Friday, May 19, 2006

If you like our adorable puppy, you'll love our pack of rottweilers

Via Wonkette, this awesomely disingenuous ad from Big Oil:

"They call it pollution. We call it life."

Jess and I were having a hard time pinning this one down, fallacy-wise, but we think it's the fallacy of composition: if some carbon dioxide is good, lots of carbon dioxide will be awesome!

I'd like to suggest some more ads for the Competitive Enterprise Institute to create:

They call it a bloodbath; we call it life

They call it a flood; we call it a warm bath

They call it ventricular tachycardia; we call it our hearts going pitter-pat


Blogger Lynne said...

I heard that ad on NPR yesterday and laughed my ass off! Awesome.

May 21, 2006 5:56 PM  
Blogger jess said...

They call it rape, we call it kink!

They call it battery, we call it roughhousing!

They call it grand theft auto, we call it a test drive!

Things are only harmful if they're FRACTALLY harmful. It has to be bad in tiny quantities, or it's not bad at all.

May 21, 2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Clayton said...

It's too bad that shit doesn't have a lobby because the shit version of this commercial would be hilarious.

May 28, 2006 1:17 PM  
Blogger jess said...

Hmm, yes. They call it sewage -- we call it fertilizer!

May 31, 2006 9:40 AM  

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