Monday, November 22, 2010

The Refrigerator Magnet That Should Not Be

This refrigerator magnet, and ad for a local water company that was left on our door, is so very wrong in so many ways I don't even know where to start.

The least of this company's problems is its name. Aqua-Net was the brand of hairspray my grandmothers used for their immovable helmets of hairstyling. That shit was strong!

It reminded me of a brand of underarm deodorant spray my old office mates shared among themselves called Taft. WTF? Is there a reason it's named for America's fattest president? I thought onomatopoeia, but there could be something else there. There's probably something else going on with "Negro" cookies, the range of "Lezzi" products, and any number of things with "Titiz" in the name.

And yes, I looked up how to spell "onomatopoeia" on Google.

In any case, I saved the magnet for the creepy picture. I would never buy their water, mostly on principle. Somehow I fear there are a lot of truck drivers with this magnet on their dashboards. Ew, ew, and ew.


Ayak said...

I absolutely agree...sometimes they get it so completely wrong don't they?

Stranger said...

And yet, I can see a series of seemingly "right" steps that led up to the magnet. Cute kid, check. Cute kid showcasing her talent, check. Turkish flag, cleverly displayed, check. Doting relative who's probably an owner of the company, check. Super amazing digital background, check.

So how did it all go so wrong?

Erika said...

I just came across your blog yesterday and I thought I'd read some more today! I am crying right now because Titiz always makes me laugh and though Eti Negro cookies are quite tasty and I can't help giving the screw face whenever I see them.

Stranger said...

Thanks for reading, Erika. I'm pretty sure I've driven off most my readers with my inactivity, plus as far as I can tell the Blogger ban is still on here...

I'm still trying to find ways to use "titiz" in sentences, but then not sniggering when I do it.

Lately, though, it's been the name "Tuna" that's been cracking me up.