Friday, October 27, 2006

O My!

OK, so you guys know that I'm kinda obsessed with busses, right? I just stood at the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania for half-an-hour hoping to catch a photo of one of the city busses emblazoned with the above logo from Snickers' latest ad campaign. Alas, I was unsuccessful, but I'll do my best today to get a snapshot.

It's a clever ad series, with Snickers taking great advantage of the recognizability of their typeface. And the various slogans look lovely on a bus. But... hung... erect... o my, indeed!


guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

Ick. My uterus is feeling sensitive about this---who can I sue?

And my lobotomy scars are really aching.
BAD BAD LEFT BRAIN! NO! RIGHT BRAIN! ah screw it.....I'll just take a sip from this BOTTLE IN FRONT OF ME.

Ok, now I know you'll never let me comment again.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

I saw that bus too!!!

It took me a few seconds, several double-takes, and a full metro ride home to finally admit to myself that someone at Snikers thought that was clever.

Later that night I had sex with a Snickers Bar.

ivan said...

OMG that's great! I wonder if the one that says Nougatocity or some such nonsense is a take on DCs reputation as Chocolate City?

Anonymous said...

MY brain parsed the syllables in a slightly different manner... "HUNG" and "RECTOM" were the two I picked up on.

Anonymous said...

How can this ad possibly want to make you eat anything, least of all one of those indisgestible "Snickers"
... said...

holy crap dallas has a few of the hung-erect-o-my buses scurrying around.
i will never look at them the same again.

Anonymous said...

Amazing coincidence or disturbing parallel... But on Thursday, in NYC on the corner of 4th Ave and 9th St I saw a cab with that sign on the top and thought THE VERY SAME THING!

Remember the old tag line from the early 80's... Snickers, its so satisfying! Its hungerectomyly so!!!


V the K said...

A propos of nothing, did you know our little calico cat is also named Princess Sparkle Pony?

Anonymous said...

I thought DC was known as Hersheyville:
80% chocolate/20%nuts

former DC resident

Earl Cootie said...

Do you remember the very short-lived ad campaign (1981, I believe) for 3 Musketeers? "The more it's whipped, the bigger it gets."

Mom of Three said...

This reminds me of those unfortunate URLs like for the Cumming First United Methodist Church.