Sunday, September 20, 2009


More tasteless adverts

For last Saturday’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, I took the Metro-North commuter train into New York City. As we passed the new 153rd Street station, the one at Yankee Stadium, I saw that the platform was peppered with advertisements for a Tex-Mex fast-food chain. The ads all depicted a foil-wrapped burrito, and each had a different blurb.

The blurbs mostly connected to baseball in some way. One had, “We have a great farm team,” tying together the idea of farm-fresh ingredients in the burrito with farm teams in baseball. Silly, but appropriate.

Another of the ads said this:

Stop licking the foil
and put it in already!
Is it just me, or... well, it’s a burrito. It’s long and cylindrical. This just seems wildly inappropriate, far more a sexual reference than a baseball one.

Think of the children!

Man taking Rorschach test: Why are you looking at me like that, doc? You’re the one with the dirty pictures.

1 comment:

Sue VanHattum said...

It's not just you, Barry, 'put it in' is definitely a sexual reference in most people's minds.

Of course, text isn't as bad as sexualized graphics, in my opinion.