Monday, November 20, 2006

Jonathan Swift Realty, Inc.

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The Brobdingnags were 12 times as big as Gulliver. This ad for Infinity Flats must therefore be inferring that their $4.5 mil+ lofts are 12 times as big as a normal-sized loft. One can thusly conclude that the normal-sized Manhattan loft condo is about 341.6 square feet and costs about $375,000, yes? Hmm. BUT, if one were to sell all one's children to be eaten, then that there Brobdingnagian pricetag wouldn't seem so "infinitely" ridiculous. (at least they spelled 'Brobdingnagian' right)
(scanned from the front page of last week's New York Observer)
previously in stupid NYC real estate ads:
1. Plaza Hotel advertecture.
2. You must identify with 1 of these 5 twats...
3. Corporate real estate stooges redefine "shocking"
4. Unparalleled hyperbole of NYC real estate ads.
5. She feels pretty empty.
6. CLEARLY defining your target audience.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

41/2 mil and no patio? You call that living when you can't outdoor BBQ in summer? Pitiful.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude / Why so literal?

1. of huge size; gigantic; tremendous

6:03 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

They bring up Gulliver, I respond in kind.

Besides, did you ever read any work by Swift, THE SATIRIST?

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>> inferring

That makes me sad. The ad is "implying" if it's doing anything.

6:14 PM  

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