This is brilliant. And terrifying.

6 Jan

"God help me, I'm so relaxed out here alone that this salad seems hilarious."

How to shed light on the ludicrous nature of advertising:

  1. Find a typical stock photo. Old people cycling (arthritis meds), middle-aged couples kissing (Viagra), women dressed in white doing cartwheels (anything menstrual), or what-have-you.
  2. Then find a bunch of others exactly like it. 
  3. Group them together.
  4. Laugh until you pee a little.

For instance, here’s a tribute to women laughing alone with salad.  I’m pretty sure SELF Magazine has the market cornered on these shots.

3 Responses to “This is brilliant. And terrifying.”

  1. marinasleeps January 6, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Lol gotta love advertisements.

  2. Caroline January 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    I laugh while eating salad in one circumstance only: when it’s laced with uppers. Otherwise, I’m not happy eating salad, because hey, it’s salad. And really, I’d rather have some Oreos.

    Excellent post, J. I think I’m gonna go look up images of cats wearing sombreros.

  3. AKeo January 7, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Yes, I don’t understand the two old people holding hands while sitting in SEPARATE bath tubs on a CLIFF. What does that have to do with getting it on in your retirement years?

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