Sassy Shmassy

Oh, those clever Canadians have done it again. For the second time this week, the American President (unfortunately not the movie) has been used for advertising fodder (the first being here). Lakehead University itself is now second-guessing its strategy, but not for its effectiveness. It certainly drew enough attention, but when your own Student Union thinks you've gone too far, maybe it's not the right kind of attention.

LUSU president Isabelle Poniatowski says she has been approached by several embarrassed students and faculty members. She worries ''we may have traded a valuable piece of our reputation for a flash in the pan'' advertisement and questions whether it was worth it.'' [more here]


I'm not one to criticize the critics of the most powerful man in the free world, but these childish cheap shots... HAHAHA, sorry. It really is funny.

UPDATE: This just in from Jason at spacemonkeypants, who says, "Some American presidents are cool":

[ed: he actually said, "Some American Presidents RULE!"]


(click here if you can't view it from this page.)

No question. Cool indeed.


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Posted bythemikestand at 6:56 AM  

4 stepped up to the mike:

Christine said... 8:39 AM, August 30, 2006  

ACK you stole my idea for today's post. I laughed my butt off in the car yesterday, hearing this story.

Jessica said... 10:32 AM, August 30, 2006  

Believe you me - having him for our President makes me want to move to Canada.

sween said... 9:41 AM, September 01, 2006  

Ahem. Correction posted here.

sassyk said... 9:29 PM, September 04, 2006  

I've been following this too - I think it is brilliant. I must say the studnet union seem very prudish about the whole thing.

Also wanted to apologise as I had such a quick visit to Halifax that I realised I wouldn't be able to meet up - so I promise next time I will!

Had a great visit, but always too short...

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