Utter Nonsense

October 10th, 2008

As of today I am once again unemployed. I won’t burden you with details except to say that it was the second most diffcult decision in my entire life to date. It’s been a horrible four months, and I’m really hoping to move forward with all of the things I had to set aside in that time. Like, my life.

In the meantime, I wanted to share these hideously bad photos with you. They were taken on a moving train, so sorry, really blurry. But more excellent examples of wtf train advertising.

This advertisiement is supposed to be extolling the virtues of Pennsylvania. Could there be anything less appealing than some guy stading in front of a raggedy pup tent in his skivvies with an elk (elk, are you kidding me?) staring him down. Gosh Penna, I’m like, right there!

This is the ad I mentioned before. It’s for Pom’s chocolate coffee drink. The tagline is something like “for real wakey-wakey-upedness” or something equally as awful. The eggs have eyes and are *jittering* from too much caffeine. I want to point out that, although you probably can’t see it in this picture, the flame under the pan is on. On! Those egg eyes are frying right in front on us! Blecch.

I will never, ever again say that Tokyo train advertising is weird, having now seen NJ Transit advertising.

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7 Responses

  1. Jovvijo says:

    Aaah! *pats head* Welcome to the land of unemployment. I’ve been here a while, it’s sort of comfie in a, “Ohmigod! Ohmigod!! What am I to dooooooo?!?” kind of way.

    p.s. Those eggs with the eyes would have me reaching for the bread knife, shrieking all the way!!

  2. What; what? You’re jobless? I, uh, thought you ran a publishing-thing. Did you drop that? or did you have a job that I’m not aware of?

    I suppose your situation sucks, but the kind of drive I see in this blog prevents me from worrying about you. :)

  3. I have always run Yuricon and ALC as a second job. They don’t pay the bills.

  4. oneplusme says:

    Best of luck finding something new and significantly less sucktastic soon.

    The egg-eyes are still marginally less creepy than some of the first Honey and Clover OP (which is delightfully deranged).

  5. Eric P. says:

    All I can think of saying is, “Hang in there” and “Do what you feel you should do”

    The ads were amusing too

  6. Katherine says:

    Hi Erica! Good luck getting a better job. I’m sure you’ll find one soon. :) (And I’m sure that everybody who follows this blog wishes you good luck.)

  7. grace says:

    sorry about the job, but i’m sure you’ll land something else soon and even better.

    those ads are quite odd, but entertaining which is more than i can say about most ads.

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