Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sex Sells, But Don't Try To Buy It

Today on the bus ride to work I saw one of those jumbo-tron billboards that display a dozen different advertisements. As we passed, two ads flashed in quick succession made my head spin. The first was a warning to johns visiting prostitutes that their pictures will be published on a Minneapolis web site. The second depicts a demure Margaret Cho gazing seductively at the viewer, arms forward and pressed to her breasts to exaggerate her exposed cleavage. Apparently she's going to be doing a show at a nearby casino (in support of another vice).

Don't these billboard people understand irony?

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