Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Faint heart never won fair lady

"Gambling is now a diverse, vibrant and innovative industry", says Tessa Jowell, Britain's Culture Secretary. ("Industry"? "Culture"? Well, she can certainly take dictation.)

One vibrant and innovative ad is located above a urinal in London:

- Courtesy of Dougald Hine, who comments:

I am struggling here. I can't seem to find anything beyond the single entendre. Or even much of a connection to poker. Unless the message is: "Gamble on our site and you can win enough to pay for a prostitute."
Are we in Iraq for the oil? No, the oil is just the means to the end. The end is even more diverse and vibrant innovation, forever.


  1. Poke her. Appealing to the distantly, ironically ironically distant: we're not going to try to kid you, you're too smart for that. You're as smart as we are; you know our game better than we do. Who are we kidding? So can we talk? You want to be a winner, not a loser. This is your only chance. Not much of a chance, but it's all you've got.

  2. Anonymous5:58 AM

    Thank you for at least clearing up my confusion - it's a convincing suggestion. What a hideous advert.