Cordant Technologies Ad An Odd Premonition of 9/11


Appearing in Business Week a couple months prior to 9/11, Adrants reader Jim Lolis wonders if the creative team on this Cordant Technologies ad for its Howmet Castings division's jet engine airfoil technology was Al Qaeda. It looks pretty foretelling to us. Of course, yes, it's just another coincidence.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (8)     File: Magazine, Strange     Sep-19-06  
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Hi, Pot? Yeah, this Kettle calling. Question, didn't you just slam the conspiracy theorists for making similar comments about the Lexus ad?

Posted by: Corey King on September 20, 2006 09:11 AM

Flights and lights. They rhyme. Get it?

Posted by: Edward on September 20, 2006 09:57 AM

That I did. But what fun would an online publication about advertising be if it were all one sided? :-) Besides, how does my statement that this is a coincidence in any way mean I am conspiracy theorizing here?

Posted by: Steve Hall on September 20, 2006 10:17 AM

Nah, I never thought you were being a conspiracy theorist. I sensed the sarcasm in "It looks pretty foretelling to us. Of course, yes, it's just another coincidence." Mostly, I was giving you a hard time.

Or maybe I work for al Qaeda. You'll never know. ;)

Posted by: Corey King on September 20, 2006 12:29 PM

Wow. I wonder if the creative on this job change his socks before puting his foot in his mouth on 9/12

Posted by: Me on September 20, 2006 04:25 PM

I have to remember to not drink hot beverages while reading Adrants... almost spewed some all over my laptop.

Posted by: David Berkowitz on September 20, 2006 04:58 PM

Hey, David, if your laptop was one of those new fangled spontaneous combustion Dell's, we may have saved your life!

You're welcome.

Posted by: Corey King on September 20, 2006 08:23 PM

I thought it was creepier that the pilot episode for the TV series "The Lone Gunmen" (X-Files spin off) involved trying to stop a jetliner from crashing into the WTC. That aired in early 2001.

Posted by: Roland Reinhart on September 22, 2006 02:27 PM

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