Cold dropin’ science

Posted on December 15th, 2009 10 great comments. Room for one more!

Wikkidi wikkidi wikkidi wack.

I’ma be blunt, if I may. Ashley and Madison are assholes. Nope, no link, and this is the only time I use their wretched name – from now on it’s AM, with spit on it. There, I’ve said it, it’s out in the open. The way it should be.

You know what this company does? They are a service that promotes marital infidelity. Cheating. No, not a dating service that happens to have a lot of married people, they exist specifically to help people cheat. Their slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”

And they’re assholes.

My idea of a relationship is pretty free-wheeling. Gay? Fine by me. Bi? A-okay. Swinger? Keep on swingin’! Miscellaneous? Please use my contact form. But an affair, that’s just simple lying. It’s deceptive, cowardly, and a big middle finger to the one you’re with. If you wanna fuck around, have the balls to say it. It won’t get easier with time, and you’re wasting the rest of your life if that’s what you really want. Maybe it’s just time to saddle up and ride off into the sunset, you know? ;)

And AM, they’re the assholes helping people to be cowardly liars. It don’ git no plainer ‘n that.

Okay, but I really wouldn’t give a shit about them except that lately they’ve been pushing the TTC to decal two of their streetcars with AM ads (the whole things – a full wrap), even getting cocky enough to begin offering discounted fares to anyone taking their streetcars — before the ad was even approved. The Commission wasn’t too sure about it (as well they shouldn’t), and turned it over to a committee who finally gave it the thumbs down. *applause*

Unfortunately, AM decided to kick back with threat of court saying that this is impinging on their freedom of speech. Cockswaddle. An affair is grounds for divorce – in the eyes of the law, it’s wrong. Therefore, to condone an affair (directly) is to condone something that the law states is wrong. Hence, if the TTC were to allow this, they would be challenging this rather embedded legal precedent. What, for getting to whore out two streetcars? Bitch, puh-leeze!

I’d slap AM’s ass to the curb faster than you can say Q.E.D. Where do they get off, pushing the Commission around? You know, I’m not always a fan of transit, and even though there’s a tonne wrong with it, I’d rather it showed some integrity and backbone rather than put it’s ass in the air and grease up. Once again, *applause*.

Joe Mihevc, second in command to the TTC chairman — who is ideally the most impartial and level-headed person in the room — responded to AM’s threat with “We’re ready to defend our right to determine what ads go onto our brand as the TTC.” Oh yeah – I almost forgot; the TTC is a business and they have a brand image to protect. Ding ding … and in this corner … the TTC’s gonna kick your ass!

Wow, our little Red Rocket’s balls grew two sizes today! I can’t tell you how proud I am.

And as regards lying, well, I do it all the time. Lots of different ways and, sometimes, quite enjoy it. But generally not at someone’s expense, and especially not at my own. Words of wisdom, biatch!


I’m out.

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10 Comments on “ Cold dropin’ science ”

  • Lidian
    December 16th, 2009 7:48 am

    I agree entirely. But what is so infuriating is that AM (spit!) are SO pleased that they got on all the front pages of the papers, all this free publicity! The press should have just reported about this on the last page in tiny type.

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  • Patrick
    December 16th, 2009 3:47 pm

    You're absolutely right, Lydian. I was really reticent to use their name too — as you said, it's extra publicity — but at least I didn't give them a link. Still feel kinda dirty though.

  • RE - EntrePOD
    December 16th, 2009 12:58 pm

    who are these people ? I'm sorry but I ignore most of the rest of the world – purposely.

    anyway – "Word to they motha" :evilgrin: :rotfl:

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  • Patrick
    December 16th, 2009 3:49 pm

    You're right to do so, BadGal — especially AM. Buncha hosebags.

  • stanya
    December 16th, 2009 4:41 pm

    You know I've seen the tram with this add on TV short time ago and I couldn't believe that something like that is possible, and that the chairmen of TTC have such autority to allow somebody to use public transportation for such garbage. They are the first to be blamed – how dare they. For this they are raising the fares? There should be investigation how much bribe is there from AM or whoever has this great idea to produce this shit.

    It wouldn't be bad if somebody would apply fot this service and than his or her spouse would sue all those "nice guys "for few milions. It would be fun. But it could culminate to even higher TTC fares – woop – realy necessary :weep: to cover those poor TTC guys their potencial expences.

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  • Patrick
    December 17th, 2009 1:59 pm

    Luckily the TTC decided not to go ahead with the ads, Stanya, but money was definitely the reason behind why they were even considering it in the first place.

  • Kato
    December 16th, 2009 9:40 pm

    I remember when I saw this commercial a few years ago. With the very toothy blonde, and two folks rolling around on a bed, practicing their time management skills so no one would find out. That's right. AM (I will use your short form as I feel the same as you do!) will support your horrible horiibleness.

    Gah! I am glad the TTC is finally doing something right.

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  • Patrick
    December 17th, 2009 2:03 pm

    I don't remember ever seeing any ads for AM, Kato … just as well too. I enjoy my TV too much to have it sullied like that.

  • Sweetromance2
    December 17th, 2009 3:38 am

    Seems that we have simular problems, both countries have immoral oporations that know how to work the system. :-|

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  • Patrick
    December 17th, 2009 2:04 pm

    They do, Sweetromance, but at least some people in the system are standing up and calling their bluff. In all honesty, it kinda renewed my faith in government and its institutions (at least a little).

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