Thursday, May 10, 2007

It IS hard for black kids to fit in on the Upper West Side.

(click image to read copy)
It's gotta be tough on the purple girl, too. Outdoor poster—snapped in the very white, very socially-conscious UWS—for the NYU Child Study Center. Copy reads, "Social phobia is intense shyness and pathological self-consciousness." Actually, "pathological self-consciousness" is a pretty dead-on description of the day-to-day mindset of many of the super-human, über-active UWS parents.
previously in New York street ads:
1. Kenneth Cole's puns are re-hyphen-tarded.
2. Zipper Theater.
3. as pure as the driven snow.
5. Bowlmor Lanes. No Alleys (?).


Blogger ricpic said...

If that black kid would lighten up we'd all be better off.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

What's the point there? To force the kid into the group? Or for the group to accept the kid? Jesus PC Christ.

BTW, love the new logo.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's probably an attempt to identify the next Cho Sheng whatever his name was.

Poor dude. See, he was Korean and will never be remembered like Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wayne Gacy or any other red blooded intensely shy, pathologically self-conscious American sociopath.

UWS parents - find the lurker who doesn't talk - AND GET HIM KICKED OUT OF YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"brilliantly extrapolated, inconsiderate asshole™!"

3:37 PM  
Blogger RFB said...

Thanks, Plato. Personally, I like to lurk myself under pseudonyms, occasionally coming out of my intensly shy shell.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I love how there're zero white peeps, if you will, slash stick figures to be found. And instead your ush exemplars of hyperbolized ethnicity: the orange innocent, the discriminated purple person, et al. What assaholic realism! Bravo.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should try the UES ;-)

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that guy look bigger than the other guys, or is it just me?

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing we have the fourth wall to keep us safe from all those coloreds.

11:52 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

anon, a quick on-screen measurement reveals that the "black" kid is the same size as the others. he does look bigger though.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

why does the the lurking shy kid hafta be black? bastards. ny radical- "assaholic realism", very nice.

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But ny radical, the white background represents ‘the man.’

10:46 AM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

it's because he has more quick-twitch muscles in his legs

3:00 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

i. Five years later, I'll reply: dude you're so right. Totally missed the entire background of this precisely chosen pixelated foreground.

ii. Just saw your Lies Well Disguised last one or whatever. Why's it your last on Gawker? Hmm. You can just email me that answer. Or go to Paris. Or whatever. Cheers.

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This ad has nothing to do with race and the fact that people associate these icons with different ethnicities has more to do with them than the ad itself.

7:10 PM  

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