Feeds

Dotcom adverts plumb new depths

Enough is enough

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

It had to happen. Dotcoms, desperate to sell their product by whatever means available, have stepped over the line dividing legitimate advertising from flagrant abuse of personal liberties.

At 6.00pm on Friday 25 May, the staff of Vulture Central decanted en masse to local hostelry the Old Monk. This ritual 'production meeting' is eagerly anticipated by Reg hacks, conducted as it is in an entirely IT-free environment. Or so we thought.

It was only after we had already ordered several pints of foaming ale that the horrible truth became plain. Pub regulars who have hitherto enjoyed viewing the world through the bottom of a beer glass are in for a nasty shock - dotcom advertising fused into your pint.

That's right - the Old Monk's owners have sold advertising space on the bottom of every beer glass to an online gambling company. In doing so, they have ignored a fundamental tenet of Western civilisation - Don't mess with a man's pint.

Our advice to the company in question is that they rather fuse their logo into the ceramic face of the men's urinal. We can then literally express what we think of their advertising campaign. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'
'I have benefited from the sacrifice of others'
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
Now: The REAL APPLE NEWS you need to know
OMG! Gravity's totes amazeballs. Calm down, George Clooney, not your film
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Let's make an app that POSTS your POO to APPLE HQ
Plus: It's OPEN WARFARE in the Linux greybeard world
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.