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if i ever get hit by a car the first place i am going is trolman lichtman and glaser

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Sunday, 9 November 2008 22:23 (eleven years ago) link

also definitely planning a trip to aruba, everyone seems really friendly, if a little weird-looking

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Sunday, 9 November 2008 22:25 (eleven years ago) link

i can't wait to get $10 back for every $100 i spend in transit purchases before december 31!

;n_n; (tehresa), Sunday, 9 November 2008 22:26 (eleven years ago) link

dr. zizmor saved my life, btw.

;n_n; (tehresa), Sunday, 9 November 2008 22:26 (eleven years ago) link

1-888-MARGARITA

dmr, Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:19 (eleven years ago) link

NO SE CONFORME CON MENOS!

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:21 (eleven years ago) link

Dr. Z accepts Master Charge

WE ARE ALL GEETIKA (PappaWheelie V), Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

There's apparently some college where paternalistic older men teach their professions to young women and get uncomfortably close in the process.

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:09 (eleven years ago) link

Also Bloomberg can fuck off with telling me not to eat a muffin.

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:10 (eleven years ago) link

Speaking of paternalistic older men.

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:10 (eleven years ago) link

uh oh hammertoe! downtown podiatry to the rescue!

donna rouge, Monday, 10 November 2008 04:33 (eleven years ago) link

What was up with those Kanye ads? You take a pill and turn into KanYe?

Chelvis, Monday, 10 November 2008 04:54 (eleven years ago) link

it's an absolut ad.

;n_n; (tehresa), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:55 (eleven years ago) link

WE ARE ALL GEETIKA (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 10 November 2008 05:02 (eleven years ago) link

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/272/vacimillionbanerwk6.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 05:50 (eleven years ago) link

http://gothamist.com/2008/10/28/palin.php

gabbneb, Monday, 10 November 2008 05:55 (eleven years ago) link

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/29000000/29003395.jpg
That's just book one of an eight volume series guys!

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 06:18 (eleven years ago) link

plastering the car w/single ad = totale dud

m coleman, Monday, 10 November 2008 10:59 (eleven years ago) link

MTA should get corporate sponsors "the L train to Carnasie brought to you by citibank"

m coleman, Monday, 10 November 2008 11:00 (eleven years ago) link

i liked those wrapped buses, though!
xpost

;n_n; (tehresa), Monday, 10 November 2008 13:45 (eleven years ago) link

they look intersting.

;n_n; (tehresa), Monday, 10 November 2008 13:46 (eleven years ago) link

when the taxis had flowers on them wtf

✧✦✵✶✴i feel magical✴✶✵✦✧ (ice crӕm), Monday, 10 November 2008 13:47 (eleven years ago) link

I like when the shuttle trains betw Grand Central and Times Sq are completely wrapped on the INSIDE, so far I have seen them be woods and be water (ad for an aquarium??). It's even more fun getting a seat on the train when your seat is made of FOREST.

Fred Dalton Township (Laurel), Monday, 10 November 2008 14:54 (eleven years ago) link

that does sound cool - never seen that - i think ive taken that train once

SNAKES! (ice crӕm), Monday, 10 November 2008 14:55 (eleven years ago) link

on the t/s shuttle last thursday a train had wraparound ads that looked like old school graffiti (from a distance)

m coleman, Monday, 10 November 2008 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

^^ on the outside of the train. the trains wrapped on the inside are like theme=park restaurants

m coleman, Monday, 10 November 2008 15:01 (eleven years ago) link

yeah theyre only doing it on shuttles right now for some reason

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Monday, 10 November 2008 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

i sat on the MAD MEN train

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Monday, 10 November 2008 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

who can believe Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald approved a boxing leprechaun logo

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 November 2008 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

when the taxis had flowers on them wtf

I thought that was Bloomberg's subtle revenge for the protests from cab drivers at the time.

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 17:04 (eleven years ago) link

^^ not as bad as the tyler perry reruns ads

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Monday, 10 November 2008 22:32 (eleven years ago) link

omg that one glowering guy from the wrestling ad genuinely disturbs me - he looks like an actually terrible person

SNAKES! (ice crӕm), Monday, 10 November 2008 22:34 (eleven years ago) link

is that a relative of jimmy sooka(sp?)?

LUTE JOINTS (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Monday, 10 November 2008 22:46 (eleven years ago) link

Ok, Arubans are mildly creepy imho -- it's like they want me to come there because THEY'RE desperate for friends.

Albert Jeans (Hurting 2), Friday, 14 November 2008 00:02 (eleven years ago) link

apparently they have cacti too. and you can talk to the wildlife.

;n_n; (tehresa), Friday, 14 November 2008 03:06 (eleven years ago) link

http://nastynets.com/?p=379

forksclovetofu, Friday, 14 November 2008 22:56 (eleven years ago) link

ilx: 90,000 friends you never knew you had

Albert Jeans (Hurting 2), Saturday, 15 November 2008 03:37 (eleven years ago) link

mrs. z is shy!

;n_n; (tehresa), Saturday, 15 November 2008 05:11 (eleven years ago) link

did u guys know dr z designs those ads HIMSELF!

ketchup bro (ice cr?m), Saturday, 15 November 2008 05:12 (eleven years ago) link

i admire his choice of color palette.

;n_n; (tehresa), Saturday, 15 November 2008 05:16 (eleven years ago) link

i can't wait to get $10 back for every $100 i spend in transit purchases before december 31!

today i noticed the rest of the ad: "great, now can you do something about the price of a studio below 23rd street?"

you fucking douches! can you do something about the price of any apartment anywhere?!?!!

;n_n; (tehresa), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 03:06 (eleven years ago) link

lol all those empty midtown studios to be had for $800/mo

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 12:23 (eleven years ago) link

she's not looking for studios above 23rd street

gabbneb, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 14:56 (eleven years ago) link

it was a he.

;n_n; (tehresa), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

shes lookin 4 dat dik

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Mainly just starting this because I have an RFID -

There's this attorney ad with a dark background and a picture of this middle-aged dude (sort of handsome, trustworthy-looking) and then it says "Robert _____, paid spokesperson" - which I think is hilarious because it's just his picture and he's not saying anything.

Bay-L.A. Bar Talk (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:45 (ten years ago) link

Oh nm, figured it out - it's Wilentz and Baker, featuring John Roland, compensated spokesperson.

Bay-L.A. Bar Talk (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:49 (ten years ago) link

or rather Wilens & Baker

Bay-L.A. Bar Talk (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:52 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

http://o.onionstatic.com/images/23/23402/original/700.jpg?1695

am0n, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:02 (six years ago) link

o_O

ian, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:52 (six years ago) link

classic

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:53 (six years ago) link

Oh nm, figured it out - it's Wilentz and Baker, featuring John Roland, compensated spokesperson.

That guy was an utterly banal local news anchor in the '80s and '90s. Trustworthy for life, obviously.

My fave EZ Pawn ad was the one featuring the beehived gal who looked like she was a 1964 Shirelles concert attendee.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 19:17 (six years ago) link

yeah, something was so weirdly transfixing about that beehive girl!

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 20:18 (six years ago) link

I'm kind of mezmerized by vaguely evil uncle sam tbh

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 20:20 (six years ago) link

i saw it again on the way home, the 1964 girl is for GEM Pawnbrokers.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:27 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/V2EfafO.jpg

乒乓, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:50 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

https://mobile.twitter.com/doctorzizmor

action bronson pinchot (sanskrit), Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:59 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/V2EfafO.jpg

:( :( :(

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 January 2014 17:55 (five years ago) link

not an ad, but i really truly hate that smug poem that ends with the line about roast chicken and red wine.

ryan, Saturday, 11 January 2014 18:19 (five years ago) link

I hate all these "in the know new yorker" ads for seamless and flatrate and that other storage company. Really, really hate.

And also I agree about that roast chicken and red wine poem.

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:36 (five years ago) link

SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/0/21022/257959/hipster.jpg

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:36 (five years ago) link

wow freud so hipster very brooklyn

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:41 (five years ago) link

all these bushwick kids with their "worlds greatest grandpa" tees

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:47 (five years ago) link

are you in NYC Ryan?

max, Saturday, 11 January 2014 22:16 (five years ago) link

yeah I live here now! texan in the big city midnight cowboy style. minus the cowboy hat.

ryan, Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:08 (five years ago) link

In Texas is there lots of overly familiar "Yeehaw we're Texas, truckballs on my Ford amirite?" advertising? Cuz it seems like a symptom of that whole "I'm a New Yorker" thing that comes from really wanting to identify with here because you left somewhere else that was too boring or square.

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:15 (five years ago) link

it's literally inescapable in Texas, with bonus bashing of other places as in the famous picante sauce ad where the salsa is revealed to be made in *shudder* new york city.

ryan, Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:22 (five years ago) link

I think part of what I hate about the NYC stuff is that it's mostly stuff that does not actually make me feel proud

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:23 (five years ago) link

tbf though most salsa made here is some bullshit

ryan, Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:24 (five years ago) link

"We order lots of takeout because we can't cook for ourselves, our apartments are small and shitty, and we're shallow, superficial, judgmental and materialistic!"

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:24 (five years ago) link

Is there even a salsa industry in NYC anymore? I mean if there is I'm sure it's triple-priced craft salsa or w/e.

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:25 (five years ago) link

hurting 2 is burt stanton and i claim my $5

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:27 (five years ago) link

take out is by far the #1 reason to live in ny, just one of the greatest human achievements ever, and i cook for myself v well fwiw

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:29 (five years ago) link

wait not takeout DELIVERY

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:30 (five years ago) link

I'm probably just bitter because there's no good delivery in my hood now. It's like, uzbek kebab and that's it.

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Sunday, 12 January 2014 00:59 (five years ago) link

http://www.steinerfoods.com/images/brands/brooklyn_salsa.jpg

first time i saw this, thought of those "new york city!" ads

lollercoaster of rove (s.clover), Sunday, 12 January 2014 01:04 (five years ago) link

^lumpy ketchup in jar.

just kidding i havent had that one.

ryan, Sunday, 12 January 2014 01:09 (five years ago) link

having brooklyn itself as a logo is not a smart graphic choice

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Sunday, 12 January 2014 01:12 (five years ago) link

is that john bull in profile dressed like a chicken?

a lake full of ancient spices (los blue jeans), Sunday, 12 January 2014 01:25 (five years ago) link

BK salsa is okay.
amazing local salsa to be found here: http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/chile_pepper_festival_2013
Discovered this stuff there: http://www.redheadhotsauce.com/ which is concentrated awesome

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 January 2014 02:19 (five years ago) link

will try. looks like it might make a good michelada as well.

ryan, Sunday, 12 January 2014 02:24 (five years ago) link

i bought six bottles from that lady about a year ago; gave three away and have been working through the second one since. plan on having some around as long as she makes it.

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 January 2014 03:05 (five years ago) link

lol the nadir of the "HEY YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK ADS" was those yankees themed... maybe budweiser? ads with mo rivera and the caption CLOSER IN A CITY OF CLOSERS

max, Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:40 (five years ago) link

zizmor and the language schools are still the only subway ads i like

max, Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:41 (five years ago) link

snickers' tribute to dr zizmor was solid tho

http://brandmediaweek.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834519bc269e201156f51d44e970b-pi

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:07 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ5eljJhYKY

lag∞n, Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:17 (five years ago) link

zizmor and the language schools are still the only subway ads i like

― max, Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:41 (5 hours ago) Permalink

i will always rep for john roland compensated spokesperson

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:17 (five years ago) link

I was alarmed to see that zizmor made an appearance in Bleeding Edge. id like to think the ad hasn't changed at all since 2001.

ryan, Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:24 (five years ago) link

"the school of practical philosophy" is a cult right?

ryan, Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:25 (five years ago) link

least fun cult ever

lag∞n, Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:25 (five years ago) link

hugh jackman is into it!

max, Sunday, 12 January 2014 20:20 (five years ago) link

iirc its just transcendetnal meditation

max, Sunday, 12 January 2014 20:21 (five years ago) link

hope nobody has been #PouringOnThePounds recently, because there is an ad campaign directed squarely at YOU.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/images/pr2013/pr043-13-image.gif

Also, the West Village version of that HIPSTER CHECKLIST Flatrate ad is equally awful

http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/0/21022/257959/westvillage_METRO_QTR_PG.jpg

Altho weird enough the version I saw had "Pet Stylist" or something as the 4th option.

Call me Shitmael (CompuPost), Saturday, 25 January 2014 18:55 (five years ago) link

Yeah as noted above, fuck those flatrate ads they're terrible. The concept is already bad, but the execution is so poor.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:53 (five years ago) link

"west village" still annoys the fuck out of me. it's like saying "gin martini". it's "the village". that's it!!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:59 (five years ago) link

How old are you?

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Saturday, 25 January 2014 20:03 (five years ago) link

Trying to picture film directors who live in the West Village struggling to figure out how to move, and somehow finding themselves on the G train and going "Aha!" Like, don't those people have assistants or something?

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 25 January 2014 20:09 (five years ago) link

what's with the accent over the e in "move"?

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:05 (five years ago) link

everyone says west village

lag∞n, Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:29 (five years ago) link

i will only watch another episode of Brooklyn 99 if Zizmor guests.

action bronson pinchot (sanskrit), Sunday, 26 January 2014 02:16 (five years ago) link

the daily mail o_O

caek, Friday, 31 January 2014 05:55 (five years ago) link

Ugh, these KROLL SHOW ads. Nothing could be less funny.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 January 2014 06:43 (five years ago) link

This lucas guy needs to fuck off

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Friday, 31 January 2014 06:49 (five years ago) link

yeah so watched a couple Kroll Show clips, it's even less funny than the ads

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 January 2014 07:01 (five years ago) link

I spent half of this week's subway rides trying to get "Lucas With The Lid Off" out of my head. Wonder how many others are suffering from the same.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 31 January 2014 14:31 (five years ago) link

well one more now

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:25 (five years ago) link

Kroll guy seems real cutting edge, he has a character named Bobby Bottleservice

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:32 (five years ago) link

Almost every Kroll Show sketch seems to be a completely on-the-nose parody of some genre of reality show, and the humor of a lot of them revolves around Kroll doing bad ethnic or drag schtick.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:39 (five years ago) link

sets dvr

lag∞n, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:41 (five years ago) link

Kroll is desperately unfunny and proportionately popular

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Friday, 31 January 2014 17:30 (five years ago) link

glad I'm not the only one

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:02 (five years ago) link

apparently those storage peeps have the inside word about the sans-culottes rising up against the corporatist Republicrats.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:08 (five years ago) link

i read that as them suggesting that there's likely gonna be a CULTURE WAR (or RACE WAR, i dunno) so you should put your stuff in storage so it doesn't get damaged in the forthcoming riots
those fucking ads tend to be very knowing and batshit

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:23 (five years ago) link

I just thought that meant that you, the reader, never saw [your massive accumulation of junk] coming, but now here you are.

chinavision!, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:24 (five years ago) link

they tend to be very "msnbc" imho

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:30 (five years ago) link

forks has got it i think

max, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:26 (five years ago) link

saw another one of those anxious "you're a real new yorker" ones from grubhub the other day. something like "calling the restaurant is like walking behind slow tourists."

ryan, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:35 (five years ago) link

spending less than $30 on brunch is like having an actual conversation with a stranger

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:46 (five years ago) link

im not sure what's worse, that or the equally anxious "im just too *real* to buy into the new york thing so i'm leaving" essays that pop up once in a while.

ryan, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:48 (five years ago) link

I think the former is worse. It's 10x more pervasive anyway.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 21:18 (five years ago) link

God, I hate the storage ones (not typically on subway tho) that are like ''trying to raise kids in an NYC apartment is like trying to grow a tree in a thimble!'' Which maybe is supposed to be a chuckle for all us folks struggling to raise kids but it just seems like snobbery from people raised in giant suburban homes. Like, no, dickhead, growing a tree in a thimble is an absurdity, and raising kids in a New York apartment is something that happens all the time.

I assumed the French Aristocracy one was just like ''we're a REVOLUTION in storage!'' but I'm now leaning towards the forks reading.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 22:07 (five years ago) link

wait the French Aristocracy one isn't an oblique uranium backpack 9/11/17 premonition?

action bronson pinchot (sanskrit), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 02:30 (five years ago) link

God, I hate the storage ones (not typically on subway tho) that are like ''trying to raise kids in an NYC apartment is like trying to grow a tree in a thimble!'' Which maybe is supposed to be a chuckle for all us folks struggling to raise kids but it just seems like snobbery from people raised in giant suburban homes. Like, no, dickhead, growing a tree in a thimble is an absurdity, and raising kids in a New York apartment is something that happens all the time.

When I saw this one I honestly thought they were suggesting you raise your kids in a storage box rather than an apartment, because their storage is so big.

pariah newsletter (seandalai), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:58 (five years ago) link

I knew what they meant but I didn't think it was very well thought out -- it sounds like an ad for moving to the suburbs rather than for storage.

Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:39 (five years ago) link

I think it means "you have all this kid junk filling your apartment now so you'll need to store some things to make room" but it vaguely pisses me off when I see it

the French Aristocracy one is just incoherent

dmr, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:45 (five years ago) link

i like it.

eric banana (s.clover), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 17:34 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

oh, lucas.
you are just a man.

ian, Saturday, 15 March 2014 02:06 (five years ago) link

hahaha, good gif

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 15 March 2014 08:45 (five years ago) link

the hate for those ads is thoroughly justified

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 March 2014 13:25 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

why is youtube advertising in the subway

mookieproof, Monday, 5 May 2014 23:24 (five years ago) link

because they're FAMOUS

I hate those ads

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 01:48 (five years ago) link

especially the smirky duckface cupcake

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 02:03 (five years ago) link

But yeah it's hard to understand who it's aimed at or what the purpose is. Youtube is like a near monopoly on internet video content as it is, is it not?

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 02:04 (five years ago) link

Again, they're informing us that youtube stars are FAMOUS. it's a publicity campaign for "what youtube can do" to get kids to post content in the hopes that they too will become FAMOUS

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 02:07 (five years ago) link

God the smirky duckface cupcake is the worst. The only thing that cancels that out is the arid unrelenting blankness of Lucas, evading her gaze, shutting down the whole situation by his casual relationship to his own totalitarian presence.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 12:49 (five years ago) link

http://www.cuny.edu/news/features/all-stars/members-2013/AlekseyRuditskiy.jpg

totally fascinated by this dude

vaguely reminiscent of the inner sleeve of trans am's "ta"

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 13:12 (five years ago) link

http://www.colombia.travel/en/components/com_fpslideshow/images/Icolombiatravel_Cartagena_03.jpg

this is kinda nerdy copy editor shit but the "amongst" and "which" in this one drive me nuts

I mean it's supposed to be inspired by great literature ffs, just reads so awkward

dmr, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 14:30 (five years ago) link

also what is "The Answer Is Co" supposed to mean

dmr, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 14:31 (five years ago) link

lol @ "lucas touched the crystal"

dmr, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 14:31 (five years ago) link

especially the smirky duckface cupcake

― Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Monday, May 5, 2014 9:03 PM (Yesterday)

ugh i want to fucking burn those.

clouds, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 14:33 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoGbQH-IQAM0ZFA.jpg

ffs

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 May 2014 23:57 (five years ago) link

revolting

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Friday, 23 May 2014 01:47 (five years ago) link

#powerpunchurmarketingteaminnaface

one month passes...

I kinda love how shitty the CG/photoshop is on the poster for the Six Flags ZUMANJARO ride. If you look at it up close it looks like a 90s rave video.

Current lamest: Febreze ads with a bunch of lame scenarios where you might want Febreze ("The guy in 3A ordered takeout!") and yet not one of them is about the fairly obvious angle of the subway itself smelling bad, as if the ad campaign started around that joke, but it got vetoed by MTA very far down the line, forcing last minute rewrites. The Paypal ads with cutesy everyday people and painfully obvious high school composition book font are also a pale shadow of Lucas's implacable, dictatorial confidence at Venmo.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:59 (five years ago) link

you shoulda smelled the subway pre-A/C

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:56 (five years ago) link

Oh, I don't have a huge problem with the smell - it's just, if you're gonna make lame jokes about odors on a subway, make one *about the subway*. Hackwork worth doing is worth doing well.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:25 (five years ago) link

my assumption was that the "takeout" one was originally about ethnic minorities cooking 'weird' food but was changed to be more P.C. but your scenario seems just as likely.

ian, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:33 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

This is a little late, but that Expendables 3 poster is so silly. Even by the standards of these things, it is painfully obvious that nobody was ever together in the same room, the light's coming from different directions, you can see the Photoshop lasso-cut lines on Wesley Snipes's face, and I swear the number of feet just doesn't match up with the number of people. Also Arnold Schwarzenegger looks about five foot seven.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 August 2014 20:42 (five years ago) link

it is a funny funny poster. also it's this pile of names just jammed in all over the place.

Oh yeah, my girlfriend told me she saw one where someone had taken a Sharpie and added key numbers to match the names up with the people since they're all in random order and it's a fuckton of people/names. My kind of ad vandalism, right there.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 August 2014 20:46 (five years ago) link

hmm

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Friday, 22 August 2014 14:25 (five years ago) link

cupcake youtube woman > head-tilty heart-gesture youtube woman

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:23 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

http://imgur.com/CbSmAic

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:03 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/CbSmAic.jpg?1

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:04 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Kind of wish I took a picture of the Boxed ad emblazoned with "#datfreemembershipdoe"

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:22 (five years ago) link

http://www.cuny.edu/news/features/all-stars/members-2013/AlekseyRuditskiy.jpg

totally fascinated by this dude

vaguely reminiscent of the inner sleeve of trans am's "ta"

― the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:12 AM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hah yes i told myself many stories about everyone in this ad

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 00:36 (five years ago) link

there was one girl who was so much more confident than everyone else i was kinda embarrassed for them

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 00:36 (five years ago) link

don't u live in new brunswick or something

mookieproof, Monday, 17 November 2014 01:45 (five years ago) link

i was in ny for a couple months last spring i think

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 17:59 (five years ago) link

and i commuted on the subway every day! something i m/l never did for the ~10 yrs i lived in ny, kinda sux tbh

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 18:00 (five years ago) link

btw i live p close to quebec but not nb

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 18:01 (five years ago) link

i have driven all the way across nb a number of times tho and let me tell u not a whole lot to see on that drive

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 18:01 (five years ago) link

Some of the other college ads (not so much the city college ads) make me feel kinda bad for the people in them, like where even the person they selected for the ad is probably not getting far with their Monroe College degree

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 November 2014 18:02 (five years ago) link

yeah how they name their degrees weird non industry standard names "associate of technology specialist"

lag∞n, Monday, 17 November 2014 18:04 (five years ago) link

http://4044walnut.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tech-bubble.jpg

They couldn't even come up with an actual alum success story, they had to make one up

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 November 2014 18:07 (five years ago) link

http://www.monroe.com/images/header/english/header_logo.png

mookieproof, Monday, 17 November 2014 20:39 (five years ago) link

Yeah, those "how a..." ones are terrible. I can't remember what it was but there was one where it was like, did they actually do anything? Or is it just that the structure of the sentence vaguely implies changes and momentum, even if you say "How a poor farmhand from Missouri earned a degree in service technology, millked some cows, and brought in the harvest."

Doctor Casino, Monday, 17 November 2014 21:34 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

keep weighing a thread entitled "comedy means brightly-lit people face the camera and grimace; drama means shadowed people look sideways suspiciously"

https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/shameless-season-5-poster2.jpg?w=400

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/nbc-fall-allegiance.jpg

...but i can't find a jpeg online of that ghastly one for "THE KROLL SHOW" and i can't remember the other generic-looking drama hyped at 14th street that sparks this thought once or twice a week

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 15:54 (four years ago) link

who the fuck at the CIA would assign someone's first case to his own family? that's messed up!

i gotta watch this show

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Friday, 16 January 2015 15:56 (four years ago) link

would be cool if the villain turns out to just be a bumbling assistant manager who only skimmed the paperwork from HR and made a bad judgment call

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 15:58 (four years ago) link

the one w veronica mars gnawing on don cheadle's ear is very unpleasant

adam, Friday, 16 January 2015 16:07 (four years ago) link

i'll take all of those over ads showing all the sitcom's actors looking variously smug, wacky, annoyed and welp on a white background

mookieproof, Friday, 16 January 2015 16:14 (four years ago) link

http://thebacklot.mtvnimages.com/uploads/2014/01/Sean-Saves-the-World.jpg

never forget

mookieproof, Friday, 16 January 2015 16:23 (four years ago) link

Don Cheadle looks very uncertain how he feels about that ear nibble

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 16:24 (four years ago) link

...but i can't find a jpeg online of that ghastly one for "THE KROLL SHOW" and i can't remember the other generic-looking drama hyped at 14th street that sparks this thought once or twice a week

― Doctor Casino, Friday, January 16, 2015 10:54 AM (30 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Is it the one where he's doing his "man of a thousand faces" schtick and he's all the people in the ad? I fucking hate that guy's mug.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 16:27 (four years ago) link

and the other one I was thinking about for shadowy dramas was "Empire," but it's kinda too blah and airbrushed to even post here.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 18:02 (four years ago) link

That's the one I meant, xp. That and the Amy Schumer ads are constant annoying reminders that not-very-good people manage to get TV shows somehow.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 19:00 (four years ago) link

OTOH "Final Season" I guess there is some justice in the world

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 19:01 (four years ago) link

no argument on kroll but amy schumer is awesome

shmup....smug....shmub....shmug.... (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 January 2015 20:14 (four years ago) link

i heard an Amy Schumer joke on NPR last weekend about how to spot a Jewish child molester

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 January 2015 20:15 (four years ago) link

Incidentally re: "Sean," the irony is that despite that poster's fundamental generic awfulness, its discussion here has firmly cemented that exact image in my brain as a shorthand for exactly that type of seemingly made-up sitcom. It does for sitcoms what Seinfeld's "Sack Lunch" did for throwaway film comedies.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 21:24 (four years ago) link

I saw Amy Schumer at the comedy cellar once. She had a better persona than I expected but I didn't remember any of her jokes after. Haven't actually seen her show.

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 21:30 (four years ago) link

maybe you would have better luck remembering any of her jokes if you saw her show, just an idea though

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 21:33 (four years ago) link

no I mean I didn't remember any of the jokes from her standup set

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 21:36 (four years ago) link

she did standup, at the comedy cellar

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 21:36 (four years ago) link

ahhhhhhhhhh okay

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 21:40 (four years ago) link

lol it would be pretty funny if I literally just saw her sitting at a table and then afterward didn't understand why I hadn't absorbed her jokes by osmosis

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 16 January 2015 21:41 (four years ago) link

haha, i was just reading "show" as in, like, you go see a show...kinda forgot we were talking about posters for TV shows... oops.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 16 January 2015 23:00 (four years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8m2olZIcAEVjs8.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 30 January 2015 15:23 (four years ago) link

these NY Post ads really hit their readers' grade level

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 30 January 2015 15:32 (four years ago) link

I REALLY have to fight the urge to deface those, ideally by gluing on codas in the same font, etc., laying bare all the evil.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 30 January 2015 15:45 (four years ago) link

not a great picture, but these ads always make me laugh
http://i.imgur.com/gACASuC.jpg

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Friday, 30 January 2015 15:56 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9mU5FIIYAA4zIz.jpg

jeez

mookieproof, Friday, 27 February 2015 15:45 (four years ago) link

Yeah, what are they doing in a $10,000/mo apartment!

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 27 February 2015 16:00 (four years ago) link

for real though, stark

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 27 February 2015 16:00 (four years ago) link

the talkspace ad confused the hell out of me for a while i just cldnt come to grips with the fact that theres a service where u pay to txt therapists

lag∞n, Friday, 27 February 2015 16:14 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

this does not happen in other advanced countries

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 22 June 2015 15:01 (four years ago) link

on the other hand, it runs all night so

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 22 June 2015 15:02 (four years ago) link

am i the only one grossed out by those mattress ads with the cutesy cartoons that are all like "the perfect mattress for - - - party animals!" and it shows a bunch of like rats hanging out on your mattress? like great, that's what i want to think about, rats shitting on my mattress. and then it's like "the perfect mattress for - - - cleansers!" and it's people chugging stuff from a blender and it's like, you know cleanses are fundamentally about excretion also right? like are these the associations you want? at least those gross top-down perspective views of hypothetical apartments you could have feel like they were drawn by a human being.

a chamillionaire full of mallomars (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:02 (four years ago) link

those mattresses are too soft but they give you cucumber water and choc chip cookies at their "showroom," which is just a loft on bond st

adam, Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:06 (four years ago) link

also there's just one mattress in a bedroom, that's the showroom, and in the bathroom there's like shampoo and shit in the shower so someone clearly lives there, so the whole thing is creepy af

adam, Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:06 (four years ago) link

hahahahaha

a chamillionaire full of mallomars (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:09 (four years ago) link

i kinda wanna go now, and bring a bunch of rats

a chamillionaire full of mallomars (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:09 (four years ago) link

i am pretty sure you were not at a showroom but at my friend gary's apartment

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:09 (four years ago) link

oh and we were like "the mattress is too soft" and the girl told us that the mattress is awesome but it we really really really thought it was too soft but bought it anyway they would send us a firmer mattress pad at some undetermined point in the future.

is your friend gary approachably attractive but possessed of a creepy quiet cultlike low-level startup employee enthusiasm?

adam, Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:39 (four years ago) link

nah, just a really good tindr profile

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 15:48 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

http://web.mta.info/siteimages/pth-logo.png

every single time i see this i think, for a moment, that it's supposed to be a map of pennsylvania

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 September 2015 23:55 (four years ago) link

current vitamin water ads are pulling some really weak "omg lol we're new yorkers amirite?" material in trying to, i guess, describe situations where you'd need a vitamin water. uptown date... downtown meeting?!?!

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Friday, 11 September 2015 00:18 (four years ago) link

like wow you've really captured the spirit of living here, 20 things only a native new yorker will understand

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Friday, 11 September 2015 00:18 (four years ago) link

Is there some specific ad agency that does subway ads with that schtick? Because I feel like there have been so many bad campaigns with that exact vibe -- Seamless, various storage companies, etc.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Friday, 11 September 2015 02:01 (four years ago) link

I hate when ads try to get all in-the-know with you like that, it feels like a stranger showing up at your party and reminiscing about old times they weren't actually there for.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Friday, 11 September 2015 02:02 (four years ago) link

replace the new yorkisms with, say, a white upper middle class suburban milieu and I think you'll find those ads to be a pretty standard form--except there's an extra layer of new yorker self-regard being called upon that's particularly creepy.

ryan, Friday, 11 September 2015 03:52 (four years ago) link

I hate all these "in the know new yorker" ads for seamless and flatrate and that other storage company. Really, really hate.

And also I agree about that roast chicken and red wine poem.

― signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:36 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Friday, 11 September 2015 14:40 (four years ago) link

i admit to finding those ads pretty fascinating...like how they almost always insist on the quotidian new york experience (take out, walk ups, cabs) rather than anything like the "making it in the big city" narrative. almost as if the highest aspiration that you can appeal to in an ad is the *desire to be a new yorker* rather than anything new york might be a means to.

ryan, Friday, 11 September 2015 15:46 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

FUIUD

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 01:35 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

BEING a SHITTY HUMAN burns a lot of CALORIES

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 3 December 2015 15:01 (three years ago) link

the one that always befuddles me
http://www.adweek.com/files/2015_Sep/seamless-art-3.jpg

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 December 2015 15:51 (three years ago) link

yeah, that whole seamless campaign is awful.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 December 2015 15:59 (three years ago) link

i find myself wondering what the photo shoot for this was like

http://ads.manhattanministorage.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/GayCouple.jpg

'okay guys -- think GAY and FRENZIED'

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 December 2015 16:16 (three years ago) link

Lol the facial expressions of that couple always captivate me in a car wreck sort of way.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 3 December 2015 16:24 (three years ago) link

They also had that drag queen ad -- whoever photographs them is really good at creating images that are simultaneously a little creepy and hard to stop looking at.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 3 December 2015 16:32 (three years ago) link

Who the fuck are all these people with spacious, neatly organized walk-in storage rooms anyway?

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 3 December 2015 16:33 (three years ago) link

yeah lol. the whole thing is just stuffing them with cardboard boxes, right?

i guess it could potentially be smart marketing for the u-stor-it industry... convince people they really should use this more like a spacious walk-in closet or a well-organized backyard shed, and thus upsell them on a much bigger unit.. still it seems bonkers. i mean the brownie cameras and keepsakes just sitting out there! just pack this stuff up into a few u-haul boxes and stick it at the bottom of your closet or something. if you don't like that menorah enough to display it in your house maybe it's time to let it go. not sure if the telescope or the stack of pashminas and hats seems most absurd.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 3 December 2015 16:48 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

dr. zizmor has retired, now spends his time studying the talmud

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2016 16:38 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

jelly queen is really disturbing

, Monday, 22 February 2016 19:32 (three years ago) link

i'm just really glad that museum of sex has finally retired the boobs bouncy castle ad.... that was ghastly.

shandemonium padawan (Doctor Casino), Monday, 22 February 2016 19:51 (three years ago) link

Lol at jelly queen
I also like the std volcano

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:24 (three years ago) link

Casino otm.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:50 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://i.imgur.com/RjmKnh5.jpg

:\

, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

man, fuck the streeteasy "find your formula" ads:

http://creativity-online.com/work/streeteasy-find-your-formula/45564

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

i really dislike those but part of me is secretly glad that at least it's a hand-drawn illustration from someone with their own kinda gross-looking style. versus the equally gross but also retchingly saccharine mattress ads previously discussed.

never ending bath infusion (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:48 (three years ago) link

Perhaps doesn't need to be said, but those Thinx period underwear ads that were controversial really are much more tasteful than a lot of the ads on the subway.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:49 (three years ago) link

frenzied storage couple haunt my thoughts and dreams btw. It's bizarre.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:50 (three years ago) link

http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5630a2cc9dd7cc25008c540e-3264-2448/img_3114.jpg hate it hate it hate it hate it hate it hate it hate it

adam, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:03 (three years ago) link

sorry for huge but i want yall to feel me here

adam, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:03 (three years ago) link

https://adsonthesubway.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/fullsizerender10.jpg?w=525&h=537

these are so half-assed and shitty-looking that it actually pisses me off

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:10 (three years ago) link

xp yeah those too

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:10 (three years ago) link

my friend on instagram re: jelly queen: "I find these ads exceptionally strange"

adam you are so great on this thread btw

never ending bath infusion (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:20 (three years ago) link

garbage all over the sidewalk + 3am guns + crowded trains + exploding sewer lines = your neighborhood
great schools + 5 nearby dog parks + doorperson that knows your name + sunshine and flowers = some place you can't afford

thanks streeteasy!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:24 (three years ago) link

thank u doctor

adam, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:25 (three years ago) link

There's so much competition in the "we'll take care of minor inconvenience for you via an app" space.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:27 (three years ago) link

I saw like two other dry-cleaning/laundry apps advertised just this week.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:27 (three years ago) link

Wype: toilet paper delivered to your bathroom in seconds.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:28 (three years ago) link

https://twitter.com/smashedmcdouble/status/694179644560523264

, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:38 (three years ago) link

man, fuck the streeteasy "find your formula" ads:

http://creativity-online.com/work/streeteasy-find-your-formula/45564

― Karl Malone, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:43 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

someone has written "bomb all condos" on one of those at the lafayette c

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 21:58 (three years ago) link

have we talked about this one

http://nypost.com/2015/12/30/syphilis-explosion-ads-catch-subway-passengers-eyes/

Treeship, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 22:02 (three years ago) link

gimme those muslim frittata recipes tbqfh

ian, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 22:16 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.imgur.com/rvrmpzb.png

mookieproof, Friday, 6 May 2016 00:06 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Couldn't snap a pic without the dude sitting in front of it thinking I was photographing him, but there's this new NPR ad that says something like "The NSA is listening, why not give them something more interesting to listen to?"

And I had the sensation that I'm pretty sure is the same feeling people get when they suspect the person trying to ingratiate himself is actually a narc.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Monday, 13 June 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

That Manhattan Institute personal training guy is terrifying. Can't find a pic.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Friday, 1 July 2016 14:32 (three years ago) link

is that the one with the lady posing with a skeleton on the other half of the ad?

adam, Friday, 1 July 2016 14:38 (three years ago) link

like you can be a personal trainer or a skeleton lady

adam, Friday, 1 July 2016 14:38 (three years ago) link

yes!

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Friday, 1 July 2016 14:45 (three years ago) link

seeing this guy's expression ruins all my mornings

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7q3f6bbuhDq_0JPmN55G8u1aKYMW5iA5m9T5MYun7SSoYInFN8n3AL_u6fqJ3ma_rZdx=w300

mookieproof, Friday, 1 July 2016 14:58 (three years ago) link

this one is my current fave

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/std_explosion_005.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=664&h=441&crop=1

adam, Friday, 1 July 2016 15:00 (three years ago) link

lol

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Friday, 1 July 2016 15:06 (three years ago) link

spotify has arrived

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 1 July 2016 16:03 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Couldn't find a pic of the actual subway version of the ad but I did this

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cs0iJRsXgAAcfcV.jpg:large

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:44 (three years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/N5tLRAO.jpg

Sometimes I feel like network ad execs give up before the show even comes out.
"That drama about the trial consultant based on young dr. phil that we're calling BULL? let's get a close-up of a stubbly round white guy from his sears headshots and tag it 'He'll Get You Off'. Research shows people love that."

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 22:37 (three years ago) link

hahaha I think abt this thread every time I pass that one

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:51 (three years ago) link

Sort of along those lines (lazy TV ads), I keep wanting to get a shot of the Danson/Bell show called "The Good Place" with the tagline "Where everything is good" and then a sort of second tagline "What the Fork?"

so zany

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 04:20 (three years ago) link

i watched the show last night, the conceit is that you can't curse in heaven so everyone says "what the fork" and "bullshirt" and "ash hole"

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 13:41 (three years ago) link

that sounds...like something that would definitely be really funny for at least an entire season of a show...

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 13:52 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/eRjgct0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WjhdU00.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 November 2016 15:50 (three years ago) link

hi, we're looking for a drawing of a crow standing on top of a decaying gravestone with a bite mark on the corner. the gravestone should read "R.I.P. / I THOUGHT IT WAS A FRECKLE." oh yeah, and please draw a zombie hand coming out of the ground just in front of the grave. thx

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:41 (three years ago) link

Gideon Oliver is my hero.

He adds, "The 'If you see something, say something' campaign uncritically promotes snitch culture as a dogwhistle for Islamophobes, racists, and other bigots to inflict the government in the service of their prejudices and agendas on people I love and care about, including people I have represented in prosecutions. Since the campaign’s inception, the NYPD in particular has targeted Muslim, South Asians, Arab Americans, and others, for surveillance, prosecutions, and other harms. With all due respect to them, NYPD Legal Bureau lawyers should not be held up as heroes. In their place, I respectfully nominate the Black Lives Matter and other protesters who keep taking the streets – especially now."

If authoritarianism is Romania's ironing board, then (in orbit), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 19:11 (three years ago) link

lol such a skeeve

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 November 2016 04:40 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

there are these sharper image ads that are so incredibly poor. they're just like clip-art of monkeys with bad monkey "puns".

like there's a monkey on a gift-wrapped box and it says "hey hey we're the monkeys" on the poster and then "sharper image".

its the laziest thing i've ever seen.

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Monday, 19 December 2016 20:08 (two years ago) link

these?

https://twitter.com/SharperImage/status/809202932700811264

the late great, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 08:12 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0EtqGEUsAA8cF8.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 20:30 (two years ago) link

lol fuck yes

well played

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:43 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Yeah really, we are living out the endgame of "juxtaposition wackiness"

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Friday, 3 March 2017 20:20 (two years ago) link

those are the worst and are making me definitely never want to try mail chimp.

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Saturday, 4 March 2017 02:58 (two years ago) link

MailShrimp pisses me off most of all

god knows none of the others are funny either but at least they bothered to rhyme both syllables

srsly fuck these ppl -- even gregg might be better

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 March 2017 03:17 (two years ago) link

somewhere out there, Dale Rimp boards the train, looks up and something catches his eye

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 March 2017 03:35 (two years ago) link

probably a shrimp

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Sunday, 5 March 2017 21:39 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/mmBjuUs.jpg

, Monday, 27 March 2017 16:15 (two years ago) link

nothing is worse than the new round of StreetEasy ads playing up their sickening one-percenter market more directly than ever, like, oh man I totally know what you mean, if I see a $3,000-a-month one-bedroom I just have to snap that up on general principle! FUuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUUUUU

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Monday, 27 March 2017 17:08 (two years ago) link

MailShrimp pisses me off most of all

Never knew what these guys were selling, but it reminded me why it's a good thing I did not own an Uzi while working as an advertising peon.

At BAM, they show a MailShrimp ad/video before every... fucking... film.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 March 2017 17:13 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://imgur.com/DSzwpA6

long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Friday, 14 April 2017 22:43 (two years ago) link

fucking gregg

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:38 (two years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/xTISZnS.jpg

mookieproof, Monday, 24 April 2017 23:08 (two years ago) link

... IF THIS GUY WASN'T STARING AT YOU LIKE THAT

✓ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:36 (two years ago) link

http://imgur.com/DSzwpA6

― long dark poptart of the rodeo (Doctor Casino), Friday, April 14, 2017 6:43 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

slightly jealous of couples who can take an inside joke so far it becomes a beloved present.

grand mac seizure (sanskrit), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 03:56 (two years ago) link

https://medium.com/@freddiedeboer/the-three-hot-trends-in-silicon-valley-horseshit-95cc5a85e8a4

The basic idea here is that 40 years of stagnant wages, the decline of unions, the death of middle class blue collar jobs, the demise of pensions, and a general slide of the American working world into a PTSD-inducing horror show of limitless vulnerability has been too easy on workers. I’m sorry, Doers, or whatever the fuck. The true beauty of these ads is that they are all predicated on mythologizing the very workers who their service is intended to immisserate. Sorry about your medical debt; here’s a photo of a model who we paid in “exposure” over ad copy written by an intern who we paid in college credit that cost $3,000 a credit hour. Enjoy.

two weeks pass...

have only seen one of 'em, but: the poster for new book THE WAR ON COPS is absolutely infuriating.

✓ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:30 (two years ago) link

the tunnel of mouths in the west 4th st station is some serious cronenberg body horror shit, fuck's sake postmates

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:40 (two years ago) link

have only seen one of 'em, but: the poster for new book THE WAR ON COPS is absolutely infuriating.

otfm

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:40 (two years ago) link

there's one of a woman eating a macaron on the turnstile that's so poorly cropped i thought she was eating a can of chewing tobacco

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 12 May 2017 17:17 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

https://cdn.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Young-Sheldon-1.jpg

young sheldon is really taking me back to the glory days of SEAN

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:18 (two years ago) link

will he be beaten up every 3rd ep?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:30 (two years ago) link

man seems like the mom in that show sure had to put up with a lot from SEAN

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 31 August 2017 02:05 (two years ago) link

i'm assuming young sheldon is like a richie rich character, or more like a doogie howser but he's a business prodigy instead of a doctor. see he gets money and figures but has a lot to learn about life. really he would have made a great addition to SEAN's wacky little family unit.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 31 August 2017 02:07 (two years ago) link

On my commute this morning, two little kids were talking about baseball. Kid 1 says his favorite player was Babe Ruth, Kid 2 says he's dead, and Kid 1 said he died by electrocution. I don't know where the hell he got that from.

So that was a cute moment on an otherwise bleak summer of commuting.

carpet_kaiser, Friday, 1 September 2017 02:12 (two years ago) link

Woah, that seems kinda weird now that I've written it out. I'm coming from a strange place here, people.

carpet_kaiser, Friday, 1 September 2017 02:30 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Would you use time travel to kill Young Sheldon?

— BANDZ STACKHAGE (@NickPinkerton) September 24, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 September 2017 17:14 (two years ago) link

i have been informed w/out words that Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin are in a new sitcom

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 September 2017 17:16 (two years ago) link

at some point i became aware that 'young sheldon' was a stupid spinoff of stupid big bang theory and started hating those ads even more.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 25 September 2017 17:54 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

why are so many subway ads/billboards about EJACULATE now?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:48 (two years ago) link

casper mattresses and the seediness of internet commerce

https://www.fastcompany.com/3065928/sleepopolis-casper-bloggers-lawsuits-underside-of-the-mattress-wars

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 05:24 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

spotted along the G train pic.twitter.com/sMo0luf2j1

— lαrissα phαm (@lrsphm) November 4, 2017

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 November 2017 18:52 (two years ago) link

ha!

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 5 November 2017 18:56 (two years ago) link

lol, that's the snowman ad moved over. i like it when people do the juxtaposition box cutter trick

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 5 November 2017 22:57 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

can't remember whether it's seamless or grubhub or bleepblorp but whoever has the "quirky" "hilarious" "that's so me" versions of special instructions added to orders... GAH. it's impossible not to picture the poor working stiffs at the restaurant getting these obnoxious AF requests showing up on the line and having to weigh the chance that the person actually expects this nonsense and will give them a shitty yelp review otherwise.

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

the one where the delivery guy is instructed to hassle the people on the next floor down for stealing their wifi = omg fuck off

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

nothing is as bad as fiverr

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:18 (one year ago) link

yeah fiverr kind of uniquely encapsulates an entire hateful awful mindset, in all its vast opinion of itself

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:35 (one year ago) link

meanwhile, the goony group photo of Big Bang Theory has returned to bother us all

if you steeleye spanshine (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:09 (one year ago) link

hm... testing something, don't mind me

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:10 (one year ago) link

fiverr has not only the most nauseating message but manages to find uniquely punchable faces to match

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:25 (one year ago) link

http://mikekosk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/fiverr_poster.jpg

THIS. FUCKING. GUY.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:26 (one year ago) link

I'd live to trap the Fiverr models (and board) with Edward Woodward at the end of The Wicker Man

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:34 (one year ago) link

guys i learned about the NY state family leave thing from subway ads and now i get like a whole extra month of paternity leave. the rare case of subway ads gone right.

the other of course being the school of practical philosophy, which changed my life.

adam, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

I bought a Casper mattress

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:55 (one year ago) link

well I saw something and said something so

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:55 (one year ago) link

i ate a snickers

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:59 (one year ago) link

i used the NYC transit promo code when i bought the mattress

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

i got my breasts enlarged

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

I also bought a Casper mattress, but haven't taken it out of the box yet. Maybe Friday.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

I bought some thinx to clean up egg spills, but they didn't really seem as ideally designed for that as advertised

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

fuck, if Morbs bought a Casper then they truly have won.

4chan marshall (sanskrit), Friday, 26 January 2018 00:27 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

the okcupid "DTF" ones are individually quite stupid and faux-with-it (ah yes, the cool leftie kids are totally down to flirtily thumb-wrestle trump voters!) but i was on a car that had an uninterrupted frieze of them running the full length, and it's kind of great because each individual ad is split into two panels (wacky photo, caption) and since there's no additional border at the edge of an ad, it's very easy to read an image as being paired with the next caption over. hijinks ensue.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 2 March 2018 23:05 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

i giggle each time i see the ones for the show BILLIONS, but only because the first one i saw was the one with the blonde woman holding some grapes, and someone had defaced it with a speech balloon reading

I used some of my billions to buy these grapes!

BILLIONS!

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Twee Seamless delivery instructions are more than just unfunny. They represent the petty demands of a privileged class that sits atop our neo-feudal order.https://t.co/PTrflFsuPj

— The Baffler (@thebafflermag) August 16, 2018

badg, Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:54 (one year ago) link

Mainly they're unfunny though

badg, Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

yes to both points. fuck them.

the lyft adds hyping up long-established NYC destinations have been my main source of fury lately, though. you know what's a great way to get to the Cloisters or Rockaway Beach? THE FUCKING PUBLIC TRANSIT NETWORK YOU'RE STANDING IN, LOOKING AT THIS AD. kind of amazing they approve ads that are that nakedly like "fuck the subway." granted, cuomo's MTA is sliding towards disaster but i'm pretty sure a 90-minute cab ride is not going to compete with a $2.75 or less subway fare.

mortal kombats fill your eyes (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:18 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/aBIuqEQ.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:30 (one year ago) link

I like the detailed cartoon ads, they work well for avoiding looking at other people

badg, Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlTpNtaVAAEACUb.jpg:small

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DluDGahUcAAQsBA.jpg

Lucas bides his time. Lucas lets John believe he has won.

got the scuba tube blowin' like a snork (Doctor Casino), Friday, 7 September 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/eOSL1YY.jpg

mick signals, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:13 (eleven months ago) link


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