Itching Boogers Grace Billboard

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Sometimes you have to wonder what goes through the mind of a copywriter when they come up with this stuff.

by Steve Hall    Aug-15-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Outdoor, Strange   

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they're all over atlanta... i think it's for adult swim(cartoon network).. there's another that says: "I pooted."

i like 'em.. then again.. i've got the mind of a 7 year old, so poop jokes are still pretty funny to me.

Posted by: brent on August 15, 2006 10:36 AM

Image of the "I pooted" one:

http://media.hamptonroads.com/images/news/poot440x279.jpg

Posted by: ariel on August 15, 2006 11:07 AM

hmm.. all the ones here in atlanta have an image of a cartoon network character in the corner of each of these bilboards... perhaps it's a different company?
(or these are doctored)

Posted by: brent on August 15, 2006 11:28 AM

I think these are quotations from shows on The Cartoon Network -- a Google search seems to suggest "My boogers itch" is from a show called "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy." So if it's any consolation, it's not ad copywriters who are weird so much as the people who write cartoons...

Posted by: Cameron on August 15, 2006 11:34 AM

theyve been up in detroit for a while now. the headline live for about 2 weeks until the image of the cartoon character appeared with the adult swim/cartoon networdk logo.

Posted by: chris on August 15, 2006 11:59 AM

They are for Cartoon Network. There are a slew of them around Chicago. The "My boogers itch" has a Ren-looking character with a electric mixer blade in his nose. Which is ... great.

Posted by: mrjulius on August 15, 2006 12:39 PM

This is actually a series of billboards for Cartoon Network, in about half a month they will put up a cartoon character next to the line. The tagline is Cartoon Network, YES! They did this in LA already and it had my friends and I guessing for weeks. Then rewarded us later. Pretty effective trickery.

Posted by: Ben George on August 15, 2006 12:56 PM

Cute, not really. The long line of "I Think" statements tell the story. A royal waste of thinking time.

Posted by: Old Redneck on August 15, 2006 2:31 PM

I like 'em. I get a laugh every time I see one, especially the itchy boogers one. Don't know what that says about me, but not everyone thinks they're stupid.

Posted by: Danny on August 15, 2006 4:19 PM

These ads are brilliant. Visually appealing and simple to understand.

Great ad campaign

Posted by: MasterNever on August 15, 2006 9:08 PM

See all the videos that correspond to the crazy billboards here.

Posted by: Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist on August 16, 2006 10:23 AM

See all the videos that correspond to the crazy billboards here.

Posted by: Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist on August 16, 2006 10:23 AM

Oops, sorry for the double comment. I thought the form had broken. :(

Posted by: Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist on August 16, 2006 10:25 AM

*yawn* Old news.

I think the campaign started around Cartoon Network's HQ in Atlanta and has spread northward. I still get a few hits from turner.com; I suppose to see if I've updated regarding the boards because they're full-on Cartoon Network ads now. I haven't. But I'm still the #1 result for "ipooted.com"! Woo hoo!

Posted by: Lesley on August 16, 2006 4:19 PM







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