The irony of Medford

The Grammar Vandal comes up with the real story behind those Red Line ads about a guy whose name is in quotation marks:

This sign invites you to meet "Medford." Now, why is it necessary to use those quotes?

I imagine that "Medford" had a normal life -- a job, a spouse, a family and a white picked fence. He also had a normal name, like John or Paul.

That all changed the day he witnessed a heinous crime.

No. That all day he decided to do what every single movie tells you not to do and GOT INVOLVED WITH THE MOB! ...

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    Those Alliance bank ads keep me from ever wanting to go there.

    Alliance is also the one with the ads featuring the stereotypical 60s tie-dyed hippie flashing a peace sign and holding a pseudo-protest sign that says something like "Lower interest rates", right? That right there is such incredible cognitive dissonance I'm surprised nobody's heads have exploded, Scanners-like, upon viewing it.

    ("Yeah, I know, some of us got teargassed and hassled by the pigs for protesting the war; I got hassled for wanting lower interest rates. S.E.C.! BE GOOD TO ME! S.E.C! BE GOOD TO ME!")