Saturday, February 23, 2008

Obay Go



I saw news of these ads popping up in Toronto, and thought they were pretty awesome. A nice sarcastic reminder for parents not to be douchebags, and for kids to not be afraid of creativity. I recently caught a glimpse of some Obay ads on the sides of buses here in London, so it's spreading.

There was some confusion over who was responsible for these, but it seems to have been confirmed that it's Colleges Ontario who put them up. Even better, because this is what college/university should be about; following dreams and pursuing new ideas. It's not about validating parents' dreams and trying to get a good job. That leads to people who don't actually want to be here, and don't care about actually learning anything. These people surely aren't themselves happy, and they tend to annoy the people around them. Like, say, their TAs.


P.S. If you haven't checked out my scrapbook recently, be sure to do so. It's where I put beautiful pictures that don't warrant a full blog post, or that I just want to keep for future reference.

5 comments:

SharkBoy said...

the Obay ads have a lot of people talking on the street for sure. It reminded me of another fake type of campaign from the 90's where they were advertising lipstick for men, it was a fake product, but the advertising company wanted to know if ads on buses worked...
BTW, great scrapbook

Captain Bee said...

You're in London, eh?

I might be in town with the lady sometime in the near future. I'll let you know if this actually does materialize.

KevBo said...

Ive seen them for a while now and before the conformation I thought that they might had been put out by one of the Church factions, and therefore they were not sarcastic, cause it seems like something that they would do.

sarah said...

ooooohhhhhh... I keep seeing these everywhere and making a mental note to check on the internet to see what the crap is going on, but thanks for doing the tough work for me.

Mitzzee said...

i see them on the 'better' way...and they rock.