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I think too much - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
I think too much
I was on the train coming to work, and I saw the Normaderm poster shown on this page. And I just kept staring at it and thinking, "You know, those puzzle pieces don't fit. How hard would it have been to make the puzzle pieces fit?" I think that may be the definition of a picayune quibble.

I feel a bit...: nerdy nitpicky

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fionaphoenix From: fionaphoenix Date: March 23rd, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
It may be picayune, but y'know... you're right. I think we should stage a write-in campaign to their marketing department! We could march around their headquarters shouting slogans about them getting a clue.

Or...not.

feeling silly and ready to go home! :)
fionaphoenix
anna_fredricka From: anna_fredricka Date: March 23rd, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right - it's the graphic design equivalent of a misspelling. The extra pieces are all the same piece and the puzzle requires different shaped pieces to finish it. It would drive me mad, too. Somebody got rushed and sloppy. Grrr.
hughroe From: hughroe Date: March 24th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh, and here I was, figuring that the lady in the ad was a mutant who had a really strange left cheek.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: March 24th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it was meant to be an ironic statement on the inherent dullness and lack of variety of Western standards of "beauty." At least, if I were their PR department, that's what I'd say; academicism is the last refuge is the last refuge of the lazy.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: March 24th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
And that rather repetitious typo was actually an ironic comment on the similar nature of all my comments. Gah! To think I once thought of becoming a proofreader!
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