Monday, November 2, 2009
So, these three ads are interesting because they read as if they were three totally unconnected people, but they're all within the same month, so it seems unlikely that there were actually three, or even two, people signing themselves "Red Rose" in the personals. What do you think?
This is so confusing. Starts out all romantic, the name, the poetry, the "thee." But then it switches over to an unknown man or woman, which is odd, and sounds like it's not romantic at all! Not really sure what to make of it, especially in the context of the next ad:
Why does this not sound like "Red Rose" is not really Cornelia's son? If so, I wonder about the nature of their relationship. Not to be gross, but does this really sound like a communication between a mother and son? I think there's something else going on here.
Then finally, and I really, really, really love this ad:
HA! That's good. Actually, that's great! But it really doesn't seem connected to the first two, does it? Either this person is dealing with some very complicated relationships, or, I don't know - maybe there's more than one Red Rose? Imagine how confusing that would be! What a comedy of errors would develop! After all, if you were Cornelia and saw the last ad - which in reality was from a totally different person - wouldn't you be hurt? Hee hee hee. (Okay, maybe I shouldn't laugh at Cornelia's potential suffering, but it's funny.)
It's like a soap opera. Beautiful.
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