Sometimes the ads really are the best thing on AskMe December 22, 2008 6:40 PM   Subscribe

Sometimes the ads really are the best thing on AskMe

Been doing some webdev stuff today and had to clear out my cookies. Thus having been exposed to the adverts on Askme for the first time in a while I noticed that today's anon-relationship-Askme brought up a banner for a cheating oriented dating service.


Please in the name of all that is still good about *filter do not block this ad.

Seriously. It makes relationship filter worth reading.
posted by Riemann to MetaFilter-Related at 6:40 PM (20 comments total)

That's funny. I read Playboy for the ads.

Wait, what?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:13 PM on December 22, 2008


I never thought that this could happen to me but...
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:27 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


No way is Rachel 41.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:31 PM on December 22, 2008


I found this ad amusing, as it was what you would have seen in this thread when not logged in.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:32 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I read Playboy for the ads.

I download porn for the "the people in this video were of legal age in the place this was filmed" warnings at the beginning.
posted by crossoverman at 7:49 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


No way is Rachel 41.

You're reading it wrong. She's the 41st Rachel.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:53 PM on December 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


I found this ad amusing, as it was what you would have seen in this thread when not logged in.

I'm Gabriel and I'm proud. Seriously.
posted by gman at 7:56 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


She's the 41st Rachel.

No, no, she's Rachel the XLI ("Rachel the Coy"), Principessa of Datelonia.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:59 PM on December 22, 2008


I only read ads for the pornography.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:54 PM on December 22, 2008


People still browse the net without AdblockPlus and the mvps.org hosts file? That must be a bit grim.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:20 PM on December 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I accidentally browsed the web using IE 7 the other day and my newspaper's site spent like 30 seconds doing crazy stuff on the screen to try and make me look at ads.
posted by sciurus at 3:37 AM on December 23, 2008


I accidentally browsed the web using IE 7 the other day

That's your own damn fault for having IE7 accessible anywhere on your desktop/quick menu/start menu. I have no sympathy for you.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 6:31 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Friends don't let friends browse with MSIE.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:33 AM on December 23, 2008


Friends don't let friends browse with MSIE without IE7Pro. (Haz adblocker.)
posted by kindall at 7:41 AM on December 23, 2008


You're reading it wrong. She's the 41st Rachel.

She's an experiment. Nothing more.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:09 AM on December 23, 2008


I accidentally browsed the web the other day after ingesting several poison dart frogs and after the walls stopped bleeding, I realized that the advertisements I was reading were not actually edicts from the dark masters to eat my own body-weight in cheese.

Which is a shame, because I think I could do it, and I've really been craving sharp cheddar.

I guess the moral of this story is that blood soaked walls really date a house and give it a mid '80s feel.
posted by quin at 8:15 AM on December 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Seltzer soaked walls will get that dark master residue right out.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:34 AM on December 23, 2008


People still browse the net without AdblockPlus and the mvps.org hosts file? That must be a bit grim.

Indeed. My reaction to this post was "Metafilter has ads?"
posted by Joe Beese at 8:56 AM on December 23, 2008


I don't use any blocking. I avoid sites whose ads annoy me, and if the ads aren't annoying me I'm not noting them.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:18 AM on December 23, 2008


None of the women in the first ad look oriental at all!
posted by cjorgensen at 3:01 PM on December 23, 2008


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