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Monday, May 29, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  


For one who is captured in toto at various bus stops around town, it is always entertaining to see what the advertising pundits want us to become…

I for one, if I could, would be a Dandy! (…read more about this phenom, also known to our beloved Brits as “the Peacock”. Are you, or your man a Dandy? Take the quiz…)

This advertisement has been up for months (hence the expired xmas threads) but features none other than Tony Sinclair Socialite Extraordinaire! Bravo! I never tire of toasting Tony in the early a.m. Rush Hour.

But lately, an urban vandal has been *spoiling* all the tiny billboard advertising in my neighborhood by pasting little ovals over the eyes of any models in the pictures. This tagger goes by the name of Olivier Sipod – and if that isn’t embarrassingly DANDY for a Tagger, I don’t know what is. WTF is this world coming to?

And WHO is Olivier Sipod?

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5 responses to “Monday, May 29, 2006”

  1. KathytTA says:

    A quick google search on “Olivier Siphod” led me to that rarest of phenomena, a one-hit google search. (There’s a name for that, but I can’t remember it. It’s a b!tch to get old.) It pointed to some Quebequian’s (Quebequite’s?) 2000 engineering doctoral thesis, in French. I’m guessing your urban vandal is NOT the same as the author of said thesis.

  2. Inky says:

    A little digging brought me to this urbanite on myspace with the same little oval stickers:

  3. Bonne Marie says:

    thanks Inky & Kathy! I had the name spelled wrong – what a charming profile – I’ll be on the lookout now, for sure :)

  4. I only got 69 in the Dandy quiz, I demand a recount.

    The one hit Google search is a Googlewhack I believe. See Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure book for more info (and marvel at his capacity for wasting time and money – the man should learn to knit)

    Sarah x

  5. Becky says:

    Why must people make statements by doing something so darn silly? I say we look for the vandal, paste little ovals on his eyes and make him march around the biggest, busiest street in Chicago while he yells, “I have nothing else better to do” over and over.

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