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When advertising goes bad...

 
 
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:10 pm
@Izzie,
I've driven past the Yass MacDonalds easily a hundred times (it's between Canberra and Sydney) and I've never seen that sign (just the x km to Macca's signs). Is it new, or photoshopality?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:15 pm
http://engrishfunny.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/jumbocockirony-copy.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:16 pm
@hingehead,
Sign in Butcher's Shop window:

Watership Down:

You've read the book.

You've seen the film.

Now eat the meat.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:32 pm
@boomerang,
PFFFFFT!!!!!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:33 pm
@dlowan,
When I heard it was a baker's window and the last line was 'Now eat the pie'
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:35 pm
http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/images/nova20.jpg
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Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:36 pm
Slightly off-topic, but there is a funny billboard situation in Iowa. There is a porn shop near exit 179 that is called the 'Adult Superstore'. They have always had a black billboard with big yellow block letters with their name on it. Well a new billboard was put up a couple years ago about 5 miles before the exit, that has the same black background with yellow block letters. It reads "JESUS: The Adult Super Savior". I hate billboards that try to change peoples beliefs, but at least these guys have a sense of humor.
sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:44 pm
@Nick Ashley,
We have a local situation too -- there is a horrible eyesore, an old hotel that was disgusting when it was still operational but has been sitting vacant for a long time, awaiting destruction. There has been a lot of bickering about what to do with the site so the hotel (a big one, with a couple of other buildings also in the vicinity) slowly molders. Gross, torn-up blacktop with weeds, boarded-up windows, general horribleness.

Above it all, a big billboard:

https://www.columbusrealtors.com/img/Banner-Ad_01.gifhttps://www.columbusrealtors.com/img/Banner-Ad_02.gif
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:44 pm
@Nick Ashley,
Pictures or it didn't happen!
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:46 pm
@Nick Ashley,
That is pretty cute Nick.
Also off topic:
There is/was an org in Australia that did 'purposeful' graffiti of billboards; BUGA-UP (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions). Should probably be another discussion but here's an example:

http://www.bugaup.org/images/beonedge.jpg
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:47 pm
@Robert Gentel,
If that is on I 80, I validate...

Used to run it like a commute.
Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 07:22 pm
@Rockhead,
Yep, thats the one. Somewhere inbetween Iowa City and Des Moines. I looked for pictures Robert, but couldn't find any online Sad (I'd take some myself if they weren't 200 miles away. Not going that way again until Christmas)

I did find this article though (also with no pictures)
http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/11/only_in_iowa.html
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 11:32 pm
Apparently it's Portugese and it says 'The Axe effect'. Axe being a men's deodorant. Only moderately more dodgy than the Lynx ads.

http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/images/axetunnelbig_1.jpg
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 11:33 pm
@hingehead,
And this one is for a lubricating gel. I wonder who's suing who?

http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/images/legsbillboard_1.jpg
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Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 01:56 am
@Izzie,
Izzie wrote:

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/my.jpg



Ooooh... HH - sorry if it's not a real one... have found a few websites with it on so thinks it''s good...

Taken from the webpages...
"Yass is a small town in New South Wales - population about 5,000. Incredibly, it sits on the banks of the Yass river. The name Yass is an aboriginal term meaning “running water”. I think the local McDonalds is looking for a new Marketing manager."



Yass is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'.

Yass is located about 280 km southwest of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town. Yass is 56km from Canberra.

Yass has an impressive and historic main street, with well-preserved 19th century verandah post pubs (mostly converted to other uses). It is popular with tourists, some from Canberra and others taking a break from the Hume Highway.

The Pride of Erin Festival and Yass Show are held in March and the Yass Arts-and-Crafts Festival in November.


roger
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 02:05 am
@CalamityJane,
Truely, this is not something Roger would want to see.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 02:10 am
@Robert Gentel,
Similar store and billboard in Farmington, NM. "Jesus is Watching You".
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 02:12 am
@Nick Ashley,
another....

Farmington, New Mexico in 2006.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/billboard-jesus.jpg
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 02:13 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

Similar store and billboard in Farmington, NM. "Jesus is Watching You".

(oooh Rog - we posted at same time Shocked )
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 02:16 am
@Izzie,
Actually, he is looking the other way..... Wink
 

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