Way Too Easy

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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No, it isn’t photoshopped. Here’s the story.

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26 Responses to “Way Too Easy”

  1. #1 |  Mattocracy | 

    Damnit. Just God Damnit.

  2. #2 |  croaker | 

    Now that’s what I call Truth In Advertising.

  3. #3 |  Lucy | 

    I bet I can guess the first one.

  4. #4 |  JS | 

    They have special schools for that now?

  5. #5 |  Dave Krueger | 

    They should have used a private school graduate to write the copy.

  6. #6 |  Aresen | 

    Still doesn’t beat the classic (and probably apocryphal):

    THIS ERECTION PAID FOR BY PUBIC SOLICITATION

  7. #7 |  David McElroy | 

    I just sent this link to a friend who used to run a real estate magazine. He told me that one of his competitors once had an ad whose copy said something like, “Ladies, you’ll enjoy the huge dick behind the house.”

  8. #8 |  OBTC | 

    Not a misspelling but equally entertaining:

    In my city, there once was a liquor store located in the back of a strip mall that could not be seen from the street so the neon sign directed people to:

    LIQUOR IN REAR

    I kid you not.

  9. #9 |  JS | 

    Onetime Letterman had a viewer send him a clipping from a local newspaper for a hair salon that read “Special: hair cut and blow job $10!”

  10. #10 |  J.S. | 

    #8,

    Poker up front?

  11. #11 |  KenMasters | 

    I don’t think there’s a better advertisement for birth cap laws in the country than that sign. Speaking of which: http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2010/09/21/posthumous-birth-laws-in-vitro-fertilization-and-other-legal-quandaries/

  12. #12 |  Matt | 

    That takes me back to 8th grade. One kid had a t-shirt that said this, except it was liquor in front, poker in the rear.

  13. #13 |  Matt | 

    You know the first thing I noticed about that sign is that it was missing the definite article. Shouldn’t it be “The best 15 things about our pubic schools”? Or maybe, “15 great things about our pubic schools”? “15 best” sounds odd, like saying “you’re best” instead of “you’re the best.” In any case, they didn’t have the best pubic school graduates writing copy for this sign.

  14. #14 |  Kennedy | 

    Is it more or less sad that I had to click on the link to see the typo ’cause my brain kept seeing it as “public” anyway in that context.

  15. #15 |  edmund dantes | 

    Kennedy, it’s actually a well known phenomenon about the human brain. You can actually get away with brutally misspelling every word in a paragraph so long as the starting and ending letter are correct and the human mind just autocorrects it.

    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

  16. #16 |  Stephen | 

    OT: from reddit: What could possibly go wrong?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8017473/Five-minute-drugs-test-can-tell-parents-if-their-children-use-cocaine.html

  17. #17 |  Jon Gray | 

    So, you don’t like pubic schools? Does that make you anti-a-merkin?

    Sorry for the horrible play on words.

  18. #18 |  Steven | 

    My ex-wife was a graphic designer, and whenever she made a mistake, no matter how many people were supposed to vet the item before going out, she always took the blame. I bet some poor designer’s head is gonna roll over this.

  19. #19 |  the innominate one | 

    Similar to #8′s anecdote, my friends and I used to laugh whenever we drove by the adults-only supply store with the sign which read “entrance in rear”.

    See also: http://verydemotivational.com/2008/06/24/funny-demotivational-posters-misspelling/

  20. #20 |  Guido | 

    Must have been a South Bend public school grad.

  21. #21 |  Jim Collins | 

    #16 The designer of this billboard did not attend South Bend School District.

  22. #22 |  The_Chef | 

    Pedobear is going apeshit right now.

  23. #23 |  claude | 

    LOL. Adding this one to my collection.

  24. #24 |  CC | 

    If I had worked for that PR firm, I would be unemployed. I totally missed it the first time I looked at it.

  25. #25 |  OBTC | 

    Since Radley’s MIA, here’s a thread jack:

    Dramatic End to Car Chase
    Florida cops send suspects spinning to end high-speed chase
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/dramatic-end-to-car-chase-22058657

    This so-called reporter calls this a “pretty clean” pit maneuver!!! She also fails to notice or comment on the driver of the car that was directly hit being forcefully taken from his car, put on the ground and handcuffed by police.

    The Broward County pubic Information Officer doesn’t entirely know what he is talking about either.

    Not much more info gleaned by these links either.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-vehicle-pursuit-broward-20100922,0,5417506.story

    http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2010-09-22/MUST-SEE-VIDEO-High-speed-car-chase-in-Broward-County

    http://video.foxnews.com/#/v/4346258/by-the-book-or-police-brutality/?playlist_id=87937

    Truly pitiful examples of useless, incomplete or intentionally misleading reporting by all sources.

  26. #26 |  pam | 

    it’s all bald p***y to me

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