3.21.2010

pardon me, sir, there's an ad on your banana



Yes, that's an ad for Wii. On a banana.

Is this really necessary? I mean, really. Come on.

Note to self: buy fruit without advertising on it.

2 comments:

impudent strumpet said...

1. Would that seriously make anyone buy a Wii? At all? Ever?

2. Does anyone even read the stickers on bananas?

3. Why are there stickers on bananas in the first place? Especially since you remove the peel so you don't even have to look for the sticker before eating it.

4. Unless the stickers are informative for the cashier, in which case doesn't putting advertising there mess stuff up? What if they ring in a Wii instead of a banana?

5. Maybe that's what the conspiracy is.

L-girl said...

It is a curious thing.

I know stickers on bananas pre-date UPC symbols. I assume they've been a way for banana producers to put their brand on the banana without using other packaging. (Kind of low-impact packaging ahead of its time - although banana plantations are anything but low-impact.)

When I was a kid my siblings and I used to stick the banana stickers on each other, or put them on our own faces.

The Wii thing is just weird.