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If You Think This Ad Is Bogus…

if you think this is bogus

I pulled the original from a plywood board-up on Melrose Ave. here in LA in 1989. It was an instant classic.

Over the years I’ve had it in the various offices I’ve occupied. Mainly its been enjoyed. One middle-manager stuffed-shirt at Grey Advertising huffily insisted I take it down, as The Client was going to be in the Office on a Tour.

Right. I made a note to Min-Wax the oar I was seated at.

The best reaction was from a cool account-trainee who looked at it, and told me that a friend of his had made t-shirts using the exact same art. And that this was the first time he’d seen it anywhere else.

Chris, wherever you are, you’ve brought seconds of pleasure to countless ad professionals.