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I did an idle search for TP. The very first choice right at the top of the page was for toilet paper masks. I had heard there was deceptive advertising. It’s done to sell product. This was amusing. And it’s gone. I went back a minute later and the offering was gone. The amazon police got ’em. There’s plenty of TP for sale too. There’s none in the grocery. If you believe the ‘hole corona thing is a hoax, why do you buy TP like it’s a scarce commodity. I live in a conservative Republican community and there’s not a sheet of TP to be found in any grocery. You guys! It’s magic, watch the hand…. Meanwhile, I won’t be buying masks tonight either. Credit Amazon for their vigilance.


Unintended, I’m Sure

IMG_6024Censorship is so wacky in this country, you have to shake your head in amazement sometimes. There are numerous instances. Just to refresh you, there is the blurring of faces in advertisements that stores show. You see a camp scene and six people gathered to model clothing and all the faces are blurred. They blur the monuments in the cemetery because of the crosses. I kid you not. This was a most puzzling scene in the movie Sherlock Holmes that I watched on the airplane. I am, by now, used to blurred spots where a bit of risqué cleavage (top button undone) might show. And often whole scenes are simply deleted leaving a gap in the plot that you would have to find imagination to fill.

So here is a billboard poster right on Thalia Street. It’s for yogurt. I get it even without benefit of translation. But if you look a different way, wouldn’t this be a fertility poster as well. Egg and well you guess….wait till someone else gets the same idea. Maybe it’s just me but now that you have a second look…? (If you’re extremely dim, the red berries are the cell nucleus.)


Clothes

 

IMG_1647There’s a lot to learn here. First it is against the rules to show faces. So it is routine to have missing faces in advertisements. This is all well and good until a patient arrives in the clinic with a completely veiled face or at most the eyes showing. Then they ask me if I remember them. It would not be polite to laugh. But seriously…..!

Behind closed doors, high walls, and covered windows someone is pretty racy. Ah? Remember Victorian England? One more comment – no one is as thin as the display models. When the average BMI is way over 30….

And men were this style like a suit. If you look there are choices in color. But 95% or more are all wearing white. So it is unusual for me to notice there’s any color choice.

IMG_1646And men wear this style like a suit. If you look there are choices in color. But 95% or more are all wearing white. So it seems unusual for me to notice there’s any color choice.

 


Billboard

In case you missed yesterday, the billboard is politically incorrect and certainly has me wondering what its impact would be if it were advertising today. But that was then and this is now. Recently the NYC police allowed topless body painting in Times Square and bottomless after dark. It’s a freedom of speech right. I won’t comment on the politics. It’s a great country. To paraphrase one Supreme Court Justice’s comment on the topic of pornography, “I know it when I see it.”