Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lies Well Disguised, #37.

Today on Gawker, I took a look at the new Virgin Mobile "You Rule" campaign that's infested many NYC neighborhoods. It's pissed off more than a few of the locals. Me? Nah. I just think it sucks. (link). For previous Lies Well Disguised columns, just type those three words up in my search window.
(click ads to read smug copy)
(Park Slope ad sent by Bucky at AnimalNewYork who better be restarting his excellent site soon.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chelsea You Rule.

Face it. You're the epicenter of buggering, meth fueled weekends of unprotected sex in neo-bathouses. You're meth-y than meth. You're so meth, it makes those farmboys in Iowa wish their labs would blow up, or just blow..right? Those breeder couples with their babystrollers don't belong here. Cooing to Junior in your neighborhood has nothing to do with putting the baby to sleep. That's for losers with cell phones that work, you haven't paid yours in a month, it's a fashion accessory now. It's cool to be tied down, butt uptight, not way. As loose as a goose is the way to go. If you want to live like the living, you'd move to Omaha, or at least to the Flatiron.

Presenting an idea as awesome as you: a meth holder that looks like a cell phone.

3:24 PM  
Blogger New York Punk said...

They are sucking up to cultural stereotypes...fantastic!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Weird: when I was at Ulysses the other night, my friend Ayce and I were strolling to grab cabs; then she stopped me on Water Street, and freaked out. Was all, "Look!!!" I was like, "What."


She then proceeded to read the whole fucking ad to me. There on the street. Totally sober. Words about a bull and its big balls. Something.

And yet that particular ad, meanwhile, is such a fucking lie, obvs. And yet ... not a lie. At all. "They" do rule. Like, everything. Hands down totes oligarchy, those virgins, they are.

When I die I want 72 virgins, Ayce!!!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Nike did the exact same campaign in Toronto for the Nike 10k Run about 2 years ago. Slightly better though cause it was about neighborhoods mocking each other.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing "rules" about either of the upper sides, either political party, phone payment plans, nannies, or this campaign. Period.

4:23 PM  

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