Tuesday, March 28, 2006

On the Fly

To paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, radio station contests can have a strong influence on the weak minded. But even if you think radio stunts are stupid, you have to kind of like FLY 92's $15,000 Fugitive contest. Listeners are given clues about the "Fugitive" who's running around the Capital Region somewhere. Find the mystery man (or woman), ask the special question correctly, and you win the cash. That's cool, but look at this creepy and ominous warning at the top of the station's four pages of contest rules:
DO NOT FOLLOW A PERSON WHO ANSWERS "YES" TO YOU, OR STATES THEY ARE THE FLY 92.3 FM FUGITIVE TO ANY LOCATION. ALWAYS STAY IN A PUBLIC AREA.
What the hell? That's almost as disturbing as that picture of the used condom in the sink of Candy and Potter's house. Yecch.