Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Would you care for a stopsmokingrette?

My roommate recently found this box of Canadian cigarettes on the street, and honestly, we think it's hilarious.

We thought that there was something suspicious about the whole thing here, so we did some research and found out that the Canadian government just made it mandatory for all cigarette companies to put highly visible health warnings on the packages. Although I support their efforts to cut down on smoking, I think that this is kind of outrageous. Just look at some more of this stuff:

This is effectively the most self-defeating packaging I've ever seen. I think most people realize that cigarettes are not good for you. People smoke because they want to. Is all this really necessary? I dunno. I just find it really funny that there are directions on how to quit smoking in a box of smokes. It's very possible the most paradoxical thing I've ever seen.

Oh, and there's a calender in the bottom of the insert.

For no apparent reason.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

The first of many.

I like to take pictures of stupid or awkward product labels when I go into stores, and I recently thought, "What better way to waste my time then to show them to the world!" So here you go. I guess this idea was kind of inspired by engrish.com. I think it's funny that you don't even have to leave the country to find things that make you wonder about how oblivious people really are to our language and culture. So here's the first picture. I have more on the way. And if you haven't checked out my video blog yet, go do so if you so desire. I used to blog a lot on Myspace, but then Myspace started to suck, so I stopped. But it's good to be back on the blog scene. I love how we
all think that the whole world cares to hear our opinions on things so much that we slap them up on the internet for everyone to see. It's an interesting societal attitude that's developed over the past few years. Anyway, tah tah for now.

So are we eating the wild animals for breakfast...or what?
(How did this past the editors?)

The seals look so sad...
"We r not cerealz..."

Aren't pandas endangered?
This must be a luxury breakfast.