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Chi Wow Her

What a great start to the  week, and then what an awful turn it took midway through.  It’s so hard when crap happens outside of school life.  Present and smile like nothing happens at all, eat up criticism like it’s candy.  Save the scowls and deathly expressions for later in the quarter, when they are expected and needed for “real” reasons.  Would an instructor consider it a personal tragedy that a little furry animal friend has died?  Not a good enough excuse, though my boss would take it.  She took a whole day off form work when it happened to her.  But this isn’t a job with real people.  This is a crazy, insane factory.

Well, despite that incident, this quarter is still going well.  After hearing from some grads, I should enjoy this time while I can, a wild ride awaits me this fall. And to leave on a lighter note, here’s some great copy found in the advertising world:

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Billboards I hate

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I took a picture of this one a while ago, but it reappears occasionally on Roswell Road.

Copywriters and designers alike, I think there is much to hate here. Does “Vein” really have to be in caps and quotes? We get it, vain and vein. The song might not be popular anymore with anyone other than my mom (yet it always gets stuck in my head when I see this), and thus a misunderstood pun, but we get it. And yes, I see a map overlaid on those veiny legs. Oh, and what else is there, the word Peachtree Street!  Wow, it’s been localized too!  Two zingers in one ad, how ’bout that?

Well, sorry to take it out on the possibly local designer that did this, but it’s always placed at a traffic light that I always get red, so I’ve had much time to dwell on this….perhaps too much.

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