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November 22nd, 2005


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10:54 am - oh, and before I forget
Dear South Station:

Okay, okay, we get it. There's a whisky from Dewar's that is available for purchase wherever fine spirits are sold. We understand this, thanks to the fifty-three banners, posters, and floor ads plastered all over this fine transportation nexus of ours. There's no need to continue putting them up. I am sure the recovering alcoholics among us would agree as well, as the total bombardment from all sides of one's periphery must make for some truly difficult commutes.




Yours truly,
A gin drinker

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From:bostonista
Date:November 22nd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
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Walking up the stairs from the subway to the train station gave me vertigo. I think it was the ghost of hangovers past.
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From:orionsmom
Date:November 22nd, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
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It was creepy. Especially the stairs. I was kind afraid I was gonna fall over.
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From:minkrose
Date:November 22nd, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. I spent enough time there on Sunday to be fed up myself (especially as a vodka and rum drinker). Though thankfully I wasn't hungover.
I don't understand the only-one-product ad campaigns. It's really not that effective; I just get sick of looking at it instead of interested. The MBTA seems to be doing that a lot lately, though.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 22nd, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm hoping they're getting a fat chunk of change from Apple for giving South Station, Downtown Crossing and Park Street over to the iPod People. Not that it'll go towards any kind of maintenance or improvement, I know...
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From:daisyglaze
Date:November 22nd, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Dewar's: At least one thing will go smoothly today!
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 22nd, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Do you work for them or what?! That's totally what the ads are like. The one that's on the sides of a flight of stairs says "A STEP ABOVE THE REST" and stuff. OH EM GEE YOU SHOULD TOTALLY WORK FOR ME. I MEAN, 'EM.
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From:daisyglaze
Date:November 22nd, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Hee, no, just quoting a Patton Oswalt bit about liquor ads and how they know they're totally catering to boozers. "I hate my job, I can't stand fuckin' that hedgehog of a wife, but YOU'RE MY BUDDY, DEWAR'S! I'm gonna sneak you into the movies in my tummy!"
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 22nd, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Awwwwwwww. I loves me some Patton Oswalt.
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From:chanaleh
Date:November 23rd, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Yeah, I've noticed those (running the gauntlet of them twice a day, as I do). The whole saturate-a-space-with-one-product campaign that the T's been allowing is actually pretty creepy, I find. Like when all the ads on a given T car are for the Same Product.

Though when recently riding in a car whose ads were split between Bud (or something) and Mitchum deodorant, it did amuse me to be in the MAN CAR!

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