When I checked out Hot Air today, I saw this side bar advertisement:
My very first thought was “I didn’t know T.G.I. Friday’s made condoms.” My second thought was, “Why the heck is T.G.I. Friday’s offering condoms as part of its entrees, appetizers, or desserts advertising. It took me several passes before I realized that the picture shows a cardboard coaster bearing the watermark of a glass.
Do I have a dirty mind (which is entirely possible) or is that a really bad image? Or maybe it’s a good subliminal image. Those of us who are a certain age remember a famous book that assured the American public that every single advertisement contained subliminal images, usually of naked ladies in ice cubes. Madison Avenue didn’t sell either sizzle or steak, said the book, it sold secret sex. Maybe that’s the message here: Come to T.G.I. Friday’s and get lucky!