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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:43 PM
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Airline ad poster in a Long Island Railroad train in Penn Station, NYC.

What could possibly go wrong?



Because there's nothing that will endear NYC commuters to your airline like massive cluelessness.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:51 PM
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1. As it turns out
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 08:01 PM by Shagbark Hickory
I didn't figure it out.
:shrug:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:53 PM
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2. Instant classic.. n/t
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:55 PM
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3. It that
one of the Twin Towers on the right?
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:57 PM
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6. It's the MetLife (formerly PanAm) Building...
...unless it's been renamed again without my realizing it.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:59 PM
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9. On second thought it looks too low down to be WTC
I guess I got it wrong.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:55 PM
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4. Website could use some sprucing up.
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 08:01 PM by Shagbark Hickory
Be sure to type in "www" or it won't come up/
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:01 PM
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11. So they're sub-par with advertising, with website design...
...Not feeling an urge to board one of their planes.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:55 PM
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5. OK, I admit, I don't get it
Hint?
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:57 PM
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7. sd
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 07:59 PM by Shagbark Hickory
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:58 PM
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8. Hints:
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 08:26 PM by JHB
1) Airliner (Airbus?)
2) Flying over NYC
3) at buiding-level
4) any reminders of 10 years and 2 months ago, today?
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:00 PM
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10. I guess people are still hypersensitive over 9-11.
And they expect other people to be as well.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:04 PM
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13. Having part of your landscape wiped out, and a couple thousand people with it...
...tends to do that.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:03 PM
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12. Honestly, did not one ad man see a problem with this? nt
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:34 PM
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14. My mother would have said to the ad person--------
Don't you ever just stop and THINK?

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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:48 PM
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15. I don't see any thing wrong with the ad. It truly does not have anything to do with 9-11.
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 08:49 PM by BlueJazz
...only if you want it to...
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:56 PM
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16. I looked it over carefully and could find nothing wrong with it.
Then I read the explanation and I still don't see anything wrong with it.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:07 PM
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17. An Airbus...
...flying below the tops of the buildings in New York City,

...and some people don't see a problem? :shrug:

How about an ad that showed children playing with Drano and an EZ Bake Oven?
...any problems?
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:11 PM
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18. But it's flying AWAY from the building
AND we're talking about it.

Not sure that qualifies as a fail.
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