There were two words that my Turkish roommate in college always managed to get wrong. She often accidentally referred to pimples as pumpkins, and bangs as bangles. She was a big 80s music fan, though, so that last one might have been on purpose. She was also an idiot.
While at the salon yesterday, after saturating my hair with demi-permanent color, but before making the decision to cut bangs (a major event in a girl's life!), I was flipping through In-Style magazine when I came across an ad for Bed, Bath & Beyond, referencing their omnipresent "20% Off Coupon."
Now, I admit to being sensitive to bad advertising because I work in the industry. (I have also been extra tuned-in recently to bad Photoshop jobs thanks to this hilarious blog.) Worse than making a Photoshop error, though, is having a room full of overpaid people agree that your stupid concept should go to print.
I spent more time on this page than I did looking for the perfect celebrity bangs. First, I was stumped by the copy. Too much time later, I found the fork prongs (upon which the whole ad is focused) mushed in with the company logo. Then, I saw that the clever designer took "off" one of the four prongs to symbolize the "20% Less"—but not "20% Off"—that BB&B promises with this coupon. If I could bring myself to visit this store (which has far too much "Beyond" for my taste), I might bring in this fork ad and demand that they give me "25% Less."
Sticking with a theme, here, I cut about 75% off my bangs. (Hey, it's the first photo of me on my blog!)
I apologize for my recent excessive griping. This blog is meant to be about my creative production—not finding fault with that of others. Oh, but first, I really hate the Symbicort ads, too. (Did FEMA build the sets for the iPod commercials, or something?)