HBO Ali G Expand-O-Banner Broken


While trawling for his daily feed tube of crucial gossip, Bucky Turco spotted a banner for HBO which promotes comedian Ali G's show. The banner, which only expands if you have Internet Explorer (what's up with you designers" Have you heard half the world uses Firefox now?), allows you to begin a live chat. Unfortunately, there seems to be no responses from Ali G. Perhaps he's too busy making foreign politicians look dumb but you'd think there'd at least be some sort of automated response. Bucky points out Ali G's vocabulary is like no others and the designers, at least, could programmed in some automated verbal gems for our amusement. Let's hope the banner's just broken, will be fixed soon and the agency doesn't get fired.

UPDATE: Apparently, it's been fixed.

by Steve Hall    Sep- 9-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Celebrity, Online, Strange   

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It's most likely due to the technology provider for the expandable banner (i.e. Pointroll, Eyeblaster etc.). They do normally QA it on multiple platforms, so this could possibly be an isolated occurance.

Posted by: Shig Odani [TypeKey Profile Page] on September 9, 2005 11:23 AM

What irks me is I really like the show too. THey could have done much better then this. OMD you still responsible for this crap? Anyway Ali G favorite words: respecanize, whadda gwan, booyakashak, mi julie, easy now, in da batty, yeeeeesss (borat), and so on and on. BTW, just kidding OMD (esp. if media planners read this, laf).

Posted by: Bucky da ANIMAL on September 9, 2005 11:40 AM

This was not placed by OMD.

Posted by: Chris Drago on September 14, 2005 12:16 PM