Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Advertising Slogans

I just received an e-mail from a friend of mine who works in the advertising business. He was responding to a voicemail I left him three days ago that he just received today.

Verizon - We never stop working for you. Then again, we may.
Verizon - Stay connected. Get a land line.
Verizon - More bars than any other service, except in (name your town) which already has more than enough bars.*

*Nice use of a homonym as he was referring to the number of establishments that sell liquor in the town which I won't mention by name.

Thanks for the laugh my friend.

1 comment:

Message from Jake Danger's Psychiatrist said...

A little ingenuity goes a long way! (-;

Press Release

June 17, 2009, United Press - Confidential sources have confirmed that archaeologists working at a site in Abydos, Egypt on the west bank of the Nile made a major find in May 2009. Due to its potentially explosive nature, notification of the find was withheld from the press until radiocarbon dating could be completed. Here is the text of their press release dated June 15, 2009:

In the presence of over two dozen witnesses, a previously unknown tomb, probably of royal origin, was uncovered at an archaeological dig in Abydos, Egypt in the early morning hours of May 22, 2009. When the tomb was breached, the mummified hands of an ancient Egyptian male were found clutching a manuscript entitled “101 Things I Wanna Do Before I Die”. Subsequent investigations could uncover no evidence of any previous breach of the tomb. In fact, the tomb was filled with valuable Egyptian jewelry that surely would have been taken by any previous entrant.

The find attracted attention because radiocarbon dating has consistently indicated that the manuscript dates from sometime in the 16th century B.C., yet it is written in modern American English and describes places, events and technologies that no ancient writer could have known about. Quite frankly, we are at a loss to explain this. Excerpts of this astonishing manuscript are available at www.101thingsiwannadobeforeidie.blogspot.com.

Anyone possessing information concerning this story is welcome to contact the United Press at unitedpress@rocketmail.com.

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