Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sperm Donor: America's Finest Part-Time Job?


(click image to read copy. poster on Lafayette, right next to Puck Fair)
At first, I thought this had to be a viral ad, maybe for stupid Axe. But no—Cryos International on Maiden Lane in Manhattan seems to be an actual sperm bank. And while size doesn't matter to them, you will have to pass a "rigorous" battery of physical, genetic, and mental tests. But, they pay 100 bucks per deposit! I do question the placement of this poster though—right outside a heavy drinking bar like Puck Fair. Cryos is likely to get a lot of Barney Gumbell types.
UPDATE: The "sperm bank manager" (he's hands-on. heh.) has commented on the post.
previously in NYC street posters:
1. The Grand Ba Ba, Ascended Master of Cleaning.
2. It IS hard for black kids to fit in on the UWS.
3. HOO-AH!!! I-banking boot camp.
4. The Trans Fat War Turns Childish.
5. Crystal Meth users—here comes Hurricane Tina!
6. Ad Council PSA confuses wasted NYU students.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Claus Rodgaard said...

Fun reading you take on the ad. Sperm banks very carefully screen donors both before they become donors and during the time when they are donors just as we mention in the ad. Anyway I don't think Barney Gumbell will ever make it our our website and sign up when he can have one more beer at Moes in stead off :-)

Best,

Claus
Bank Manager

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bank managers kan't spll!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Claus Rodgaard said...

Mastering a second language is not always easy especially not after working long hours trying to open a sperm bank. That is why I leave copy writing to a professional.

Best,

Claus
(Danish) Sperm Bank Manager

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else find it funny that the (alleged) sperm bank manager's name is ROD-GUARD ?

(No disrespect intended, Mr. R.)

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Claus Rodgaard said...

I find it funny myself so no disrespect. Tons of good jokes in this business for sure and I take full advantage of that including using the word Bank Manager as my title.

The last name in fact is a Danish last name written Rødgaard in Danish but no fun in that so we use Rodgaard.

Related to this I have always found the nick name A-rod funny for the well know base ball player. I guess this makes me C-rod. Don't know if an A-rod is better than a C-rod :-)

10:37 AM  

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