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Wet Crotch??

Thursday, August 01, 2013

It's a heart shape blooming on blue pants and an ad for We (Heart) Comedy, Sirius something or another. Here on Spark People. Not something with which I'm familiar up here in the great frozen north. Not sure I want to get any more, errmmmm, familiar, either.

Laughed so hard I wet my pants?

OK then.

It's hilarious to make fun of people with urinary incontinence?

Sure.

I guess I just don't have a sense of humour.

Would have thought Spark People might have had a bit more sense of . . . propriety? Class? Respect for human dignity??


Thanks for the suggestion, NITTINNANA: I've posted an inquiry on the Site/Technical message board requesting reconsideration as to whether this kind of ad is appropriate:

www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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  • SUSANNAH31
    I never liked the expression - and never used it.
    Never thought it was funny - or in good taste.

    I have not seen the ad, but i agree with your response.
    1223 days ago
  • ANARIE
    SparkPeople doesn't see, choose, or approve the ads. They come through a subscription service, which virtually all websites use. The service or the individual advertiser have software that reads the cookies on your computer and tries to match their ads to what you've already read on line. SparkPeople can say they don't want certain companies to advertise, or certain types of products, but Sirius Radio is a major mainstream company and SP would have no reason to think (and no way to know unless you report it) that a legitimate company would use such a tacky ad.

    The best way to respond to this is really to contact Sirius, tell them that this was the first impression you ever had of their company, and you were disgusted and never want anything to do with them. If several people do that, they'll change their software so whatever in your history triggered the ad will not trigger it anymore.

    In order for SparkPeople to do anything about an ad, you *have* to report it using the URL of the ad. There are hundreds of thousands of ads served every day, and there's absolutely no possible way for them to find it-- it's like reporting an offensive billboard that you saw on a cross-country drive without knowing what road or even what state it was in. They may not do anything anyway, because while most of us think it's in extremely poor taste, it's not actually obscene-- it's just going to the wrong audience. People who would listen to that radio station would probably think that ad was funny. Your best bet is to let the advertiser know that they're paying good money to make you LESS likely to ever consider buying anything from them.
    1223 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    I haven't seen the ad, but doesn't sound like one I'd think is funny either.
    1223 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    Sorry but the title got my attention. LOL Sorry. I have had five kids. I do sprinkle if I am full of water and have to go. Do not even mention coughing and full. Well it happens. did not see it. I have blocker on my computer and ad are sifted more or less.
    1223 days ago
  • MISSUSRIVERRAT
    I agree...it's mean-spirited.
    1223 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I clicked on "I like this topic" in hope that the subject would be brought to the powers that be here on SP.
    1223 days ago
  • DDOORN
    I know SP is ad-supported, but good to challenge the judgement of the powers that be now & then, agreed!

    Don
    1223 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That is not funny..and a weird old saying that is rarely used anymore. I hope Spark People remove it. Thanks for letting us know.
    1223 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Too bad they have any ads, but I guess that's the 'cost' of a 'free' site.

    In their defense, Mom and I used to laugh about incontinence (as she was peeing her pants) and get ourselves into such giggling fits we'd put more oxygen in our system than any extreme exercise. One way of looking @ (and accepting) a natural part of aging.
    1223 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I didn't see the ad, but since I have five children and am 63, and I had bladder surgery when I had my hysterectomy which didn't fix the problem,having incontinence is an issue. Those women who don't deal with "wetting themselves" when they cough are lucky. emoticon The young doctor I saw last told me to lose weight so the fat on my stomach doesn't press down on my bladder. Right.
    1223 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2013 8:21:39 AM
  • PHEBESS
    Glad I missed that one!
    1224 days ago
  • CRYSTALJEM
    Yep sometimes those ads just aren't funny let alone classy. I'm sure they can do better.
    1224 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I have not seen this one, thank goodness. I agree, nothing to be poking fun at really!! Surprised at Sparkpeople letting that one through.
    1224 days ago
  • BOOKAPHILE
    Yuck. Doesn't sound funny to me, either.
    1224 days ago
  • NITTINNANA
    Did you report it? I've reported a different inappropriate ad, and got a very quick response.
    1224 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    I have not seen this ad... must be one of those things... they push different ads at different people, and who knows what all puts which ones on your page. I get ads for diabetes test strips on your blog page, for example. Bizarre.
    1224 days ago
  • COCK-ROBIN
    That's sick, I agree with you.
    1224 days ago
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