Shards O’ Glass
Sitting here watching the Superbowl, and out of the blue a hoax website is featured in one of the ads: ShardsO'Glass.com. This company supposedly sells freeze pops embedded with shards of glass. It's a satire of how cigarette companies sell products that they also know are bad for people's health.
Ok, I gotta say... that's a pretty impressive website they've got. Lot of effort for what boils down to a parody of cigarette manufacturer websites and suchnot.Posted by Bobcat in Davis, CA on Mon Feb 02, 2004 at 08:50 AM
Quite professional but a wee bit too blatant to be funny - the best hoax sites are those that are subtle enouigh to fool some people into believing they're real. This one come's off too earnest.Posted by Paul in Prague on Mon Feb 02, 2004 at 09:57 AM
Paul, I don't think subtlty was going for, considering theTruth's "hoax" commercials and campaigns at the past are designed to be blatent and vaguely disturbing. It has to be obvious enough that kids get it's not real and at the same time they understand the message of it, since theTruth is more about keeping kids from smoking than about getting adults to stop.Posted by A Girl Named Goo in Maine on Mon Feb 02, 2004 at 04:37 PM
. . and here I thought that CBS didn't run advocacy ads!Posted by neil tupper on Mon Feb 02, 2004 at 11:55 PM
Ha! That's great.. I want a ShardsO'Glass tshirt..Posted by Jessica on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 03:45 AM
ok to be honest i wanna try one of those shards o glass freeze pops:) im not talking about a cig the actual freeze pop it cought my interest hahaha im not joking either i know a few ppl tht wanna try the freeze popsPosted by Hannah on Thu Jun 24, 2010 at 03:51 PM
Hannah, your an idiotPosted by Brady in PA on Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 01:38 PM
I started laughing so hard! I almost thought it was real, until I realized how hilarious that would be to put nicotine and glass in a freeze pop. I visited it on my iPhone and it didn't take me to thetruth.com, it took me to the website. HilariousPosted by Bruce on Sun Jul 04, 2010 at 03:41 PM
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