Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Punctuation/Sense Thrown Out Window.

"IT" BEING ME COMMITTING SUICIDE BY DRIVING A CAR INTO A RIVER OR SOMEONE ELSE COMMITTING SUICIDE BY DRIVING A CAR INTO A RIVER OR A RANDOM CAR ACCIDENTALLY FALLING INTO A RIVER ANYBODY ELSE GOT A GUESS?
previously in NYC retail ads:
1. WHAT???
2. Horse's Ass over Manhattan.

28 Comments:

Anonymous JC said...

It's the new trend: let's-try-to-sell-something-the-client-won't-understand.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

Totally a girl who came up with that idea

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a car, the fin thingy of a plane and the sea.
motorway, airway, seaway.

i do need a vacation.
musn't go to puma store, must save money. otherwise it might never happen...

makes sense.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Von K said...

"I'm sitting here all bummed, because I'll probably lose control of my car and wind up in the water.

Oh, what's this? A chance I can escape my fate by shopping at the Puma store?! I can't believe I didn't realize sooner! Duh!"

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advertising sucks.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That car would never make it up that incline.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Jetpacks said...

I'm sure it made sense in the original Japanese version.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just bought some puma shoes at the new union sq store, and then this past weekend, i DID drive my car into a large body of water. WTF? this is false advertising. im taking my shoes back.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Lauren McMahon said...

Car falling into a huge piece of bacon? That might actually make more sense.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous valet_of_the_dolls said...

That line - "it might never happen" - is actually stolen from AbFab Season 3 (episode title, "Jealous"). And yes, I know it's totally gay that I recognized that.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Falling into the Hudson River on the drive to New Jersey??

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other "If..."

If man lands on the moon the day after you drown a girl while driving drunk.

7:48 PM  
Blogger David said...

Please- that car would have totally bottomed out once it reached the top of that ramp thingy. It should be hovering, front wheel hanging over the edge, back wheel on the back ramp, undercarriage getting a how's your father by the ramp's flat top.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous tyberspace said...

hmm that ad has no punctuation therefore the lack thereof made me smile in fact it made me cheer up it

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn you, valet_of_the_dolls! *I* was going to point out the Ab Fab plagiarism! And, yes, I'm totally gay, and proud of it!

8:21 PM  
Blogger ko said...

mmmmmmm....bacon.....

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, there's a puma store over there now? wow.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

I think the sign means the shark just farted. Makes total sense now.

5:02 AM  
Blogger thalassa_mikra said...

Forget the shoes, I'm calling Puma right now to find out what tires have the grip to balance that car.

Seriously though, are they advertising car shoes?

5:04 AM  
Blogger ronbo said...

IT MEANS YOUR FOOT SLIPPING OFF THE BRAKE PEDAL BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T BUY OFFICIALLY LICENSED FERRARI DRIVING SHOES FROM PUMA WHICH I DIDN'T BECAUSE BRIGHT RED SHOES ARE TACKY IN AN I'M A FERRARI OWNER RIGHT DOWN TO MY TOES KIND OF WAY AND BECAUSE I BOUGHT GRAY PILOTIS WHICH IN ADDITION TO BEING MADE WITH FIRE-RETARDANT NOMEX GO WAY BETTER WITH THE SILVER COLOR OF MY CAR I DO HAVE A RED FERRARI HAT THOUGH.

8:05 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

brilliant, ronbo.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Union Square f***ing eats punctuation for breakfast. A few doors down, a deli called Toasties has the following banner out front:

TOASTIES NOW HAS BROOKLYN LAGER GRAB A PINT YOUR FROM NEW YORK

9:55 AM  
Blogger Brooks said...

I like to think it's not water, but an inverted padded wall... or, maybe a nice fluffy comforter. I'm getting sleepy.

Brooks Blog

1:21 AM  
Blogger Brooks said...

Or, just a padded floor, because an inverted wall makes no sense.

Brooks Blog

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhere a proofreader is crying his eyes out over being stetted on trying to correct that slack-ass sentence. It's the kind of rhetorical crap that agencies think is counter-culture, when in reality it's just lazy and boring. If you're going to break the rules of grammar and punctuation, then break them for a reason. Sheesh.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slinky: you're an idiot.

incidentally, i've checked out your site in the past (at our dear CR's recommendation) and found it occasionally amusing, yet more often unpolished or downright cringe-inducing. book brisket? bar-b contact? resume rib? yikes. totally a boy who came up with that.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Moogirl said...

I believe it means that if you buy Puma shoes you’ll be one of the cool kids, and therefore have no need to try to kill yourself for being such a dork.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

the graphic design bothers me that they're SO CLOSE TO THE DANGER CUT OUT ZONE!!!

7:03 AM  

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