New York Shitty Day Ender: Best. Billboard. EVER.

April 19, 2009 by
Filed under: Area 51, Brooklyn 



This, what is hands-down the best advertisement to grace Kings County and perhaps even the world, hails from Marine Park and comes courtesy of my good friend Rowan. She was kind enough to not only give me permission to feature the above photographs but also took the time to give me the “back story” behind this piece of anatomically correct advertising. She writes:

I (we – two other friends were there, too) saw this while driving on Flatbush Ave. in Marine Park… the conversation went something like this:

Emily: oh look, a giant billboard about hemorrhoids. gross. (everyone laughs and ews). then, we move a few stop lights closer…

Me: What is that in the word proctology? Is that…an ASS?!? (HAHAHAHA!)

Emily: OH MY GOD! It IS an ass! (HAHAHAHA!)

Chris: Holy SHIT, it’s an ass. (HAHAHAHA!)

Me: Or a hemorrhoid? No, that’s going too far.

Chris: It could be a piece of corn, too.

Emily: No, it’s an ass. AN ASS!

At this point we are laughing uncontrollably. And I’m thanking my stars that i got into the habit of taking my camera with me whenever i go anywhere.

You’re not the only one.

Laughing uncontrollably.

And thanking her lucky stars you carry a camera everywhere you go! What’s more, I’d like to shake the hand of the man (or woman) who came up with this punchy piece of ass typography. Wait— I take that back:

I have a pretty good idea where his (or her) fingers have been.

Miss Heather


7 Comments on New York Shitty Day Ender: Best. Billboard. EVER.

  1. rowan on Sun, 19th Apr 2009 10:00 pm
  2. thank you, thank you. i can only hope that this gives NYS readers as much to giggle about as it did myself and my two friends. it must also be said at this point, that we noted the absence of, well, an asshole. i guess there was some kind of censorship involved here. but thankfully, not a whole lot. XD

  3. missheather on Sun, 19th Apr 2009 10:03 pm
  4. That ass looks pretty firm. Whoever it belongs to might have hemorrhoids but is clearing doing some Pilates or hitting the squat press or stairmaster!

  5. d on Mon, 20th Apr 2009 1:02 am
  6. I was in Marine Park yesterday too as well as Sheepshead Bay and I somehow missed this, dammit! Funny as hell.

  7. stewartparis on Mon, 20th Apr 2009 10:28 am
  8. Really don’t want to ruin the fun, but I do believe that is a prostate. I prefer corn as explanation.
    To add to the educational experience, I am a Physician assistant and while in school, to learn what a normal prostate is supposed to feel like, we were told, the normal prostate is supposed be about the size of a walnut and to feel like the end of your nose, one that you would be suspicious of cancer is similar to the bridge of your nose (firm or even nodular) and an infected prostate (prostatitis) would feel like your cheek (boggy).

    I love that whenever I discuss this with patients or friends, people inevitably sample their nose, to see what that feels like. Imagine a room full of PA students with looks of clarification while touching their nose, but imagining it was while their finger was up a strangers butt!!!! Or even better imagine a student during a real exam, not sure about the exam, touching their nose while the other hand is doing THE exam.

    Hopefully there are NY Shitty friends across the borroughs touching their noses right now.

  9. rowan on Mon, 20th Apr 2009 2:32 pm
  10. Prostate, corn, ass or hemorrhoid – it is still a genius and hilarious bit of typography.

  11. bitchcakes on Mon, 20th Apr 2009 5:51 pm
  12. I think to most people, it will look like an ass. Even if it’s a photo of a peach, it’s close enough for me. I love this sign! Thank you, Rowan and Miss Heather. (For the record, I did touch my nose while reading the PA’s comment)

  13. missheather on Mon, 20th Apr 2009 5:57 pm
  14. Methinks I’ll have to make the Mister my laboratory subject when he gets home from work! This is purely for the sake of science, mind you. 😉

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