Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Space Evaders

Crisp Prose Needed For Doritos Ad

A British ad for Doritos chips is to become the first ad ever to be beamed into space. The cosmic stunt will see the snack giant beam a 30-second ad into the universe. They are inviting Britons to create the ad, with $45,000 for the winner. The ultra-high-frequency signal will be directed from a Norwegian space centre at a solar system 42 light years away.

FOOTNOTE: Solar flair.

17 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

No kidding? Another high point in human history! This almost sounds like something Kurt Vonnegut might have dreamt up.

Helena said...

It HAS to feature the Clangers!

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Sadly, in a marketing blunder, most aliens 42 light years away have a taste for Pringles.

Bradley
The Egel Nest

ChristineEldin said...

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What a fun post! I'll be back later to look through your blog.

:-)

Helena said...

Thanks for the visit! Dang! Just minutes before I put up a new post! Hey ho! LOL!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

So no-one alive today will ever know whether the message was received or not. Brilliant.

They should rather beam it into North Korea. At least they have a chance of some sort of response by the end of this century, then.

Mmm, Doritos...

Hammer said...

I guess we are going to defeat the alien menace with salt and colesterol ;)

quilly said...

Doritos! Only 42 light years away! Get yours today -- if the Earthlings don't see you coming and shot you out of the sky ....

Marvin said...

Just what we need... ETs with a bad case of the Doritos munchies.

(Thanks for the visit.)

Mima said...

I ask you, as if we haven't got a bad enough reputation as a planet already with wars, famine, global warming etc. Now we want to encourage overeating in aliens, we are going to be known as the scourge of the neighbourhood!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Erm, why?
And how will they judge if it's been a success??

Charles Gramlich said...

I find that rather depressing.

Daryl E said...

I hope they dont let the Big Dipper double dip

the mother of this lot said...

If I had my way, they'd launch the Doritos into space.

nitebyrd said...

Um ... they're doing this why?

CrazyCath said...

Why??

I used to say "Only in America..." but now (shame)

What a pointless waste of money!

Lew said...

And 84 years from now the response will be "what kind of salsa comes with that?"