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again while stuck in a traffic jam, i had an idea. there was
a sign on the road, ahead of me, saying: "CONGESTION
NEXT KM USE CAUTION" and for a moment I imagined a
world where caution was a tangible consumer good, that
one could pull out of ones glovebox to aid in driving.
Then i thought
of all the signs i see every day "STOP" dont
walk" "no loitering" and "wet paint" I thought if anyone
named a product after such commonly used words then the
civil engeneers would essentially be giving them a free
advertising campaign. Imagine someone made a fast food
restaurant called "stop" that adopted the same ubiquitous
octagon as their logo? you would end up thinking about the
restaurant 24 times on your commute alone!
P.S Of course i realize this idea would be annoying if ever
put into action.. so please asses it based on its deviousness
rather than its desirability.
I found one.
[dentworth, Jun 18 2011]
||//please asses it based on its deviousness//
||And when you Google the name of this restaurant, you find it at item number 25,450,000...or thereabouts.
||"Slow" would be a good name for a restaurant that was in to the slow food craze. "Falling Rocks" would be a good club name, especially one that wanted to convey how cool it is to get really really drunk.
||Having checked out the link to the caution menu, I noted the "Kids Pizza & Chips" do you think it's made out of more than one kid? Wasteful in my opinion.
||Two examples of things similar to this:
You often see advertisements for a "Massive Golf
Sale" in the UK, which looks like an impromptu
clearance sale with bargains galore. In fact this is
just golf equipment at normal prices, but sold by
"Massive Golf Sale Ltd." - a company based in
- There is a train
company in the UK called "One". Suppose there is
a train service operated by One, departing at 7:40.
The poor station announcer then has to read out
"The 7:40 One train, departing from platform 2
||This leads to another idea. Use the sign associated
with everyday messages but put a different message
||For instance, supermarkets put out yellow "Caution,
Wet Floor" signs when something was spilled. Why
not sneak in your own yellow signs but instead
advertise your company on it.
||I thought the "Rolling Stones" warning sign were there
according to a legend about a young Indian chief's son,
who ran away from home, and his father "Sitting Bull"
posted signs all over in search of his long lost son.
||For some ineffable reason, this reminds me of the 600,172
shitty college bands named 'Free Beer' (or some simple-
minded variation thereof) that have existed in the history
of rock music.
||throw caution to the wind I say.