Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Okay ladies, thank you for coming to the Victoria’s Secret “bra launch” today. We’re sure you will enjoy your new purchases.
You were wise to sign up for this class on how to wear a brassiere, a must for any young woman going out into the world.
OUCH! Who did that? Who flung this bra at me with the elastic? See, that’s not what “bra launch” means, ladies!
Let’s start by taking them out of the package, and… Miss, you in the blue dress? It’s going to go in the front, not the back…
Okay, publishing staff, I’ll tell you why we called this meeting.
Children’s books aren’t selling as well as they used to. We need to retool them a bit for today’s more sophisticated kids, and for the the dads who do the bedtime reading.
You know, maybe even a tad risqué.
Now, Lamar has been brainstorming this, and he has some ideas for us. Lamar, fill us in….
Lamar, where the heck are you? I told you to meet me at the Motor Show.
I’m here, Boss. I’ll find you in a few minutes. I stopped in the men’s room by the Renault display.
Really? I just went by there and I didn’t see a men’s room.
I’m not surprised, Boss, it turns out in Switzerland they just put the stalls right out in the open. Those crazy Swiss, huh?
Okay Lamar, business hasn’t picked up at all, so I hope you REALLY saved money on today’s fashion show. We’re just about broke.
Don’t worry, Boss, this one is practically a freebie.
For starters, the dress we’re showing was made entirely with 40 starched linen napkins and some super-glue. The model was a really good sport.
Lamar! Why am I talking to you on your cell phone instead of in person? I put you in charge of delivering our new electric car here at the auto show! It’s missing, and so are you!
This place is full of journalists, cameras, live coverage, streaming video, all kinds of free publicity. Where’s my car?
Staff, this holiday season we’re going for broke. We’ve jammed our store full of flat-screen TVs of all sizes, wall-to-wall, and now we need to make shoppers think they can’t live without owning one.
Lamar, you were in charge of selecting content to excite the shoppers. They need to be slobbering, frothing at the mouth, willing to spend everything they have for one of these TVs.
Blog Guy, I know you get around. I’ve heard that U.S. celebrities, even superstars, often do TV commercials and endorsements for overseas markets, since they know the ads won’t be shown here. Does this happen a lot?
Yes, much more than you can imagine. Above, here’s a screen grab showing first lady Michelle Obama advertising for Susie’s House of Doilies on a home shopping network over in Indonesia.