Monday, March 15, 2010

Hey diddle, diddle

The British Department of Energy and Climate Change (yes, they have one) proposed an overly sensational advertising campaign that has been rejected by the British Advertising Standards Authority (yes, they have one of those too).  The campaign featured posters with "adapted" two nursery rhymes and illustrations making "exaggerated claims about the threat to Britain from global warming."  (Link to story here.)

Here's one "adapted" nursery rhyme sure that should be included in any future advertising campaign about the "threat" of "global warming" . . . 

Hey diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The government caught in a lie.
The people all laughed when they realized the hoax,
Until taxes still went sky high.  

No comments: