Tuesday, October 27, 2009
These three ads have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but they're from the same day and they're funny. So, in no particular order:
Okay, what? I really have no reasonable explanation for this one (so what else is new?). The only thing I can think of is that Stephen is dithering about marrying his lady friend, maybe trying to get some premarital action, and she's threatening to go all "Single Ladies" on him. But honestly, that's a stretch. However, it's the best I can come up with.
another stalker! He writes: Academy Ball, last night. - Will the lady dressed in blue correspond with the gent who followed her down the stairs at about 2 1/2? Address Mr. Louis, box 4,461 Post office.
But this one has some interesting things about it; most notably, the dude is following some poor girl down the stairs at 2:30am. I assume that's what the 2 1/2 means; I've never seen that before, and along with some other clues, makes me wonder about who this guy is. He calls himself a "gent," which is very rare. The only other place I've seen it was in this ad from Elise, and as someone in the comments speculated, I think that's a good class marker. Let's just say that I doubt the "gent" is a gentleman.
Love! I am going to go out on a limb here and say that there was not, in fact, a Bengal tiger being delivered to New York City, though that would be pretty awesome. So, it's code for something, but I wonder what? As one newspaper article from the time said, "We can only guess and speculate" what they mean, but a person "who does not know the key to the mystery is apt to surround it in his own mind with highly colored attributes..."
Yup, I'll buy that.
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