Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Kiwis trump Trump

Some Americans will NOT like this at all: New Zealand Electricity retailer Powershop is back using Donald as an advertising gimmick, this time to promote a contest in which Kiwis can “Trump Trump And Be In To Win” and “Take Power Over Trump”. Some of us, however, find it funny.

In the contest, people take real quotes from Donald and change one thing to make it funny. I made an example in the screenshot at the bottom of this post. “Oompa Loompa” was one of the standard options, but people can—and do—put in nearly anything they like. The site has examples of what people have submitted.

The contest was promoted by three commercials that were based on the commercial I wrote about back in May. I’m including all three because they’re very short and, humour being a subjective thing, some people may find some commercials funnier than others. Plus, they’re short…

I’ll leave it to others to decide whether any of the commercials are funny, but for me, it’s the entire concept that I find funny. A lot of New Zealanders think that Donald is a big joke, so making him the butt of one is perfect.

But, as always, your results may vary.

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