Monday, August 06, 2007


Semiotic analyses of advertising images are always interesting, especially when the images don't quite make sense. Take, for example, this flyer that came with my new mattress.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the message here is either "Sleepmaker mattresses make you feel like you're sleeping with another person lying on your back!" or "I'd rather lie on my husband than on a Sleepmaker mattress!"

I suppose they were limited by the relatively few girl-on-boy positions that aren't overtly sexual. Possibly a different pictoral approach might have been a good idea.

However, it is a good opportunity for a bit of Wacky Captioning:

1. Jack and Sarah remained faithful to their True Love Waits promises, which resulted in a certain amount of confusion on their wedding night.

2. Warren only discovered the awful truth about "Charlotta" when it was too late.

3. Janet came to regret buying a Karma Sutra edited by Jerry Falwell.


Anonymous be.bart said...

The only way Ralph ever got a woman in bed was when he used super-contact-glue and offered her a shoulder to cry on.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

Hee hee - nice one, bart.

11:02 AM  

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