Great Moments In Advertising: Drumsticks For The Masses!

March 16, 2011 by
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Yours truly has seen a great deal of interesting advertising campaigns over the years. Curiously enough, a great many seem to involve fried chicken. Go figure. In any case, prior to stumbling upon this specimen (which hails from Broadway) I popped into a local bodega to get a cup of tea. It was there I overheard the chap at the cash register bantering with a customer regarding the tsunami in Japan. The latter:

I’m waiting for one to hit the Empire State Building.

Cashier: Tsunamis don’t get that big.

Customer: Yes they do. The biggest one ever was 500 times taller than the Empire State Building!

That’s pretty damned high, gentle readers. Then again, so was this guy. In all seriousness, bodega banter might be good for a chuckle but what is happening in Japan most decidedly is not. For this reason I encourage those of you who are able (Hey, I know times are tough) to make a donation to the Red Cross. This can be done by clicking here. Thanks!

Miss Heather



4 Comments on Great Moments In Advertising: Drumsticks For The Masses!

  1. warmsleepy on Wed, 16th Mar 2011 3:46 pm
  2. “Epic win” is an overused phrase, but that sign–and your photo thereof–is full of epic win. It makes me think of that part in “Independence Day” when the people all gather to see the alien motherships land, and they’re looking up all happy, but instead of nice stuff and puppies and whatnot, death rays spew forth, destroying them all. Imagine if it had been buckets of fried chicken instead of death rays?

  3. missheather on Wed, 16th Mar 2011 3:52 pm
  4. Or imagine if in “Tommy” when Ann Margret smashes the television set with a champagne bottle chicken nuggets and assorted dipping sauces came out? And she straddled a big drum stick!

  5. tugbote on Wed, 16th Mar 2011 5:08 pm
  6. Made me think of Bobby Moynihan’s character Anthony Crispino on SNL who relays second-hand ‘news’ that always ends up as outlandish, exaggerated tall tales full of misinformation which he believes to be unequivocally true.

    There seems to be no shortage of such people in Brooklyn and/or NYC in general (at least in my experience).

  7. deadzebra on Wed, 16th Mar 2011 10:12 pm
  8. Not 500x as tall as the empire state, but frighteningly they can get AS tall as the empire state. See where damage was measured 1,720 feet up. Insane.

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