Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Cole Loses Yet Another Battle In War On Words.

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It's an atrocity, no doubt—the mixing of terrible shoe puns with the War in Iraq. The torturous use of language is reminiscent of Abu Ghraib, though.

previously
:
Kenneth Cole's Puns are Re-Hyphen-Tarded.

(taken on Prince, between Broadway & Crosby)

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting fella. i'm from manila working in a tv network. crazy place.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop on this campaign.

Forever.

But in the meantime, some 50-something senior copywriter is sleeping well in a paid-off house, fucking his wife with a conscience as clean as a mormon baby.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Scamp said...

Who needs Noam Chomsky when you've got political philsophers of the calibre of Kenneth Cole?

6:22 PM  
Blogger David said...

"As clean as a mormon baby."

Anon, that's fucking nice. I'm definitely using that one, only most likely sarcastically and acompanied with a depraved, nihilistic punchline.

7:03 PM  
Blogger ninaberries said...

just curious where kc's agency is getting their intel because so far, no news organization has been able to verify the number of people who have died in iraq. nor has any governement agency released such a statistic. iraqbodycount.net, a site that aggregates the number from news orgs, puts the estimate between 38,000 and 42,000.

what's the world coming to when you can't even believe advertising?

12:59 AM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

No government agency will ever publicly admit how many died, even if they knew.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Worker #3116 said...

Kenneth Cole has AIDS.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"no news organization has been able to verify the number of people who have died in iraq"

assuming you mean during the war. because Saddam released, like, totally accurate death counts when he was in charge.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

War?

Sadly, the only thing that matters is who WINS. And -- unlike the alpha-dog corporate assholes who read 'The Art of War' -- the losers don't live to fight another day.

Cable TV is this guy's research library.

12:29 PM  
Blogger ninaberries said...

hey watch what you say about cable tv.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Robert Rosenthal said...

I can think of 30,000 poorer ways to spend an advertising budget.

9:15 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

and I can think of 30,000 reasons not to include shoe puns in such a serious ad.

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems copyranter hates everything, including himself and what he does for a living. Sounds an awful like a tired, talentless, bitter hack to me.

Referring to yourself as a ranter doesn't give you permission to be a
hateful ass. Grow up. And get in a new line of work if you think advertising is beneath you, (which I suspect isn't.)

There's nothing more pathetic than a self-hating ad man. Except, maybe, a self-loving ad man.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Erin Bradley said...

There's nothing more pathetic than a self-hating ad man. Except, maybe, a self-loving ad man.

**Actually, there is! You! Or should I say "ewe!" or "U!"

BTW, Kenny stole this slogan. This has been used on anti-war signs/buttons/banners since the Sixties.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope KC continues on with his "words" campaign. I'm all for someone spending their ad budget reminding people of the injustice in the world.

Tell me, copyranter, what do you like? Anything? Ice cream? Potato chips? Hot sex? Anything? tell me.

12:42 PM  

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