, 2005 11:03 AM

because they don't want to have to pay the person who recieves the call. The solution therefore is to prevent phone calls to their call center. Fewer calls justifies fewer employees.

I didn't do it; executives hoping to trim a few cents off the cost of a room per night are responsible. Not me.

just letting you know.

Posted by: Sido at October 20, 2005 11:35 PM

Isn't that like a mail-order place not giving you an address?

Posted by: Bob at October 21, 2005 08:23 AM

Don't they usually put people on their backs in the morgue?

By the way I agree entirely with E.T.

Posted by: Sean P at October 21, 2005 11:17 AM

ET stole my comment. Why would they advertise a hotel where someone's toes are sticking out of the bed?

Posted by: Sluggy42 at June 10, 2006 07:41 PM

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