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May 29th, 2006


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02:14 pm - BOF FRI FLEU


There's an explanation behind all this, but really, d'you reckon it'd help things?

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From:luckimunki
Date:May 29th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
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I saw that on the T yesterday!
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From:alphacygni
Date:May 29th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I have been trying for weeks now to figure out what BOF FRI FLEU is neurologically-injured-mumbling-ish for. I spent a while assuming it must be some obvious phrase, but garbled, and I just wasn't getting it. I have progressed to assuming that it doesn't mean anything, and then to assuming that there must be a deep inside joke. Also, it looks so French. What's up with that?

(Same posters are on the PVTA buses.)
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 29th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
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That's exactly what's been bothering me. I've been trying for a few weeks now to decipher what that stroke lady is trying to say, and coming up with nothing.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 29th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
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The fact that this SERIOUS STROKE AWARENESS poster is A. filled with goofy cartoon faces and B. written in Comic Sans doesn't help, either.
From:emshort
Date:May 29th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
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I am reminded of a Weekly World News article on how to recognize the aliens among us. Does granny speak a strange language? SHE MIGHT BE FROM MARS.
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From:tikva
Date:May 30th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
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Well, shit, I work a few cubes down from the folks doing that campaign; want me to ask them?
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:May 29th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
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That looks like a "how to diagnose a stroke" poster or something like that.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 29th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
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That it is, that it is.
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From:jodied
Date:May 29th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I understood that perfectly. I don't know what's wrong with everyone else. Uhin al ter?
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From:joenotcharles
Date:May 29th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Does their speech sound strange
Like there are letters re-arranged
A little bit jumbled and jivey -

Try "bof fri fleu"
And "dof fri fleu"
And "oodel oodel oodel oodel woot gi livy"
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 30th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
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It's a hit!
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From:invisibelle
Date:May 29th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, the subject matter doesn't seem like it ought to be treated with such flippancy. I like to think I have a pretty healthy sense of humor, but... dude.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 30th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that's the thing of it. It's strangely goofy up til the end. The first three panels in the ad are cute cartoony people with stroke symptoms (uneven face, arm problems, "bof fri fleu") and then the last panel says EVERY SECOND, BRAIN CELLS DIE!!

Which is correct, yes, but wow, what a sucker punch.
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From:invisibelle
Date:May 29th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Also: why the "their" and "them"? In what situation will someone ever be trying to determine whether two or more people have had a stroke at the same time? Bizarre.
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From:prog
Date:May 30th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
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ARRH "THEM" IS A PERFECTLY FINE NON-GENDERED SINGULAR PRONOUN! DAMMIT

Chaucer did it!! Probably Shakespeare and Moses and Buddha too! I bet.
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From:invisibelle
Date:May 30th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
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Heh, I'm a journalist. We don't care about Chaucer.
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From:jodied
Date:May 30th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
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APA guidelines state that pronouns should be gender-neutral, unless refering to a specific person.
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From:invisibelle
Date:May 30th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
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That's great, but it has nothing to do with journalism. Unless you meant AP.
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From:jodied
Date:May 30th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I did mean APA guidelines, which is what the medical/social services field uses. It would be relevant in this case, because of who put it out (Pensylvania's DPH, I think did it originally. It's in another comment on here).
From:cynicalgal
Date:May 30th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)

Don't speak stroke?

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She (he?) is obviously saying "Call my son."
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 30th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)

Re: Don't speak stroke?

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"Call my son? Yeah, you're gonna have to call my son, cause God forbid he take five minutes out of his incredibly busy day to call his own mother, such a bigshot lawyer now, feh, I used to change his dirty diapers, maybe he should think about that... oh, by the way, I think I'm having a stroke."
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From:mwittier
Date:May 30th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
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I think I have a crush on the doctor.
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From:ron_newman
Date:May 30th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
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That seems way too long to be a TV commercial. Or is that a whole bunch of spots, strung together?
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From:tyopsqueene
Date:May 31st, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
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OK so I commented on the other post before I saw this one 'cos I'm reading backwards. ANd I still don't get it.
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From:offy
Date:June 3rd, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
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Let me try that again this time with the URL. It looks like the extended video is at this URL which is the same one as posted above, but they've also got other materials that you can print out as well.

http://www.maclearinghouse.com/CatalogHDSP.htm
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From:chanaleh
Date:May 28th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Incidentally, there is now a local band called Bof Fri Fleu.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 29th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
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When she thinks that there's a stroke incoming
Mother Mary comes to you
Speaking words of wisdom:
Bof Fri Fleu

Edited at 2008-05-29 04:07 am (UTC)
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From:timbobimbo
Date:June 13th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
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too lazy to read through all the threads, but if you watch the ads on youtube the lady is trying to say, "the sky is blue." lmfao

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