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June 18, 2004 12:43 PM   Subscribe

Stupid Internet Ads. From Scary Crayon. SHOOT TERRORIST WIN IPOD.
posted by brownpau (9 comments total)
Speaking of the cop, that brings us to our second point -- there's already a riot cop on the job. Moreover, he's got a gun and a better shot than you do, so if the "terrorist" needs to be shot he should probably be the one to do it. Plus, y'know, he's authorized to use that assault rifle he's toting

The commentary certainly has its moments.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:55 PM on June 18, 2004

Am I the only one who thinks he completely misinterpreted the intended message of the Yahoo! Life Engine ad? I read "window-shopping for men" to have a similar grammatical construction to "window-shopping for shoes."

Still, muy entertaining.
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:01 PM on June 18, 2004

Oh, and apparently Scary Crayon doesn't allow deep-linking, so the second link above doesn't work.
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:02 PM on June 18, 2004

Sorry about that; I should have tested the links. I mirrored the terrorist banner here. It was what first inspired me to go googling for more funny commentary on it, which is how I found Scary Crayon.
posted by brownpau at 1:13 PM on June 18, 2004

I really, really like the big payoff at the end with the McD's ad. I won't ruin it for those who haven't gotten that far yet. It made my afternoon.
posted by uncleozzy at 1:17 PM on June 18, 2004

very good.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:22 PM on June 18, 2004

Johnny: you're not alone in interpreting his misinterpretation that way. "Women window-shopping for men" is the implication, not "Men window-shopping for women", although it's interesting how one seems harmless whereas the other one seems derogatory.

uncleozzy: Yeah. That made the repetition and the frequent lame joke worth it.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 1:23 PM on June 18, 2004

I read the "Window-Shopping For Men" thing the same as the Johnny and DrJohn. Probably because the picture of the woman struck me as the "Look! A normal woman does this, so can you!" type, rather than the "Look, hot chicks are waiting for you!" type.
posted by dagnyscott at 5:32 PM on June 18, 2004

This one amused me too.
posted by Samizdata at 1:17 AM on June 19, 2004

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