Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm A Blogging Fool Tonight

Two things I Saw On A Short Walk:

1.) A young woman cussing out an older woman whilst carrying a huge potted fern.

2.) A billboard: (more or less quoted verbatim, my memory isn't what it used to be) "Recession 101: Interesting fact about recessions: They end." There was no attribute on the billboard, so I didn't know if it was a movie trailer or installment one of a new cell phone ad campaign or a secret message from Obama's socialist home planet, or what.

Post Script: after posting this post, er publishing this post, I thought: there is no excuse for ignorance when you've got the Google, so I googled the Recession billboard. According to a NYT blog, the billboards are a lighhearted response to the economy “funded by an anonymous East Coast donor who was depressed about how the country was reacting to the economy’s tailspin.” Depressed? Lighthearted? Which is it?

OK, but—according to Outdoor Advertising Association of America Inc. dot org (, "Recession 101 is the latest public service campaign available to OAAA members. OAAA members and printers are encouraged to donate space and materials to post this uplifting and inspirational creative in their markets." Can you have an Inc. in your name and still be a dot org? This whole thing gets fishier and fishier.

I wonder what would the potted fern girl would think.