November 19, 2007

Shoot the bad guy!

There's an amusing Google ad appearing on my ThunderJournal as of today. It instructs you to "Shoot the bad guy!" Don't get me wrong, I'm all for shooting the bad guy. Bad guys, after all, should be shot once properly identified.

However, the ad just says "Shoot the bad guy!" and then an animated guy wearing a snow mask and carrying a gun creeps by, and you're just left to assume he's the bad guy. Only, there's no real reason to suspect him as a bad guy, unless you automatically assume someone wearing a snow mask is a bad guy and you open fire first and unmask later.

I mean, isn't it possible the creeping guy is a GOOD GUY who is going after the bad guy? For that matter, maybe you're the bad guy, aiming after the good guy who is going after you and doesn't see you lurking off to his right, about to take a shot, thinking he's the bad guy.

Think about it.

Posted by Ryan at November 19, 2007 12:38 PM | TrackBack
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