Well, I AM Proud, But . . .

Sometimes that personalized marketing on Facebook doesn't work out quite right.


Last 5 posts by Ken White


  1. anne mouse says

    Facebook has ads?

    You really should install AdBlock. Or spend less time on Facebook.

  2. LTMG says

    And for family names like Black and Brown. I suppose the Green, Greene, and Blue families are safe. Don't know about the Pink family.

  3. rmd says

    What's the problem? It's not like anybody would ever miss the "a" and think it meant something it totally doesn't mean.

  4. Artor says

    Hey Ken, I have some great marketing ideas for you! Everyone wants a high-powered lawyer in a power suit and power tie when they go to court. You should advertise yourself as White Power! It'll make you rich! I'll only take 10% of your profits for my idea. What could possibly go wrong?

  5. Carl 'SAI' Mitchell says

    You really, really ought to block ads. A very large proportion of malware (computer viruses) spreads via online ads, mostly flash ads. Ads are not harmless, anyone can pay for them and the ad networks largely don't have effective screening.

  6. albert says


    It _must_ be related to the W.Va Whites. What else could it mean?
    Of course, if folks didn't know about the them, might would misinterpret it to mean something else entirely.


    In my neighborhood, that shirt would be the equivalent of having a target painted on your back. If you're having trouble having trouble find you, get one.

  7. says

    This was printed by one of those custom t-shirt companies that allows anyone to design a shirt, then try to get enough people to order it to make it worth printing. Kind of like Kickstarter for shirts. I have to assume it's for a family reunion, given that the grammar doesn't quite make sense for a white power sort of slogan.

  8. nooj says

    They work perfectly! You do realize every ad platform deliberately places inappropriate ads so as to keep from being creepy?


    " "With the pregnancy products, though, we learned that some women react badly," the executive said. "Then we started mixing in all these ads for things we knew pregnant women would never buy, so the baby ads looked random. We'd put an ad for a lawn mower next to diapers. We'd put a coupon for wineglasses next to infant clothes. That way, it looked like all the products were chosen by chance.

    "And we found out that as long as a pregnant woman thinks she hasn't been spied on, she'll use the coupons. She just assumes that everyone else on her block got the same mailer for diapers and cribs. As long as we don't spook her, it works."