Wanna loose weight? Get AIDS!

Marketing 101: choosing a product name that is a homonym with a deadly disease is a poor business move:

Google Video Link

I wonder if Matt and Tray were inspired by this commercial when they wrote that South Park episode in which Jared from Subway tells people he lost all the weight because he got aids… :P

[tags]ayds, aids, subway, jared, subway, south park[/tags]

This entry was posted in geek humor and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Wanna loose weight? Get AIDS!

  1. ambush CANADA Safari Mac OS says:

    I think this commercial was made before aids came around

    Reply  |  Quote
  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    If you click on the link the little blurb next to the vid implies that AIDS was around at the time this commercial was made, but it was relatively unknown to the general public.

    Reply  |  Quote

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>