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Oh, About.com
When I googled for dates on Hanukkah this year, I was greeted with this:







And yes, maeyan, I submitted it to FailBlog.

ETA: I also submitted a complaint to About, because it's not just that page, it's the entire Judaism section of the site, and that particular ad is rotating, but all of the rotated ads are LDS ads.
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mpoetess

2008-12-14 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Possibly, but there's no point in ascribing malice where stupidity (on the part of About) works just fine.

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stoney321

2008-12-14 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, Mormons DO think they're Jews, so to them, it's all appropriate. *head thunk*

mpoetess

2008-12-14 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Snerk. I suspect it's more a case of dumbass on the site's part, but I don't doubt that the LDS would have no problem whatsoever with evangelizing on a site dedicated to info about another religion.

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mpoetess

2008-12-14 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)

I just...can't really see the ads finding a target audience there, you know?

darklightluna

2008-12-14 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)

...*is dead of lol*

*tiny voice* So when is Hannukah this year?

mpoetess

2008-12-14 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)

The page of fail says the evening of Sunday the 21st!

darklightluna

2008-12-14 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Shinny! Thjanks!

michelf

2008-12-14 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)

I believe the phrase they are looking for is...

"D'oh!"

[going to hell]

Look man. When you die they're going to baptize and convert you posthumously so you're going to be an LDS sooner or later anyway. You may as well get to wear the fancy underwear.

[/going to hell]

Edited at 2008-12-14 04:46 am (UTC)

a2zmom

2008-12-14 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Hubby worked for about.com at one point. It was quite a while ago, so things may have changed, but at that time the owners didn't give a damn about people's complaints about ad content. Hopefully things have improved.