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November, 2010

  1. You want me to do what?

    November 16, 2010 by copywronged

    I’ve got to commend the Museum of Science in Boston for making so many fantastic interactive displays – including a lot of exhibits that cater to the visually impaired. This one featured a button that you could press and, after a few moments, a scent was emitted that was not unlike that of the beach on a clear, sun-kissed day. But check out the text …

    “PUSH, HOLD AND SNIFF.” SERIOUSLY? Sigh. Say it with me, kids: THAT’S. WHAT. SHE. SAID.

    Location: Museum of Science, Boston, MA.


  2. Jacked up statue, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    November 15, 2010 by copywronged

    I have a sneaking suspicion that, while based on all outward appearances I seem to be a woman of 30 years of age, I am actually 12 years old.

    Why? Because upon encountering an ancient Egyptian statue in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston I found myself giggling like a middle schooler. And, consequently, I’d like to use the tried-and-true middle school defense: IT WASN’T ME! THEY STARTED IT.

    Here is the statue in question:

    Lovely, yes? And clearly deserving of quiet respect and reverence. But that’s difficult when the copy in front of it is so unintentionally absurd:

    For some reason the phrase “when the toes were found” is delightful to me. I will try to use it in polite conversation this week.

    There was a lot of talk about the statue’s “buttocks.”

    This has prompted so many questions …

    Apparently it needed to be molded in a more “naturalistic manner.” I have no idea what it looked like before, but when “not having an ass crack” is your ideal of “naturalistic” there are some serious problems. This is the more naturalistic result, for those of you playing along at home:

    This prompts the age-old philosophical question, “SWEET JESUS, more naturalistic than WHAT, EXACTLY?”

    Can you blame me for laughing like an idiot? I mean, come on …

    I can think of 12 ways this could have been described differently.

    They even admitted it.

    Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


  3. You say Goetze, I say Goatse

    November 11, 2010 by copywronged

    I am sure the good folks behind Goetze candies did not forsee, when they started their company over a century ago, that one day there would be an internet shock site with a name very similar to theirs. Location: Salem, OR

    I’m also sure they could not have imagined that the image associated with said site would be a picture, as Wikipedia so eloquently puts it, “showing a naked man stretching his anus with both hands … Below his gaping anus, his dangling penis and scrotum are visible …”

    Nor, I’m sure, could the founders of Goetze candies have imagined that any truly heinous, shocking, or long-tail sexually explicit photo would then be synonymous with the name of said site.

    If they did, I’m pretty sure they’d have changed the name of their company. Or, at the very least, stop making candy that looks like this:

    So very wrong.

    Location: Salem, OR