Wednesday, January 3, 2007

bad advertising

a friend of mine had this photo in one of thier albums, and i thought...this has to be a joke, right? he's from california so my assumption is that the sign is depicting "caution! illegal immigrants."
for whatever reason, this brought to mind the old taco bell ad campaigns where the catchy "make a ruuuuun for the border!" jingle used to play at the close of each commercial. HOW did they get away with that???? i think that taco bell has single handedly had the most culturally insensitive advertising campaigns ever, and yet, i don't ever recall there being much backlash...i mean, remember the talking chihuahua with the accent? terrible.


  1. I thought that these signs were supposed to be taken down because there was a HIGHER chance that families would get run over.

    Families would mistake the meaning of the sign for a crosswalk in the middle of the highway.

    I agree, horrible!

  2. I certainly hope that is the case. I haven't followed up. I'll have to check and see...