Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Staten Island needs to be distilled, like, five times by itself.

A Pox On You. Vox, a vodka from the fucking Netherlands, has had this painted building poster (click image) up for months and months on Houston St. It has—s l o w l y—wormed its way into my crawl (hillbilly phrase). Here's the scenario: Client buys space. Agency is challenged to come up with a "New York" execution. Writers/art directors scratch heads/balls/cooters/butts for a week. This is what you end up with: Distilled Advertising that's been through the wringer and reads like it. Pure pollution.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, that sucks. And for God's sake, this shit comes from the Netherlands. Anybody ever hear of New Amsterdam? Just MIGHT by a NYC connection there somewhere that's a little more relevant than this pablum.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous archeress said...

it's "craw" as in "stuck in my craw". much as you claim, i got more hillbilly than you, city boy.

9:59 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

ouch. stung by the swift arrow of the archeress.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous shadow said...

Good choice not to crop the name of the restaurant.
Maybe the drivers in the car accident the other day were mesmerized by the bottle talking to them.

11:02 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

The SUV driver, who caused that accident, was an NYC police chief. He was probably just simply drunk.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Jumper Bailey said...

I'm waiting for this one to go national:

"Distilled five times. Once for every ten states."

(On a tagline-related note, it took a bit of effort to get this comment posted because Verizon -- the company that never stops working for me -- threw me offline again. Apparently companies that "never stop working for you" are nonetheless entitled to the occasional coffee break.)

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Narnia said...

So they're telling us that the product is being distilled for the sake of New York's five boroughs. Is this an effort to incorporate New Jersey and Connecticut?

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Sher-bert of Azkazanistan said...

Distilled five times.

Four times too many for the average subway hobo.


Like the copy of Sher-bert? Then you may hire him for ridiculous money.

6:51 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

sher-bert, you def funny. funnier than me, that sure is. plus, you knowledge of english gooder than most American copypeople. wish I had job possibility for sher-bert.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racial digs are always good for a chuckle too, I find. You utter prick.

6:35 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

how is that a racial dig? why don't you give me another 266-word essay that proves your point.

7:57 AM  

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