Thursday, April 23, 2009

When I saw it...sorry, saw her on a street in front of a nondescript cell phone store, I couldn't pull over fast enough to grab a formal portrait. It's bad enough we've had to tolerate the visual blight on our cities for years by every buy-here, pay-here car dealership trying so hard to convince you that you should slow, stop and turn into their place because their brand and reputation is personified out-front by a huge, ridiculous - wiggling - cold air inflatable gator, gorilla and Santas. It never worked. Now that the near demise of the American auto industry has put all these giant, colorful, yet lovable 40-foot creatures out of work (sigh!), cell phone companies are obviously snapping up bargains to plop down in front of you on our roadways to bring attention to their brand. Ye, sure. It's working. Right? This particular gal, I'll call her pink gorilla bikini babe, is doing her very best. (She even applied a fresh coat of red toenail polish.) Just keep her cold air pumping. And guard your friends and family.


7 comments:

Hilda said...

Oh goodness. I sure hope this is one thing Manila doesn't copy from the US…

Well spotted! Though I guess she's quite hard to miss ;)

B Squared said...

Reminds me of the line, "no-one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

Shadow said...

I raelly can't think of anything to say, except that there is a huge head-less man (at least, I think it's a man) at a local car dealership that might give her a run for her money!

D said...

We had the male version of this lovely on top of a crane advertising equipment for rent. One day he deflated, and my husband said, "the gorilla's gone" to the rhythm/melody of "the thrill is gone" it was hilarious.
Guess you'd have had to been there.

Krissy said...

When driving by this afternoon, Lucas said, "What's that, Mommy? What's that???" and I found myself at a loss for words. We drove by three times so he could get a good look.

Frank said...

I really must much search harder and find all the unemployed and now homeless gorillas strewn across the countryside. (Is there a perfect mate for pink gorilla bikini babe someone out there? Plaintively calling her name?)

this too will pass said...

'in the best possible taste'; nice photoblog you have here