Monday, September 22, 2008

Unintentional promotion for the local competition

On the Dilbert blog this morning, Scott Adams linked to a news story about a 12-year-old boy who has invented a really powerful solar cell. The link goes to, which I, of course, thought was awesome because it's hometown news. Represent!

So I clicked on the link and began to read the story, when something unusual caught my eye:

(Click to see a less-cropped screenshot)

This is interesting because anyone from Portland can tell you that KATU is the ABC affiliate for that city. And the randomly generated banner ad is for the new incarnation of Knight Rider, which is an NBC show. It even has the NBC peacock.

I wonder if KATU would even notice this and try to have the ad excluded from its site.

2 Talked Back:

At September 25, 2008 at 11:31:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

By the way, we watched the premiere of the new "Knight Rider" last totally blows. Words cannot describe how ridiculously awful this show is. It makes the original look sophisticated and realistic, which is saying something.

It's equal parts "Star Trek: TNG", "CSI:Miami" (don't get me started on that one either), "24", the Transformers movie and every rejected Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer plot device (which is saying something). And hey, Val, I love your work, but that car talks WAY too darned much.


At September 25, 2008 at 11:32:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

I just used "which is saying something" twice in the above comment. Which, in turn, is saying something.


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