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T-Mobile’s Brilliantly Fun British Parking Ticket Ad (Video)

I’m not sure which is more annoying, getting a parking ticket or finding out your cellphone bill has a huge unexpected overage charge.

But T-Mobile U.K. seems to recognize that the feeling is pretty much the same. At least that is the point of a new ad. It’s for the carrier’s “You Fix” program, designed to avoid a nasty charge.

Not much to say about this, other than it is tons of fun and worth a watch:

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work