This Is Probably the Worst Ad Placement in History

This is a few years old, but new to us—a newspaper ad for online retailer ASDA in Britain's Mirror newspaper. Appalling, though you have to admit, darkly comic! It almost looks planned. The green arrow pointing from the awful news headline down to a picture of Rocky Balboa punching the sky? Absurd. Via the often-NSFW BurnRed. Full image after the jump.

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