Funny? Cruel? Or funnycruel?

Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2013 11:40 am
This is from a German website, but you don't have to know the language to understand the set-up. TV manufacturer wants to advertise how life-like its picture quality is. It gets an office, builds a fake wall and places one of its huge-screen TVs where the window would be. Then it sends in job candidates in, one at a time, for a fake interview. During the interview, the placid outdoor scene on the TV suddenly takes an unexpected turn. Hilarity ensues!

I'll admit: I chuckled at this, but then I was in on the joke. I wonder, though, how I'd feel if I was one of the butt-monkeys who thought they were going on a legitimate job interview, only to face the prospect of imminent death and destruction, followed by a bunch of people jumping through the door yelling "surprise!" Also, I can't help but wonder if the premise of the set-up -- fake job interviews with real job seekers -- wasn't designed to make it easier for the company to get releases from the prank victims, who, the company knows, need money because, after all, they're looking for work.

I also wonder what the company's slogan would be for this ad campaign. "LG TVs: so real you'll think that you and all your loved ones are about to die."
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2013 11:49 am
those wacky germans...

some day they might develop a real sense of humor.

Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2013 12:04 pm
Just to be clear: the advertisement is actually Spanish. But the article says that it's "very funny."
Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2013 01:34 pm
it wouldn't be very funny if one of the victims flat-lined on them...

I wonder that they didn't have to mop the floor.

I don't find humor in scaring the hell outta someone. maybe other folks do...
Reply Mon 9 Sep, 2013 08:41 am
And now the spoilsports have come out and accused the ad of being a fake.

All of my illusions are shattered like a city hit by a giant asteroid.
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 07:39 am
Rockhead wrote:

I don't find humor in scaring the hell outta someone. maybe other folks do...

I guess you've never been a fan of Halloween and/or haunted houses?

I thought it was well done and quite funny. I wonder if they really did shake the room somehow or just the camera.
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 08:44 am
If the video is truthful, I don't find it funny.
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