After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family…of mannequins.
This is a problem I’m sure we’ve all faced… It’s cold; you’ve got nothing on; but, hey, there’s a tiny pink sweater! It’s at times like these you wonder what good a little sweater can do to ward off the chill in the air.
There is a certain personality type that will be thrilled to discover the site “Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things.” They post nothing but pictures of unrelated objects that just so happen to conjoin with the most unexpected and gratifying perfection.
Now that the Olympics are over, Russia can get back to its normal programming. In this case, a kid lighting himself on fire and leaping off an apartment building…
The kid walked away from this death-defying stunt with only a bit of limp. He told the cops who reprimanded him for his stupidity, “I am into this kind of extreme things, I have been doing it for several years now.”
Why? Well, if you have to ask, you wouldn’t understand.
Back in the late 90′s, New York’s Bureau for At-Risk Youth sent batches of pencils to elementary schools to remind students that they were “TOO COOL TO DO DRUGS.”
The slogan is ambiguous right off the bat. (Depending on the implied subject and verb, the sentence has opposite meanings — “I am too cool to do drugs” or “It is too cool to do drugs.”) But that’s nitpicking and sort of beside the point. The real confusion set in when students started actually using the writing utensils.
Soon after the campaign began, a 4th-grade recipient of an anti-drug pencil observed that when he sharpened it, it soon read “COOL TO DO DRUGS.” Then simply, “DO DRUGS.” And finally, the simple suggestion, “DRUGS.”
A spokesperson admitted the mistake…
We’re actually a little embarrassed that we didn’t notice that sooner.
The pencils were recalled and a new batch was sent out with the same slogan but printed the other direction.