The Reign Of Advertising Terror Continues

June 20, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Not content with tormenting Crosstown Local patrons with images of deformed feet, the MTA has kicked it up a notch with this advertisement touting “Hongo Killer”. It is emblazoned on a B61 bus headed to Ikea Terminal.

This is Mr. Hongo. Or would that be Mr. Killer? This sexually ambiguous little character might be cute, but what he seeks to eradicate is most decidely not.

A one hour bus ride and negotiating swarms of errant house apes are child’s play compared to the horror that is el hongo. Ikea crazy Greenpointers have your Metrocards ready, your chariot to affordable Scandinavian style has arrived!

Miss Heather


2 Comments on The Reign Of Advertising Terror Continues

  1. jake_tuff on Fri, 20th Jun 2008 10:23 am
  2. I’m not saying you’re inaccurate in how alot of Ikea shoppers act in the store, but house apes? I hope that term isn’t misconstrued and you have to do an internet apology tour, I’d really miss your blog.

  3. missheather on Fri, 20th Jun 2008 11:16 am
  4. For the record, my father invented the term “house ape”. It was his way of making reference to unattended and/or poorly behaved children. In the context of this post, I am alluding to the former.

    I am constantly amazed at how lackadaisical parents are in regards to supervising their children here. IN NEW YORK CITY.

    FOR EXAMPLE: I have been interrupted while eating dinner (at 9 o’clock at night) by some errant young ‘un babbling nonsense to me. The mother promptly came over. She did not retrieve her child, rather, she restated the child’s question and expected me to answer it. Mind you, I was eating dinner. It took every iota of restraint I had to keep from yelling at her. I answered her question tersely, she went back to talking with her friend, I resumed eating and her toddler continued running amok. At one point I saw him dangling precariously from a 4 foot tall ledge. Has he fallen, he would have surely broken an arm.

    My point is this: I have no issue with children, per se. There are simply some places/circumstances where children would best be left at home— or housed in the child safety seat of a shopping cart. While all house apes are children, not all children are house apes. The difference lies with the parents.

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