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Old 09-05-02, 02:34 PM   #1
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Now who says the media is liberal?

I was looking at a magazine called Simple Living (or something like that) the other day at a friends house and saw a full page car ad. It was for Acura or Nissan, I can't remember. What was funny was that at the bottom was a "warning" in large print which read--"Warning: May cause feelings of superiority". I hope they were being ironic.

I was also recently reading the local classified ads and saw a half page self promotion by the paper to get people to advertise or buy from the classified section. In addition to items like "Rent your apartment in the PC clssifieds", was one that read, "Too young to drive? Find a bicycle in the classified ads". Jeez, why don't they just say--"Get caught drunk driving and lose your license? Find a bicycle in..."

The best thing I've seen lately though was some graffiti written on several sidewalks downtown that reads, "The bigger your car, the smaller your brain". Now that's a headline I can agree with. Or would that be more of a footnote?

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Old 09-05-02, 02:39 PM   #2
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Didn't Mercedes use to advertise "The right-of-way is built in?"

Something like that anyway.
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You are the media, not some newspaper or magazine.
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The best thing I've seen lately though was some graffiti written on several sidewalks downtown that reads, "The bigger your car, the smaller your brain". Now that's a headline I can agree with. Or would that be more of a footnote?

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We've got some positive media (I think) here in Edinburgh. Several buses have adverts on the back showing a side view of a bike with an x ray of the riders leg or arm (on the bike) showing plates and pins with the words "If you hit a bicycle it's not only car bodywork which will get damaged" (can't remember the exact wording)

Can't work out whether it's to scare us or make motorists more aware. Didn't seem to affect the taxi driver who tried to overtake me in lane coming up to a red light last night.!!
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Advertisement for a Condominium/Loft near the Downtown business disctrict in Detroit, painted in large letters on the side of a building, along a jam-packed rush hour thoroughfare:

If you lived here... You would already be home.

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...snip...some graffiti written on several sidewalks downtown that reads, "The bigger your car, the smaller your brain". ...snip...

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You sure you read that one right? To be more specific, are you sure it was "brain"?
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