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November 2nd, 2006


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01:49 pm - the gazillion-buck mistake, plus the world's most disturbing T ad.
I missed my 9:00 appt with Doc Sarcastic today. This Tuesday-Friday work schedule thing throws me off every time, because during the work week, I honestly don't think "Monday" or "Wednesday," I think "Second day in a row I've worked" or "last day in a row I'll work." Thursday, then, usually corresponds with "Fourth day in a row I've worked" but, well, not anymore.

I completely forgot today was Thursday until it was about 10:30 and I'd given myself a no-show. And that's not such a good thing, seeing as how I remember signing a piece of paper the first time I went to the doc's office that said "Oh yeah, if I don't show up for any of my appointments without giving you 24 hours' notice, I'll owe you a gazillion dollars."

Oops. Or, should I say, goddamn.

Anyway, to make up for my dreadful mistake, I'm including under the cut two pictures of probably the most disturbing ad I've seen yet on the T. It makes the "BOF FRI FLEU" stroke victim cartoon poster look like a good idea. It "works" on any number of levels, both viscerally and metaphorically. I'm putting it under the cut just in case you may have a workplace with a weak constitution ... though honestly, since it's in plain sight every single goddamn day on the train, the ad really is work-safe, but still...

This, folks, this is America:

The Most Disturbing Ad I've Seen On The T In A Long Time The Mighty Dollar Ovum

All hail the Mighty Dollar Ovum!


Some days, I just don't know...
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From:pecosy
Date:November 2nd, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
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So now I've learned there are over a dozen ways to pronounce eww.
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From:jodied
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
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I have just finished watching a disection of a male rat's reproductive system in A&P lab. This seems so in line.
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From:surrealestate
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
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"We have standards -- we just choose to ignore them."
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From:saint_buddha
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
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I so can imagine my husband wearing that logo on a t-shirt.
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From:ckd
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
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And yet the MBTA wouldn't take pro-legalization ads from NORML.
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From:prog
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
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D-:
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From:prog
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Waitasec, how did the sperms get on the inside holes of the $? that doesn't make any sense
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 2nd, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Them's some wily spermatazoa!
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From:signsoflife
Date:November 2nd, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
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dude, it's three dimensional. Haven't you seen Star Trek II?
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From:coffeebeanben
Date:November 3rd, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
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I--

I heart you.

always have, really.
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From:manda_x
Date:November 2nd, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)

Aieeee!

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Five words: YIPE YIPE YIPE YIPE YIPE
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:November 2nd, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Bet yer gonna donate, I betcha!
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 2nd, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Aw, no I'm not!
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:November 2nd, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Oooooh yes you are!
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 2nd, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Awwww no I'm not!
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:November 2nd, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
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What's the difference between a peanut butter sandwich and a test tube of ejaculate?
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 2nd, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Uh, you don't need a copy of Swank to make a peanut butter sandwich?


I know what my response should have been, and I know your response would've been "that's the last time I ask you to pack a lunch for me!" but... oh... the choices...
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From:fancycwabs
Date:November 2nd, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
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$900? For something that'll probably just go to waste? I'm so there still here, apparently.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 2nd, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Apparently only those with Ivy League pedigrees and high IQs and blonde hair and blue eyes and the prospect to breed entire new generations of corporate Bluetooth headset-talkers get the $900 for their donations.

The rest of us schlubs probably just get the satisfaction of a job hurriedly done.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:November 2nd, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm gonna send an envelope full, anyway.
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From:myolite
Date:November 2nd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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bwahahahaa.
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From:joyeous
Date:November 3rd, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
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Hey! What do you have against us Ivy League Arian technophiles? We're not *complete* assholes! I for one am only one-quarter asshole.

Oh wait, I can't actually donate sperm anyway. Damn.
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From:nathanw
Date:November 3rd, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
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The MIT students I knew who tried to donate to sperm banks were over 6' tall, blonde, blue-eyed, and had A averages, and they still got told that "their sperm didn't freeze well".
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From:ooshiny
Date:November 2nd, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Eeeeeewwwwwwwwwww.
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From:amandaruth2001
Date:November 3rd, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
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It looks like it could be an Iron Maiden t-shirt. I mean, if you added a corpse to it.
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From:invisibelle
Date:November 3rd, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
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Wow.

I'm pretty sure if that showed up on DART people would complain and it'd disappear. heh.
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From:bismuthobsidian
Date:November 3rd, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
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My question is who's uterus is that money symbol in?

That is one of the best ads I have ever seen. You should make it an icon.
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From:duchez
Date:November 3rd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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After spending 4 years seeing ads for egg donors in our college magazine and newspaper, that doesn't faze me a bit.

I was always tempted, since it was *good* money, and *I* wasn't using it...

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