Monday, 9 February 2009

Advertisement

Gulf News (640g) is more than worth your Dhs3 today, recessionary pressures notwithstanding.

It will repay your investment not because it contains much newsy stuff printed on dead trees, and certainly not for its coverage of the UAE Journalists' Association conference, but because of the advertisement on page 36. This alone justifies the expenditure, this alone makes today's GN a collector's item.

I commend it to you most highly.

Update. For those readers unable or unwilling (Nick) to purchase Gulf News, I have now uploaded a scan. GN's subscription department will never forgive me... You'll have to click on it to read it, of course...



11 comments:

the real nick said...

please scan the ad and post.

I simply cannot bring myself to spend 3 Dirhams on that "newspaper". I tried but I got seizures at the till.

Kawthar said...

I think my IQ just dropped 30 points. Hilarious!

Seabee said...

I've been puzzling over this one most of the morning. Apart from admiring the wonderfully evocative copywriting I think I must have missed something important that's happened. What exactly has the 'common man for the common people' (eh?) done?

alexander... said...

@seabee

Padamshree would appear to be a miss-spelling of Padma Shri or Padmashree.

More here!

Mockingbird said...

Er? Odd but fine... I'm sure I'm missing something here (are they in love??)... for the currency-ily challenged, how much is 3 Dirhams (roughly). The point of the "advert" does somewhat escape me, but nil desperandum, I suppose I shall figure it out eventually.

Ayman said...

Isn't that the billionaire guy who owns NMC Group(NMC Hospital and UAE Exchange among many other stuff)?

Dave said...

Truly bizarre...

Seabee said...

Ah, Ayman, so he's a billionaire common man. Or should that be a common billionaire?

D said...

Hahahahahahaha ... what a nice way to honour a "common" person ... grammatical errors and all!

the real nick said...

thanks for uploading - this made my day!
Unctuous is the word, or toe-curling brown nosing

i*maginate said...

From a not-so-very-common-person:

I saw the ad and read it again.

Thanks for publicising it here, and putting into words what my common mind could not think of: the best PR these days is that we need to plant more trees.

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