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The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

The National Association of Broadcasters if Funny

Check out this ad from the NAB.  Touche! A sad state of affairs is underneath the paycheck of Howard Stern when comparing to Marta Stewart.  Apparently MasteCard shut them down from running the ads.  Engagdet makes a good point:

Not only is the NAB getting its own panties all up in a bunch over the looming threat of a satellite radio "monopoly", it has also managed to wedgie-fy MasterCard's britches, too. A new anti-Sirius / XM merger copycat ad of MC's signature "Priceless" campaign has been making the rounds -- the irony apparently lost on on the NAB that hiring a would-be-lobbyist for the other side and knocking off someone else's ad campaign smells very much of bad business. It's no surprise that MasterCard cried copyright infringement, which prompted the NAB to stop running the ad altogether. Michelle Lehman, the NAB's EVP of Marketing and Communications and Regulatory Affairs, confirms the cessation but also points out that the ad's already gotten a bunch of attention anyway. NAB losing its cool and cred in front of the industry? Now that's priceless.

I still think the ad is funny.