Update: I realize a lot of you are searching for the hilarious Silence Your Rooster video clips. Here’s a link to the official site. I’ve set it up to open a new window so that, while you’re waiting for it to load (it takes forever) you can either finish this post or enjoy some of my more popular entries.
Today I started getting a lot of unusual traffic from search engines. What’s interesting about that is that I am getting a lot of it from people searching for ads involving the sleep-aid, Ambien.
Apparently, the Ambien people are running some wacky ads featuring a mixed-up rooster that not only crows in the middle of the night, but also shoots hoops, plays the drums, sets off car alarms, and runs the vacuum. The ad campaigns are titled: Silence Your Rooster.
At the time I write this, the phrase, “Silence Your Rooster” is the 6th most searched phrase on Google and I’m getting gobs of residual rooster-related traffic. Unfortunately, when people reach Dead Rooster looking for these ads, they are instead treated with llamas filled with cream corn and Elvis on Elvis chain-fights.
Sorry about that you guys. 🙂
Ambien has set up a pretty impressive, albeit very slow, web site with all the ad videos, news about AmbienCR and a pretty lame game in which you try to silence the rooster by throwing pillows at it.
What I suggest to anyone actually wanting to get some sleep, is to visit Silence Your Rooster and try and stay awake long enough for the extremely slow web site to load. I’m sure it’s due to the high-traffic and massive load on the server but, at least for today, there’s your sleeping pill.