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Millions of $$ later...(7 posts)

Millions of $$ later...TypeOne
Apr 24, 2002 9:51 PM
1)I still don't know what an "M Life" is. I have seen and heard examples of AT&T's expensive ad campaign, and you know what? I'm not interested because I don't know what the hell M Life is, does, looks like, or sounds like. C'mon, tell me something.

2)Subway is revamping their image, getting rid of the "subway" theme and installing a new decor. Ok, I can't wait to see what they are going to come up with. It could have been much easier to revamp the image if the employees would clean a table or the floor now and then.

3) No one has any idea where Osama bin Laden is hiding out.

Thanks, I'm done. I'll go about my life -or the lack of it--now.
re: Millions of $$ later...MikeC
Apr 25, 2002 6:28 AM
You know, I was just thinking about that M Life campaign the other day. As an ex-ad man, it bothered me a great deal.
The first thing M Life reminded me of was Met Life, the insurance company. Then when my head finally clicked on telecom, it made me think of Motorola. There's just no easy connection with AT&T, and "mobile" is too generic.
Even the "A" Life would be better than M Life. At least it bears some relationship to "A"T&T, and I'd much rather have an A Life than a B Life. "Don't Just Get A Life. Get the "A" Life, with AT&T."
But I have no idea where Bin laden is...
My guess: Bin Laden's dead, but they won't tell anyone...cory
Apr 25, 2002 7:19 AM
...until after the election, because as long as there's a bogeyman out there, people don't pay attention to what W. and the Oilboys are doing with the other hand.
But I still haven't figured out M Life. First time I saw it, I thought it was an ad for BMW's M-Series cars.
Martyr or hero?TypeOne
Apr 25, 2002 8:59 AM
Yeah, I think in those conspiratorial ways, too. If bin Laden is still alive, he has a tough choice: does he continue to frustrate those searching for him, or does he go out in a blaze of glory? Either way, he's a hero to his followers.
I'm glad to hear that others are annoyed or confused by M Life!
Martyr and Hero have similar meaningsliu02bhs
Apr 28, 2002 3:52 PM
Martyr and Hero both have positive connotation. So what's the choice for a negative side?
That's true, butTypeOne
Apr 29, 2002 2:44 PM
I am talking about how Muslim followers would perceive bin Laden. Like most of the Western world, I can't think of any positive historical legacy for the guy no matter how he meets his end.
I do believe that no matter how he dies, he will be favorably memorialized by his followers--hero or martyr, it's win-win for Al-Qaeda.
re: Millions of $$ later...DougSloan
Apr 25, 2002 9:21 AM
http://www.theneteconomy.com/article/0,3658,s=917&a=22389,00.asp