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WTF is Facebook?
The Advertising Standards Authority has sunk its teeth into the Manhattan Bar in Stoke on Trent, for a Facebook promotion "likely to cause serious or widespread offence". The offending Manhattan Bar promotion as seen on Facebook The ASA ruled the offending ad, seen right, in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 4.1 (Harm and …
WTF is Facebook?
WTF is WTF?
"WTF is WTF?"
Well, yes. Clearly a = a.
And A is sometimes F. (ref:"I Was a Teenage Objectivist")
William Tare Fox is a politician notorious for ill-judged statements about matters of no concern.
And E = F flat (The Musician's Theory of Relativity)
Let them run the advert. It doesn't look like it would attract women (and thus men) to the club, so it will prove to be its own penalty.
Still, nice to see that they have taken a more responsible approach to the traditional BOGOF drinks promotion... I would have thought that ASA could have given them credit for that.
I'm not sure how "binge as much as you can and we'll let you do it again for free" is more responsible. At least BOGOF means you have to have both at the same time, this way you fill your body as full as it will go to 'earn' the same chance next week.
Its more responsible than having people walk away from the bar with a drink in each hand. Since it takes time for alcohol to be absorbed into your system, downing two drinks in quick succession is more likely to make people stupidly drunk than taking a ten minute break between bevvies.
Also doubtfully legal. Section 141 of the Licensing Act 2003 makes it an offence to sell alcohol to anyone who is drunk. Ho ho, one of the most abused legislative provisions ever, methinks, but statute law, nonetheless.
Hmm. Unless *giving* alcohol to drunks is legal, of course. Cue clever lawyers.
IRRC it's been prohibited for a very long time to serve anybody who is obviously drunk in a licensed establishment. It only became a criminal offence recently due to Blair and his lawyer cronies making pretty much everything into a criminal offence (i.e. more work for lawyers)
and, as you can imagine, that's up against some pretty stiff competition (© Blackadder).
Yes. "Worst club in Stoke" is a pretty low bar by anyone's standards. Had some good nights at The Void back in the day, and slightly before my time, Shelley's had quite the reputation (some young chap calling himself 'Sasha' was resident DJ...) but apart from that..
'scuse me, I think my age is showing. Mine's the one with the glowsticks and anonymous white tablets in the pocket.
And here I was wondering what the ASA had to do with an organization of New York City lawyers.
© some film or another, cba to google it
Looks like it could be a right laugh.
Anyone fancy going? I could do with a cheap drink!
Pity this one didn't get burnt. I see someone has already flagged their pathetic bullying attempt on the Archbishop Cranmer blog - worth reading if you want a laugh at the ASA getting told to p**s off. They are a nasty piece of work IMHO.
The hoh-hah generates more media attention than the ad.
As someone who occasionally frequents Hanley on a night out, I can inform the ASA that the advert is the least offensive thing about Manhatten that I've ever seen.
Besides everyone knows you get a better night out in Castle ;)
you are in our thoughts
Is the you Mr F?
Prolly obscene, but offensive? Is silliness offensive? Do people not interested in alcohol, an allegedly adult concern, typically end up on a tavern facebook page? I find the idea of such being regulated offensive, whom do I complain to? ROTFFLMFAO
I don't see what the problem is. What's obscene and offensive is Stoke itself. We should set cleanse the area with fire and start over.
Stoke's the finest place to live in this country, it's got everything you need shop wise (just the same as every other town/city in the country) it's in the middle of the country so everywhere is nearby, it's surrounded by pretty countryside, living there you've got access to jobs across the whole middle of the country from Wales to Nottingham, from Manchester to Brum.
Where do you live?
Aggghhhh! Another advert featuring a young person with it's 'gob' wide open.
Sorry. 'Gob open' adverts really are despicable.
Isn't that an Oxy moron?
It also says "dress to impress". There is a gallery on the club's website to show that's blatant false advertising..
But only since equal temperament was adopted!
I am surprised at how many people glibly put forward Einstein's Mass/energy equivalence equation as the basis of his theory of relativity. IIRC from my reading of 65 years ago, the basis of his theory of relativity was his take on gravitation:
Gσ,τ = 0
That would be general relativity. E=mc^2 comes from special relativity, for which the positulates are:
- The laws of physics are the same in all inertial reference frames
- The speed of light is constant in all inertial reference frames (or equivalently, Maxwell's Equations)
How appropriate for a night out in Stroke Content
I bet she's hoping some lads and lasses from nearby ClitHero turn up too
Somehow seeing 69 comments at the bottom of the article was just plain wrong.