Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Another good advertisement skewering by Ad Age's Bob Garfield--this episode is about the hot new $450 Cross "Verve" pen:
[...] Three ads from Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis, apparently at a loss for anything else to say about a luxury pen, have focused instead of near-naked hotties about to do the dirty, or just finishing, and who can blame them, because they are both SOOOOOO HOT!!!!!!!!

Don't worry. It's not pornography. It's shot in black and white, so obviously it's art. [...]

We also presume all of this ridiculous erotic imagery is designed to make the Verve pen look sexy and sophisticated, as opposed to current Cross brand image of "bar mitzvah gift." [...]
Maybe Cross is suffering from pens envy.

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