Friday, February 24, 2006

Help Wanted

How's this for sophistictaed marketing?

No, not the flier, but the Post-It below, affixed to a signal box at the corner of 81st and 4th in Brooklyn:


Uh, ok.

On an unrelated note, last night gave the U.S.A. a silver medallist in Ladies' Figure Skating. The Post and the Daily News ran the same headline on the back page. Here's one version:

Congrats to all the medalists. I feel bad for Irina Slutskaya, whose bronze medal fell far below her expectations of gold. It will be interesting to see how her local press treats her. Check out this quote from (yes, I know this is a jump, but humor me) the Pravda website:


Condoleezza Rice's anti-Russian stance based on sexual problems

and they quote a man named Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the Liberal and Democratic Party of Russia:

”Complex-prone women are especially dangerous. They are like malicious mothers-in-law, women that evoke hatred and irritation with everyone. Everybody tries to part with such women as soon as possible. A mother-in-law is better than a single and childless political persona, though.

”This is really scary. Ms. Rice's personal complexes affect the entire field of international politics. This is an irritating factor for everyone, especially for the East and the Islamic world. When they look at her, they go mad.

”Condoleezza Rice needs a company of soldiers. She needs to be taken to barracks where she would be satisfied. On the other hand, she can hardly be satisfied because of her age. This is a complex. She needs to return to her university and teach students there. She could also deal with psychological analysis.

”The true reason of Ms. Rice's attack against Russia is very simple. Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention. Releasing such stupid remarks gives her the feeling of being fulfilled. This is the only way for her to attract men's attention.”

All this because Dr. Rice made some negative comments about Russia and a gas crisis in Ukraine.

The whole piece can be read here.

And please, no tirades against me from anonymous neo-con bloggers. I am posting this, not because I dislike Doctor Rice, but because I find the comments absurdly amusing. I was looking at the Pravda site to see if they said anything about Slutskaya, and found this instead. I imagine BillyBlog will see a spike in hits today, as it attracts those Googlers typing in "Condoleeza Rice" and "sexual problems."

Have a nice weekend.

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