Why on earth do hairdressers insist on using the most extreme, high maintenance styles in all their advertising? And I mean all of it-it’s virtually impossible* to find any advertising containing “typical” haircuts, online or otherwise. Noone would seriously wear their hair like this for more than a day.
Hairdressers be crazy.
* - Actually, there was one stand-out exception in my search for “men’s hairstyles” on Google Image Search that kept popping up and making me laugh. Jason Statham. No, really. There is an article on the website Coolmenshair.com called The Simplicity of the Jason Statham Buzz Cut. Now, I’m not dissing the ‘Ham at all, but let’s just remind ourselves what Jason Statham’s hair is actually like:
Yeah. Not so much a “hair style” as “a typical expression of male pattern baldness”, buddy.
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan recently installed life-sized lightsabers in place of hand rails in Tokyo’s trains as part of its promotion for the new ‘Star Wars – The Complete Saga’ Blu-ray DVD boxset release. The lightsabers have built-in LED lights which can be turned on at the press of a button. The campaign has received positive reviews thus far, as it is the first time that this kind of installation has been used in an advertising campaign.
ME GUSTA! @.@