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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 10 Jul 2014 4:20 am

Haha nice

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 10 Jul 2014 8:21 am

zzm9980 wrote:Haha nice


and some netizens have made it like the govt is promoting Gambling ... :p

and some comments directed to the ministers are hilarious to say the least

welcome to Singapore ......

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 11 Jul 2014 6:53 am

Can't stand football, but this did make me laugh...

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 11 Jul 2014 9:29 am

https://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/singap ... 00182.html
'Singapore gambling addiction ad gets lampooned on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'


Hehehe.... some minion is going to get taken out back of the palace and shot...

p.s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc3L0-vRpHM
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Postby Fortan » Fri, 11 Jul 2014 9:54 am

Adds against gambling and casinos being build and more to come. Standards are good but double standards are twice as good....

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:42 am

Expect an Op/Ed piece about this Fail in the ST this weekend.

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Postby bro75 » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 1:03 pm

Lucky kid!

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 1:35 pm

bro75 wrote:Lucky kid!


Apparently not.
http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2014/0 ... ld-cup-win

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 1:41 pm

http://www.todayonline.com/sports/footb ... ambling-ad
'New spin to World Cup anti-gambling ad'

= face-save exercise...


The new ad, print rather than video this time...

http://www.ncpg.org.sg/en/Pages/home.aspx

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 2:52 pm

JR8 wrote:= face-save exercise...



Credit where it's due..... it's a good save.
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 3:25 pm

The visions I have of them (those 'staffs' that dreamt up the ad) praying that Germany would NOT win, at 4am, as the clock ticked down minute by minute really make me laugh. One of the original ads was posted somewhere I pass every day - how the tension rose day by day in the run-up, yet they never seemed to register the risk of the coming PR issue until it happened...

And then how they must have had a super-crisis-meeting over what to do... :lol:

Back home in such a situation, the mess-up, if it happened, would have been addressed with irony. Here it is amended with a blank face. Maybe that's why I'm not persuaded (i.e. 'when you've already dug yourself a hole, stop digging!).

I suspect they'll be a little more cautious next time they're implying predictions...

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Postby Beeroclock » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 3:38 pm

JR8 wrote:I suspect they'll be a little more cautious next time they're implying predictions...
At least not to pick one of the favourites !

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 3:52 pm

Beeroclock wrote:
JR8 wrote:I suspect they'll be a little more cautious next time they're implying predictions...
At least not to pick one of the favourites !


Wah, 'Daddy bet all of my money on Singapore to win!'

- Guaranteed not to win
- Clear suggestion of 'Daddy having a significant (if not delusional) problem'
- Patriotic too though, strikes a chord in the Heartlands.
- Even plausible :lol:

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 14 Jul 2014 3:56 pm

I still think the new ad is a good move though! If you're thinking from community service advertisement perspective, they really meant to drive the message home against gambling.


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