Learn to be an Ethical hacker


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/13/is-mr-robot-the-only-ethica.html

Kiss your boring job goodbye—you’re about to learn how to program

Whh… Um, you insane ad people know, Mr. Robot is not an ‘ethical hacker’ by literally any sense of the term, right? Right?


Suddenly I am morbidly curious as to how much worse these pitches are going to get.



sniff…(Oh god, my stomach.)


I keep thinking we’ve hit a bottom where things can’t get worse, and keep being wrong.


We have been promised someone new is taking over writing copy for these.


Here, thanks for the response, it’s nice to know you guys are noting these things. For all that I’m sort of happy, mocking the terrible ad copy had actually reached the point of being a sometimes very entertaining game.


Trust me…


I’m looking forward to the new copywriter.

Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti…


We apologise again for the fault in the copywriting. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.



Yes, we are still working out the details. But I am looking forward to providing some interesting and unique ad copy for the months to come. More soon!


ha, this is a great idea - you will confuse the readers until they accidentally buy everything


I’m laughing so hard trying to imagine @popobawa4u as BoingBoing’s new ad copywriter.


It’s a genius move. The returns policy is going to be epic.


I’m thinking it’s genius because he’ll try to explain why someone shouldn’t purchase something and it will piss them off. They’ll buy stuff just to spite @popobawa4u.

Clever like foxes. :smiling_imp:


“You gave me money? What money? I don’t believe in money.”


A different Mechanical Turk contractor, perhaps?


" Well, you can send the product back if you want, but it’s not my property any more than it’s yours. "

@popobawa4u - If this comes across as mean-spirited mockery, it’s really not intended to be anything more than respectful banter. You’ve got an amazing view of the world and I totally love your work.


I second that, @popobawa4u! I honestly look forward to reading your posts and I truly learn from you. :smiley: