5 thoughts on “Mathematically Annoying Advertising”

  1. These certainly are annoying–but since most advertising is intended to persuade people that something false is true, are these ads any worse than the rest?

    1. Hi Cornelia –

      For me, I think it’s because cognitive dissonance is painful. For the ads in the first and third panels, my analytical neurons work as fast as my “lizard” neurons, so the conscious recognition of how they want me to respond arrives at essentially the same moment as my objections to the message. I find that dissonance more annoying then when the two concepts arrive at different times.

  2. “The more you spend the more you save.” – Annoying

    “The more (absolutely) you spend the more (relatively) you save.” – Second-degree price discrimination

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