Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What Were They Thinking?
    — Pull My Finger

“What Were They Thinking?” highlights products and presentations which just don’t make sense.

This poster is outside a computer repair businesses on Davie St. in Vancouver, BC.  It has been there for years, as long as I can remember (and I’ve been up to Vancouver at least once a year for years and years).  Sidestepping the question of what typo the white patch is covering up (and why they haven’t fixed it in a decade), the image itself always seems bizarre to me.  What is she pointing at?  What does her smile mean?
  • Is that what a computer looks like?
  • Windows 95?  You’ve gotta be kidding me!
  • If I stop smiling, I’ll cry because of all the viruses on this thing.
  • God damn this old junker is heavy.
  • Kittehs!
  • What do you know, you can beat Minesweeper after all!
  • I’m with stupid.
  • Come on, little guy.  Reach higher.  Pull my finger!

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