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Stuff That's Getting More Expensive and Somehow Worse

Every industry has its sketchy secrets, and once tons of companies realized they could use their popular brand to leverage their loyal customer base into paying more for less, you can find yourself looking at a creme egg going "whhaaaaa???". It's also easy to fall into the nostalgia trap of "remember the better olden days" when that product wasn't much better to start with, but shrinkflation has definitely attacked a variety of products and things from all sides.

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Tumblr Users Trade Unconfirmed Facts About Soda And Carrier Pigeons

Nothing fills our hearts with joy and appreciation like a couple Tumblr users swapping knowledge about the history of soda and carrier pigeons in a totally random Tumblr thread. But hey, that's what Tumblr is all about. Can't say that we knew that drinking Pepsi cold and Coke warm would result in them tasting the same. Is that real life? 

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Apparently this is marketing for some TV Show, but we're just glad that we live in a world where stunts like this can happen.

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Loopholes That Clever Folks Exploited

Whether it was an idiotic promotion, lack of oversight, a glitch in the system, an escape room scheduling loophole, or a sandwich place that also sold discounted ingredients to its own sandwiches, these people found a way to play the game and save a couple dollars in the process. The commitment and dedication it takes to notice these loopholes is admirable, in a chaotic, roguish sort of way.

Loopholes clever people used to save money | West Virginia there law waived taxes automobile title transfers between parents and children friend wanted buy car his uncle. So uncle sold car his father who then sold his other son who sold his own son, my friend. Three transactions. Zero taxes.
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Is this good or bad marketing? Does anyone even know anymore? On the one hand, it's an utterly ridiculous slogan. On the other hand, it sure seems to be getting the word out.

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Horrible Commercials That Discouraged People's Business

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share their experiences with commercials that were so bad, they ultimately deterred interest in people giving companies any business. Breaking out the loud, squeaking tires on a commercial is no way to go about winning over the hearts of someone. Or, showing the same commercial over and over again, like they forgot about it when they saw the commercial a mere few minutes ago. 

AskReddit users respond to a thread about commercials that were so terrible they discouraged people's business.
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Guy Arranges Meetings With Telemarketers and Shuts Them Down In Person

Some things that we all can agree to hate are telemarketers, spam, and convincing scams.The whole "please don't call me back, take us off your list thing" is working less and less these days, so this guy opted to set up a meeting and make an inception style mockery of the whole process. People have their own strategies for shutting down marketing and scam calls, but the effort put into this is awesome.

Guy sets ups meetings to reject telemarketers in a chicken suit.
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Truth In Advertising (18 Images)

These honest slogans do away with the deception that brands put out when it comes to marketing, and instead just get right to the damn point. Sometimes you had a hell of a day, and just need to take a pint of Ben & Jerry's home with you, to eat your feelings away. 

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Guy Beats BS Healthcare Bureaucracy by Sending 300+ Emails

After being put on a waiting list for way too long and seeing his wife blown off by incompetent healthcare administration, this guy took the matter into his own hands, with some creative emailing and the use of telemarketing software. The world is full of people complying maliciously, like this IT guy who came up with a masterful plan after being told he had to work on vacation.

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19 Stock Photo Models Share the Strangest Places Their Images Ended Up

One day someone asks if you mind being in a couple pictures, then the next day you find yourself in an ad for extra-small condoms. The stock photo game can be a weird one, and these people found out the hard way.

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Woman Points out Hilarious Ignorance of Bathtub Tray Manufacturers

The people who make bathtub trays seem to be under the impression that the people who buy them are in search of a lifestyle of elegance. Sharon Su investigates this incredible phenomenon in the thread below. Also, it looks like they used the blue drink twice. Huh.

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16 Of The Best Or Worst Public Relations Stunts The World's Ever Seen

Even the most well-intentioned PR stunts can give way to absolute and utter catastrophe. Every action is ripe for a fail that we hopefully find ourselves honoring back here at Fail Blog, one day. In this case, we've pooled together some of the world's most notable PR stunt fails, for your enjoyment. And we don't think they'll disappoint. How about that whole LifeLock madness? Todd, you savage. 

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Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Surprise The Internet By Officially Ending Their Online Feud

The online fake feud between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman was a wildly entertaining spectacle to behold. As fans, we got to sit back and enjoy a couple witty celebrities, engage in the kind of playful, snarky banter we might lend ourselves over to with friends and associates in our daily life. It was relatable. And that was the beauty of it. "Tweet reports" indicate that the two men are calling an "official truce" and will be helping each other out in some marketing efforts. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm keeping the faith that there's some more trolling and roasting lurking around the corner from at least one of 'em! 

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Twitter Thread Will Make You See Why Facebook's 10 Year Challenge Meme Isn't Harmless

Author, Kate O'Neill used her platform on Twitter to encourage people participating in online activities like the recent, trending profile picture aging meme on Facebook, to slow down and think about it critically. O'Neill asks people to consider how willingly posting that information online for Facebook's seemingly sentient algorithm to digest, can have a ripple effect on society as a whole; how that information can be fed into worldwide databases, sold off to advertising agencies, and used to exploit the very people that upload it, without considering the impacts, in the process. She doesn't aim to inspire panic in this Twitter thread, but instead, she wants us to think critically when considering the fast-changing landscape of the world around us. Some solid advice! 

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No One Knows If Denny's Marketing Team is Okay

We swear this isn't an ad for Denny's. We just wanna show you all the weird shit they're posting online. We didn't think Denny's new marketing strategy to appeal to tech-savvy youths could get stranger. Then we found out they've discovered Tumblr. Here's 19 head-scratching moments made possible by whatever the hell Denny's is doing to sell pancakes.

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