Best self-contradictory ripoff publicity stunts

Mens Health’s anti-Tampa crusade

First, the mag told us Tampa was the most depressed city in America. Than they came out with another poll that said Tampa was the vainest city in America. Are we depressed because we’re vain? (OMG, I’ll never be able to Botox that frown line, get me to the Skyway!). Or are we vain because we’re depressed? (We are so much smarter than you because we know just how bad things are going to get.) Or, better theory, are we vain and depressed because we keep reading these city polls? Best revenge: Don’t click on, listen to or buy anything connected to Men’s Health ever again — you’ll feel better right away!

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