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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Interesting Ads, Sundays in My City

UnknownMami hosts a wonderful party on Sundays. Please visit her blog to view beautiful sights throughout the world.

Welcome to Chico in Northern, Northern California. Today we're examining some interesting advertising tactics.

This one's just plain rude. ("If we can't make you look good, you're ugly!")

This one's for inexpensive canine spay and neutering. ("I'm neutered. But I still have my manhood.") Do people really think of dogs as manly? Moreover, do dogs think of themselves as manly? That's just weird.

Alas, here's a heartfelt sign (a tad sappy too) advertising apartment units. ("Let us win your heart.") Now that's more like it.

Thank you for visiting. Happy Sunday and new week.


  1. Wonder if that barber shop takes female clients? I need to go there. If they can make me look good, that would be great. If not, I'd be no worse off than I am now!

  2. Love and Hugs-- I like the cartoon that has the dog hanging out the widow yelling to his canine friend in the yard that "He is going to get Tutored"!!!!


  3. Now you've got me trying to think of a manly dog. Russell Crowe?

  4. That first one wouldn’t entice me at all – a perverted kind of false advertising. Like they’re ever going to tell a customer they’re ugly?

  5. Of course dogs are manly... well male ones are anyway! But I do like that Barber Shop one. Now that's real chutzpa!

  6. There's a dog in therapy right now discussing his emasculation because of neutering. Damn you, Bob Barker!

  7. I'm a huge fan of signs - needless to say I love this post. The barber sign is a hoot!!

    From SIMC

  8. The first one is rude the second one is confusing at best...must have been written by someone that recently had a vasectomy.
    Blessings, Joanne

  9. Isn't it funny what people will say when they want to sell us something? I really don't think my neutered dog cared about his manhood but maybe I'm wrong...
    Thanks for the laughs.


  10. I don't think it's the dogs that have the issue.

  11. Thanks, all. I really can't appreciate the concept of a canine feeling manly. Do female dogs feel womanly? No. It's just too weird.

    Happy Sunday and new week.

  12. Hehehe. I always ask my son's "barber" ah, no, men's salon if he'll give me a haircut. He always says no. Then I just grab my hair and chop the end off. So easy.

    Loved the pictures. And I am so distracted by the "Brits in the USA" blog on the left panel, because it has a picture of my all-time favorite Lt.Columbo.

    Really enjoy coming here, Robyn.

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures.

    You always are so clever. You may be my sister from another mister, but you got the clever gene!

    Have a great week sweetie!


  14. Diggin the barber shop sign! I empathize with whoever has to write schlock like this for a living. Because sometimes I have to write schlock like this for a living.

  15. heheh, these signs are better than just 'today's special offer 3.99'.
    These make us think! :)

  16. HAHAHAHA!!! These are hilarious and so wrong.

    The barbershop one is just plain RUDE. Sheesh. How is that a good advertising strategy?!

    And um, the god billboard? Ew.

  17. hahahahaha! I like the ugly one, lol! How did I miss this on SIMC yesterday? duh!

  18. hahaha! quite awesome ads.
    loved that barber sign.

    it made me literally lol!
    hugs x hugs!

    betty xx

  19. Maybe the vet means men are dogs.

  20. DO the barbers get only question....and what is your take on the last shot?
    I doubt if the bitches in season will be very happy to see the board...can they read, that's a topic for another post.

  21. Apparently, 'manhood' doesn't mean 'balls' in the canine world.
    Yet, my dog's "little orange friend" occasionally comes out to say hello.
    At least he no longer humps my leg.

  22. Rek, I don't know. I can't imagine they do get clients. I like the last shot, though the message is a bit over-the-top. It's just an apartment building.

    Leovi, the concept isn't appealing but there are far too many neglected and/or abused animals around here. I'm in favor of the procedure for that reason.

    Julie, good one!

    BLOGitse, true. They aren't boring. Thanks.

    Betty, many hugs back to you.

    Al, it's a good thing your dog no longer humps your leg. Right? (Just checking).

    Thanks, everyone. I hope your week is going smoothly.


  23. that barber shop sign is rude, but funny :)

  24. Ha ha ha! LOVE the barber shop sign! Love it!

  25. I don't like the barber one it's mean and to be honest if you can't make me look good maybe you're just not doing your job right. After all the challenge would be to make someone look good even if they aren't so good looking. I guess they take their profession more as a joke though so I shouldn't get so serious.

    I like the Manhood one. Shows that there's more to being a man. Hm interesting Robyn you posted something pro men. 8-o Even if it is referring more to dogs :-P.

  26. Haha - I love the first one. It's honest and definitely attracts attention. There's no such thing as bad publicity.

    I don't trust real estate agents. A sign like that would make me run a mile. haha call me a cynic...
    Good eye there Robyn.


  27. Always funny Robyn! Isn't it amazing what we can see if we keep our eyes open?
    Have a great evening!

  28. The things people come up with...Lol