Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Geator With the Heater has some words of wisdom

This is such a strange sign.

Minor Advice

Eating a tomato based meal is a bad idea if you plan on singing on stage in a few hours.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ad Placement

In the October 22nd Issue of the Philadelphia City Paper I saw this ad and thought to myself, "that's a rather to-the-point ad for singles events." Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the fonts for the headline had a different feel form the rest of the ad, that the two parts were in separate boxes, and correctly assumed that the "sex" portion was part one of a teaser ad unrelated to the singles events ad.

Sure enough the "sex" portion of the ad was a teaser and part two was on the next right side page spread advertising "Kinky Quizzo" at Valanni. It wasn't a difficult mystery to solve, but I wonder how many other people assumed that "Give Sex a Chance" was a headline for the singles events. I also wonder if the ad placement folks realized what they were doing and thought it was funny, and if someone got an earful over it.