rolling nyc subway ads discussion thread

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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

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

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 (nine months ago) link


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