Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday Afternoon Puzzler



Speaking only for Team Testosterone, it wouldn't occur to me that there had been a sudden onslaught of unawareness.

However, based upon the number of women entering this store, located in an upscale shopping district, there is a crisis afoot.

Dunno, it seems to me they are using a battering ram on a wide open door.

On the other hand, should humanity be facing a burgeoning awareness crisis, you'd think the best shirt would be no shirt at all.

12 Comments:

Blogger erp said...

Just a guess, but could be breast cancer awareness?

October 15, 2007 5:48 AM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Not a chance.

October 15, 2007 6:19 AM  
Blogger erp said...

They look like ordinary t-shirts and the pictures aren't that provocative, so what else?

October 15, 2007 7:51 AM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

What country?

October 15, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

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October 15, 2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

erp:

No, they aren't that provocative. However, the obvious attitude of each, uh, figure on the shirt is along the lines of "HEY YOU, YOU, AND YOU THREE OVER THERE. LOOK AT WHAT I GOT FOR MY BIRTHDAY!"

In a sense, I can understand. If MEDs*, two of your primary weapons for maintaining control over a large, subjugated, population were to lose their effectiveness, then a robust response is obviously in order.

Harry:

Manly, New South Wales, Australia.

October 15, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

*MEDs: Male Enslavement Devices.

October 15, 2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger erp said...

This string is over my head, thank God.

October 15, 2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

Actually erp was right the first time. If you enlarge the photo, you'll see the breast cancer awareness logo at the bottom of the poster.

But your post did remind me of hearing some fashion maven once say that "this year, big breasts are in". I thought "when were they ever out?"

October 15, 2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Actually erp was right the first time. If you enlarge the photo, you'll see the breast cancer awareness logo at the bottom of the poster.

I hadn't noticed that until you mentioned it.

Considering three of us were all similarly completely bamboozled by the apparently infinite superfluity of such a revolution -- aided very much, I might add, by the shirt designs themselves -- then at the very least the marketing is sending something between a very mixed message, and the wrong message entirely.

I took a Sydney harbor tour today; on returning to the dock, which is right next to where the cruise ships tie up, there was a big red bus on the wharf.

On the side, in large white letters was "The Uplifting Australia Tour".

On top of the bus was an intimidatingly large inflated bra.

I still think something is going on.

October 15, 2007 8:11 PM  
Blogger erp said...

I just read that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you're probably right that something is going on -- an addle-brained ad campaign.

October 16, 2007 5:01 AM  
Blogger Susan's Husband said...

And now Instapundit has noticed it as well, with a link to a video of MEDs being used to control male driving habits.

October 16, 2007 6:37 AM  

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