Going through our mailbag, we came across this from a reader sent to us back in October:
These have been appearing on the bus shelter at Pico and Motor for the last couple of weeks (right across from the Fox lot where it'll do the most damage) . I forgot to take a picture of the one where this person calls the people responsible for the ad a "bunch of slobs". I was trying to come up with something pithy to say but I'm part of Hollyweird, so I'm not capable of higher thought.
We see how you high-strung art directors might get your tighty whities in a twist seeing an excellent example of key art like this being defaced; however, the bus shelters may be privately owned, but the poster is viewed from a public space. As Fran Lebowitz once said, “Your right to wear a green polyester suit ends where it meets my eyes."
In answer to the editorial comments slapped onto these works of art and commerce: Hollyweird is simply markeing to its most actively engaged viewership, which just happens to be in a state of arrested adolescence. The stupid, the tasteless, the violent and the offensive are a prized demographic and higher thought will only result in low ratings and flat opening weekends.
Greetings comrades! We are back following a months-long stint in rehab to treat our affluenza and an unfortunate addiction to huffing Bestine®.
As many of you know, there’s nothing like a court-ordered respite from entertainment advertising to see the true craptacularity of this business. Case in point: the age-old custom of screwing over the hired help.
We would tell you which creative shop we hear is perpetrating the heinous crime of not paying their fearless freelancers, but that would NOT be OK. In fact, it would be the exact reverse.
So, with that in mind we are revising our Bottom Twenty and putting this in at Number One.