Spotted the other day on Rte. 9 at Oak Street; looks like Sealy hasn't repainted some of its trucks in awhile.
What's the deal with an ad on a trailor? Is this supposed to get around billboard regulations? And the WTC wasn't even close to the first thing I noticed on that ad, so I suppose the approach worked on this feeble mind.
I strongly disagree with those who would erase the Twin Towers from every movie, ad and photo. We should work to preserve media that contains those images. Although, I really don't care if that ad is painted over. It's a dumb ad. I'm just bothered by people who think the right thing to do is to pretend the buildings weren't there. That's dis-respectful.
MS - I definitely don't think we should erase the twin towers from every photo, ad or movie that existed prior to 9/11... however, I DO find it odd and a bit weird that this truck is still displaying this ad that is either -- over 7 years old...or, worse -- a new ad that doesn't have a current graphic. While it is disrespectful to pretend the buildings never existed... it's also a slap in the face and inappropriate to have ads that present these buildins as if they still exist and nothing every happened. Just my two cents...
#1 Son (with viewmaster set): Hey! Look - it's the Statue of Liberty! We were just there!
#2 Son (taking viewmaster): Oh - but it's an old picture. See ... it gots those two buildings that got blowed up in it.
I know seriously I see the problem:
The new trend for women is to be rail thin, and this woman happens to have a decent curve to her!
Oh and theres the WTC. Obtaining stock footage is a major pain in the butt (pardon the pun.) Most ad agencies and companies have databases of images, I dont see why they should have to throw out all pictures on NYC that has the WTC in it, they were so big that would be 50 percent or more of their stock photos.
Since when is NYC the backbone of America? Armpit maybe ...
I would think the Rocky Mountains would be a more appropriate backdrop to the blue booty.
You don't want to be gettin' my NYC up. :-).
I agree the Rockies would be more appropriate, if only because one can imagine a woman lying on a deck somewhere admiring them, whereas I'd never seen a woman in a nightie relaxing on the Staten Island Ferry, which is where that "picture" would have had to be taken. But maybe things have changed since I left for Boston.
....Governor's Island. This was still pretty much off-limits last time we visited, but I think the situation has begun to change.
if they had twin phallic symbols rising from them.
I swear, one of these days SwirlyGirl's obnoxious comments are going to make my interest in this blog totally wane.
you'll be missed, anon.
your comments are really quite insulting and obnoxious, swirlygirl.
How dare you criticize New York City, home of all that is pure and good about America. Criticize Boston if you must, but calling NYC the armpit of America is crossing a bright, clear line between patriotism and terrorism. Just because it smells like piss everywhere and every day is the day before garbage day and the city's only green space is like a refugee camp for trees not permitted to root elsewhere and only people worth millions could possibly afford to live there and pay condo fees higher than my mortgage doesn't mean it isn't the backbone, the marrow, the essence of America. How dare you, I say! Rocky mountains, pshaw! Just because they cross America from the bottom to the top and divide it into two pieces, just because mountain ranges are sometimes called spines, just because it's closer to the middle, whereas NYC is at the very edge only at the upper part, about where the long rocky arm of New England comes out, reaching for Canada (with Long Island as a cartoon cloud of BO) doesn't mean you can call it an armpit. For Christ's sake, woman! Don't you know the twin towers are second only to the Cross in our iconography?
That's it, if I were anonymous I'd leave right now! And come back again so I could leave twice! Three times! And you'd all miss me! Because calling NYC an armpit is heresy, blasphemy, an utterance so foul it surpasses anything else I've ever heard on the internets. Have you no decency? At long last, have you no decency?
Oh, wait, you were being sarcastic, were you? :-).
that's what Photoshop is for!
...wondering if the truck driver has a face like a halibut.
Because you can see Monica's face on the other side.
Your unimpeachable comments may drive anon(not verified) away from the blog and we will all be sorry!
What a waner.
We would totally notice that.
before posting around here. sheesh.
Jeebus, folks, relax, after all, it's a mattress ad. It's on the side of a truck, it's exposed to the weather. It looks fairly new. So, I assume it IS after 9-11 and someone knows the towers are there and wanted it that way. Too bad the backbone doesn't show.