Martin Luther King, Meet Zango

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When I think of all the great (and not so great) moments in history, I sometimes wish there was a place where I could see all these different events.

The good news is, there is. The bad news is, it's not very good.

Presenting the wonderfully named

encyclomedia.com

My eye was initially drawn to the main splash on the site, nothing less than the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King:

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Aside from the fact the above clip is extremely short, the really interesting part is the Zango branded banner adorning every videopage.

At this point, the randomness of the website comes into play. As with many sites offering Zango adware, what's offered doesn't match up to what's on offer. Case in point, click the Zango banner and instead of being handed what you're looking for - in this case, history videos - you're given...

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...Jessica Simpson and Mischa Barton. I don't know about you, but I don't recall seeing Pam Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Okay, I hear you say - that's just some goofy marketing gone awry. It happens.

Sure it does. But as you wade through the site and see increasingly heavy duty material such as the Holocaust offered up as an incentive to install Zango:

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...is it too much to ask that when you click through to see more historical videos, the first thing you see isn't Pamela Anderson in a see through top?

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Stay classy, guys.

Maybe it's just me, but I think the owner of the site in question should perhaps put a little thought, care and respect into what they're promoting versus what they're actually sending people to. As it stands, it's just another cookie cutter website designed to send as many people as possible to the Zango website for some $$$ in the most tasteless, thoughtless way possible.

As a closing note, here's the full "I Have a Dream" speech, with no condensed videos, Zango or breasts in sight. I also have a dream, which involves tasteful advertising.

It's quite a long way off...

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