Feeds

AOL guns for gay grannies

Trust us -- it's there in the ads...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Top marks to AOL for promoting minorities -- or at least targetting the homosexual over-60s market with its new AOL 5.0 software. How else can we explain the 'user' testimonial included in the Great Satan of Online Services' latest US radio ad, which says (and we quote, having heard it at least five times over in Las Vegas last week): "My Grandma really digs those gay pictures." True, for 'radio' read United Artists Showcase cinemas' in-house audio network, but we'd be very surprised if AOL had a separate creative for said -- unless, of course, they assume US movie-goers are all a bunch of gay wrinkles... Our attendance at UA's Las Vegas movie house was occasioned by the chance to catch a stack of new flicks which will inevitable take nine million years to make it across the Atlantic. In particular, we were chuffed to catch Kevin 'Clerks' Smith's latest, the highly cool Dogma. Smith, of course, also directed the critically loathed but hugely funny Mallrats, which contained the immortal couplet: "My grandmother, also a churchgoer, always said the key to success lies in dick and fart jokes. But then she did decide to become a lesbian on her 70th birthday..." Perhaps AOL's ad team is rather more movie-literate than you might imagine... ®

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.