rolling nyc subway ads discussion thread

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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

dr. zizmor saved my life, btw.

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

1-888-MARGARITA

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

NO SE CONFORME CON MENOS!

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

Dr. Z accepts Master Charge

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

Speaking of paternalistic older men.

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

uh oh hammertoe! downtown podiatry to the rescue!

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

it's an absolut ad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

plastering the car w/single ad = totale dud

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

i liked those wrapped buses, though!
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;n_n; (tehresa), Monday, 10 November 2008 13:45 (ten years ago) link

they look intersting.

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

when the taxis had flowers on them wtf

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

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

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

i sat on the MAD MEN train

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

who can believe Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald approved a boxing leprechaun logo

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

^^ not as bad as the tyler perry reruns ads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ilx: 90,000 friends you never knew you had

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

mrs. z is shy!

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

did u guys know dr z designs those ads HIMSELF!

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

i admire his choice of color palette.

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

she's not looking for studios above 23rd street

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

it was a he.

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

shes lookin 4 dat dik

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

or rather Wilens & Baker

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

will he be beaten up every 3rd ep?

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

two weeks pass...

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

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:48 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

ha!

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 5 November 2017 18:56 (one year 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 (one year 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

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

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


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