There is a new billboard on the way to work. I’m…not really sure what they’re going for here.
(Note, not my picture, only proving this is not an isolated billboard!)
There’s nobody who looked at that and said, “Hmm. You’re on coke. That phrase sounds…familiar somehow. Maybe we shouldn’t run with this?” No ad exec or Vice President of Communications or anybody who said, “It *might* look like we’re promoting drug use here.”
I know, I know, someone is shouting at me, “They just wanted this to go viral, and you’re playing right into their hands!” I don’t know. Maybe. On the other hand, I am rather fond of Hanlon’s Razor:
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Words to live by. And also:
You’re on coke.