Our tread, or you’re dead!

March 9, 2009

Okay, listen up, staff. If we want to grab the Michelin advertising account, we need to go in a bold new direction.

The world is in turmoil. Nobody wants to see some jolly inflated bozo, waving like an idiot.

So, our creative team has come up with Lady Skidmarks, designed to petrify folks at the very thought of riding on any other brand of tires.

Those familiar rolls in her dress represent not only tires, but Dante’s circles of hell, as well. Pure genius, eh?

Next, please turn your attention to our cutting-edge concept for changing the Pillsbury Doughboy to the “Pillsbury Artery-Clogging Death-Muffin Man.”

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Michelin Man hot air balloon in 1997 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Model presents a creation from Japanese designer Junya Watanabe’s Fall/Winter 2009/10 women’s collection during Paris Fashion Week, March 7, 2009. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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But will she go out in a storm, looking for her pup Micky?

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Will you never tire of this? You just keep going round and round…

Posted by Whiskers | Report as abusive

Can’t we move on to something else? We all know that the worst excesses of the fashion industry are utterly ludicrous. Enough already! Don’t you get tired of shooting fish in a barrel after a while? I know I do…

Posted by DM | Report as abusive

Not me…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I think there’s about a 50/50 ratio of actual Odd news to ridiculous fashion news in this blog. Personally I don’t mind all the fashion news, but it could use its own blog. Then again, all of this fabulous freaky fashion wouldn’t get the same readership if it wasn’t under Oddly Enough.

Posted by Neko | Report as abusive

It’s not just a dress it’s also a flotation device.

Posted by some guy named Tim | Report as abusive

not another dull fashion bull story… please give us some odd news!! we all know fashion is weird and odd but please give it its own tab. the title of this “our tread, or you’re dead” not right for this story. i thought cool a odd story about tires (keep in mind the winter storm problems) but no! it was a model that looks like the Michelin man (dressed like should i say) so what??!! who cares!!! i dont! so please give us some real odd news. thank you

Posted by charlie | Report as abusive

Is that gut a real designer or just a WantToBe?

Posted by detroit johnnie | Report as abusive

I think this article is funny or clever! I think all the blog/Oddly enough news confusion is rolling in due to the fact that the blogs are posted under oddly enough News on iGoogle pages…I still like the blog though!

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