50 thoughts on “Absvertising

  1. Dhaughton99

    I’ve turned off ad blocking and I’m getting NorthFace ads and BangGood tat, which is spot on, so must be sniffing the cookies.

    1. V

      Well on this thread I’m getting C & D waste recycling – I’m grand thanks
      Renault Kadjar – one of the ugliest things on the road btw, so that’s that
      And some crowd called M & M trying to sell me runners – some chance

      1. dhaughton99

        I’m after going to independent.ie to see what shows up and its headache inducing. Half the screen taken over with flashing GAA ads. Its like the year 2000 and punching monkey banner ads.

        1. V

          well I just nipped over there now and got the fancy concept I.D. Volkswagen
          and a thing about getting a €150 for spitting out my bubble gum

  2. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Remember the first week in June when Brother Barnabas and I were both off the site…?

  3. SOQ

    I’m using the adblocker by Bitdefender these days and I never ever see an add for anything. At present it is telling me that it has blocked trackers for :-

    Advertising *2
    https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js
    https://www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js

    Site Analytics *1
    https://stats.wp.com/e-201928.js

    Social Media *2
    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
    https://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js

    Essential * 1
    https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js

        1. scottser

          I use the Brave app. Filters all kind of nasties out and I delete all them cookies once a week. It’s not bad, but it won’t eliminate charger’s posts, unfortunately

  4. McVitty

    When I was growing up (in times before the gender and sexuality agenda in schools), we would have looked at this and seen two happy friends who look about 16, probably on holiday in Spain….

    1. Zaccone

      The lads look pretty happy to me. I’d say they’re enjoying their cruise. What exact nefarious “agenda” do you think its pushing?

    2. millie st murderlark

      And when I was a teen, they’d have looked at that and guffawed loudly while roaring “GAY!” repeatedly while shoving each other into walls/lockers/each other.

      Time is a funny aul thing altogether.

        1. millie st murderlark

          Do I know you from the back of the bike shed? You seem terribly familiar.

      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        I’d a thought,where do those creatures exist, how do I get off this island

    3. SOQ

      When I was at school the science book used cartoon drawings of two males and two females being repelled by pushing each other away to explain magnetic polarity- good times.

  5. Ann

    I have a Hebrew (and Cyrillic) keyboard on my phone coz I’m learning new alphabets and whenever I go to Germany broadsheet is nothing but ads trying to get me to buy something called an Israel Bond. Back here in Ireland I never get them, just the same Kadjar ads Frilly and co get. ‍♀️

  6. won't you join too

    It’s always Littlewoods Ireland and the Samaritans on my phone and uBlock Origin to ignore it all on my PC.

  7. Lilly

    I’m getting Sliderobes. They look nasty. I prefer the Farmhouse for Sale in Bordeaux ones.

  8. The Tec Dr

    I keep getting video ads for Lumen an over 50’s dating app. I interviewed the founder of Lumen last year for a podcast but I don’t think this is why I am getting the ad’s. I should also add I am not over 50.

          1. millie st murderlark

            I was going to say something terribly vulgar involving raisins but thought better of it.

          2. B9Com From No

            No. Quite the opposite now if you want to know the truth. Not into Jeffrey Epstein territory though When I wear my Magee suit … yes I still got it

          3. SOQ

            It all gets a bit queer on my side of the fence- you are over the hill at 30, poss 35 with gym work and then- at 50 you are in demand again- somehow you magically transform into a ‘daddy’.

            Similarly with relationships where there is a big age difference- with a straight couple it is usually assumed it is the elder who has done the pursuing but with gay, it is always the younger.

            It is quite interesting looking at these things when M/F gender politics is taken out of the equation.

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