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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

three years pass...

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

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

o_O

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

classic

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

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

乒乓, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:50 (five 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

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

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:11 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

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

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


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