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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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

dr. zizmor saved my life, btw.

;n_n; (tehresa), Sunday, 9 November 2008 22:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

1-888-MARGARITA

dmr, Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

NO SE CONFORME CON MENOS!

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dr. Z accepts Master Charge

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Speaking of paternalistic older men.

Tyrone Quattlebaum (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

uh oh hammertoe! downtown podiatry to the rescue!

donna rouge, Monday, 10 November 2008 04:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Chelvis, Monday, 10 November 2008 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's an absolut ad.

;n_n; (tehresa), Monday, 10 November 2008 04:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

gabbneb, Monday, 10 November 2008 05:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

plastering the car w/single ad = totale dud

m coleman, Monday, 10 November 2008 10:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

m coleman, Monday, 10 November 2008 11:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

they look intersting.

;n_n; (tehresa), Monday, 10 November 2008 13:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

when the taxis had flowers on them wtf

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^ 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Monday, 10 November 2008 15:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

i sat on the MAD MEN train

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Monday, 10 November 2008 15:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

who can believe Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald approved a boxing leprechaun logo

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 November 2008 15:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^ not as bad as the tyler perry reruns ads

Uncle Shavedlongcock (max), Monday, 10 November 2008 22:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

;n_n; (tehresa), Friday, 14 November 2008 03:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

forksclovetofu, Friday, 14 November 2008 22:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

ilx: 90,000 friends you never knew you had

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

mrs. z is shy!

;n_n; (tehresa), Saturday, 15 November 2008 05:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

did u guys know dr z designs those ads HIMSELF!

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

i admire his choice of color palette.

;n_n; (tehresa), Saturday, 15 November 2008 05:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

she's not looking for studios above 23rd street

gabbneb, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 14:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

it was a he.

;n_n; (tehresa), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 14:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

shes lookin 4 dat dik

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

or rather Wilens & Baker

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

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

fucking gregg

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:38 (one year ago) Permalink

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

mookieproof, Monday, 24 April 2017 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

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

✓ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:36 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

will he be beaten up every 3rd ep?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

ha!

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 5 November 2017 18:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

nothing is as bad as fiverr

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:18 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:10 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

I bought a Casper mattress

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:55 (four months ago) Permalink

well I saw something and said something so

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:55 (four months ago) Permalink

i ate a snickers

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:59 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:00 (four months ago) Permalink

i got my breasts enlarged

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

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

4chan marshall (sanskrit), Friday, 26 January 2018 00:27 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink


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