Thursday, February 7, 2008

La franchise

I am a very candid person and I generally say exactly what pops into my head without sending it through a propriety filter first, much to my mother's chagrin. Luckily for her, this doesn't usually happen during conversations in French, seeing as the majority of the off-the-cuff comments that pop into my head occur to me in English, and by the time I've got them translated into beautiful French prose, the conversation has moved on.

There was one such comment that I wrote this week during an online conversation about Abercrombie & Fitch's controversial new ad campaign, which apparently shows some partially exposed breasts. This was my response (which garnered more attention than I thought it would):

"The ads wouldn't bother me.

But, of course, every morning I catch the bus next to a life-sized ad depicting a stone statue made in the image of Woody Allen masturbating a disproportionately large penis. So it's all about perspective."

People seem to think that I make this stuff up, but really I don't...


Irie said...

Woody Allen? Out of all of the celebrities out there they chose him?

Princess Cat's Pajamas said...

It was an advert for one of his plays... Central Park West, I think it was called. Needless to say, the poster did not inspire me to go see the show!