It has been brought to our attention that the comments posted on that "These office hours are killing me"blog have descended into that vitriolic sort of coarseness we see all to often here on the Internets.
Worst of all, some execrable wretch has dragged the good name of Edwina Trout into this low discourse. My goodness! All this manly talk of vaginas and tampons!
It's odd how often certain gentlemen employees confuse being used as a tool with actually having a tool.
One of the many life wasting pixel pushers we count among our readership sent us The Brave One one-sheet, (which perfectly captures the actress Jodie Foster frozen in a moment of tortured acting) along with the comment:
Dear Edwina –
Your recent entry (Boarding Gate) is a splendid example of the time honored "gun-crotch
proximity paradox" design tradition.
For the many, many perverts we count among our readership, you can read more about girls, guns and genitalia at Posterwire.com.
One of the many high-strung creative types we count among our readership sent us this piece of Eurotrash along with this outraged comment:
My Dear Ms. Trout,
Have the French film marketers no sense of decorum?!!
For God sakes, she's biting her nails!!
All American Art Director
Although we mere mortals never suffer the slings and arrows of peevishness quite as deeply as our artistic brethren, we nonetheless share their sense of horror at this obvious debasement of movie marketing.
Fortunately, for our country and for all American art directors, the domestic one-sheet is in far better taste.
One of the many barking mad account execs we count among our readership sent us this request:
I need your vast knowledge to help me with this one - what are other phallic posters has the MPAA approved besides Deuce Bigelow (leaning tower of Pisa), 40 Days 40 Nights (all type block), Private Parts (Howard Stern)?
Phallic Poster Challenged
Fortunately for our delicate sensibilities, it looks like the menfolk over at posterwire.com have already risen to the occasion.
As for the Howard Stern one-sheet, we’ll have to kick that one over to Ecclesiastes:
Is there a thing of which it is said “See, this is new”?
It has already been done, in the ages before us.
Apparently that Dorm Daze one-sheet we posted on March 20th wasn’t quite the bottom of the barrel. Turns out it was preceded by this teaser poster… that is, if a poster that actually blows can still be considered a teaser.
Actually, it’s two weenies and a long neck beer bottle joke. (Click on image for larger view) Remember the howls of outrage when that upstart Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal? How all those old old-guard conservatives regarded brash, young Rupert as the proverbial turd in the punchbowl? Well, just when they finally got their tighty-whiteys unbunched, FBC’s crackerjack ad team comes up with THIS.