Tuesday, January 17, 2006

ProofING.

Why yes. I am married to "me" business. And looky looky here: My business is cheating on me with my proofreader. In fact, it’s letting the proofreader fuck it right in the fucking ass. I’ve pleaded and pleaded with it to JUST ONCE, let me slide it in the tight tunnel. But NO. It told me it "don't like no anal sex." Yet, here I catch it getting hammered by that fucking puny English Lit major right on my fucking desk. And they fucking broke my New York City snow globe in the process. Damn skippy I want a divorce.
(note: ING handles my 401k. Peachy.)

21 Comments:

Blogger Angelina said...

my new york city snowglobe got broken, too.


is there a support group for this sort of thing?

10:08 AM  
Anonymous dealer said...

What kind of fucked up country do you live in where you can marry a business? I know you let gayers marry and probably barnyard animals too, but who gets their box ticked by walking up the aisle with Ronald 'scare-your-bitch-ass' McDonald?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Me thinks me smells a rat.

The pixelation in the centre of this image indicates possible photoshop tampering. Which begs a second question...who would go to such trouble for something so subtle?

Is the Bank of America committing random acts of grammar and usage terrorism? Perhaps this is the new WMD; a weapon of misspelled destruction.

1:36 PM  
Blogger spinachdip said...

Wouldn't surprise me if this "error" was a conscious decision by the creative team.

Sure, they could have used proper grammar, but then they would have had to adjust the size or kerning, and that would have compromised the look of the headline. So what if syntax was sacrificed? Gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet.

Off topic: in all my years of making omelets I have never wasted a single egg. And my omelets are awesome.

1:43 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

yeah jordan, I wondered about this (it was emailed to me). but it sure seems like it could be a possible proofing mistake. really, I don't really care. I'm no journalist and this ain't no reputable media outlet, that's for sure.

go ahead ING—SUE ME!!!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Senseless said...

I have photos of you business in a compromising situtation.

All your base will soon belong to me!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Jumper Bailey said...

Wow. It sounds like someone needs to tap that proofreader on the shoulder and say, "Let's talk about you future."

3:22 PM  
Anonymous bharath said...

even without a typo its a stupid piece of communication.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

don't sell yourself short, cr.

Maybe it's a hoax maybe not. Like it or not, you ARE a reputable media outlet...you just have a different reputation than most, is all.

How else could you attract so many anonymous critics?

4:13 PM  
Blogger MonkeyPants said...

Oh ho, you have no idea how much this blurb just made my day (even if it is a fake). F-ing ING.

4:59 PM  
Blogger David said...

If this is a fake, I am sure that James Frey is involved. And his millions of little false pieces.

5:18 PM  
Blogger concha said...

fucking moron. but what else can you expect from an art director?

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Juancho said...

Just tell ING they were off by a "couple" of decimal points in your 401k statement, and see how well that goes over.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Shopping Diva said...

Shit rolls downhill. It's the printers fault.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Tell me why I can't get a proofreading job, again?

1:27 AM  
Blogger LisaBinDaCity said...

Hopefully ING handles their financial stuff better than their copywriting stuff.

10:17 AM  
Blogger DC1974 said...

i think the problem is that it should read "bidness"

2:31 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I think the copy at the bottom of the sign ("Let's talk about your future") should now be directed at the proofreader.

They must have taken a page out of their own book ("Save Your Money") when planning this thing.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Ha ha, Radioboy...you funny.

6:11 PM  
Blogger MarkGoodfella said...

Fuck, I'm a newspaper copy editor, and I edit and write display text for dozens of stories in one shift -- and fuck if i fuck up like that. Ad copywriters take six weeks and thousands of dollars to write 11 fucking words and still fuck up??? I'm in the wrong line of work ...

10:21 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

What do you expect when you hire Popeye the Sailor Man to do your promos?

11:34 PM  

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