Saturday 21 June 2014

Today's Review: #PoundlandSelfie

Wandering past Poundland today, I was scanning across the various posters illustrating all the stuff you can buy for, you guessed it, £1. But I couldn't help be drawn to the dashing man on this poster, and the imbedded picture of a strange person taking a picture of of himself next to said dashing man.

Now, I'm not a fan of football, but a quick Google informs me that this Messi character plays for Spain, and I guess he's pretty good or something, because Poundland think you want to take a selfie with his cardboard face. It's not even a properly proportioned face. It would be better if there was a proper life size cardboard cut out, but no, this is just a regular picture of a face, attached to a stand. There is some kind of competition involved, with the chance to win a football, but is this really what we're reduced to? Why is there a hashtag involved. Who would actually do this and post it on Twitter? 

Oh, well, those people. Honestly, I can't see the point in it, it just seems very slapped together at the last minute. Still, there only seem to be a few hashtags popping up per day, so maybe you're still in with a chance of winning one of those footballs. But at what price? Looking like an idiot, pointing your phone at yourself next to a close up cardboard face, in a pound shop. That's the price. I think I'll pass.

My rating: 0/5

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