It was visit day today so the next, and final, Philadelphia Story post will have to wait til Monday.
Meanwhile some shots of things that caught my interest walking downtown on the way to bus from my visit.
This is, don't you think, an interesting pitch for selling jeans. Once upon a time, some "cool" pastors tried to use jeans to sell religion. It didn't work. Apparently the opposite approach does. And what could "true" mean in this context? And why is he holding his T-shirt like that? Is it just me or does this ad seem like it's aimed at boys who like other boys?
The temptation is to ask when sexy went away but maybe they have a point. I mean, we keep hearing that "sex sells" but it is odd how much money and effort is spent selling sex. That applies to the first picture above too.
This is significant because it admits something that neither the people who promote porn nor the people who so desperately want to ban it never admit and that is that most porn is really boring. It seems to be the case that if you drain sex of everything that makes it human and meaningful it can sometimes be boring. Who would have guessed? (That backwards "k" is a fine example of cutting edge graphic design.)
You might not guess but The Prowlers and The Rookers and Jenny Woo are all bands and not ultimate fighting teams. I love the bit at the bottom where it says "no weapons". Punching people in the face is just fine but leave the shiv at home please.
I'm also shocked to see that there is no minority representation in this poster. Someone might almost get the impression that Oi music is all about racism and hate. Oh wait ...