There are new ads up in Grand Central. In May they were home to Pepsi Oneify advertisements. In July, HSBC moved in. (Incidentally, I like the HSBC ads especially if they feature actual people from the neighborhoods they mention in New York City. They are friendly, eye-catching advertisements and I find I am drawn to them.)
Now, it’s July and Dove has moved in.
I probably don’t need to mention this, but these ladies are wearing nothing but panties. Oh, and they’re standing in Grand Central Station AND Union Square. And I’m willing to make a bet they’re elsewhere.
Maybe it’s their facial expressions. I don’t know. But am I the only person that finds these a little, oh, I don’t know, weird?
Jon, the guy who spends his days beneath the street working for the MTA finds them weird, too. I know this because he stopped me this morning as I was taking pictures and asked me why I was taking pictures.
I find them weird.
Weird? So you’re taking pictures of them? That’s a little weird.
Yeah, I know. I am going to put the pictures on my Web site and poke fun of them. They’re wearing underwear in Grand Central Station. You don’t find that a little weird?
Yeah, I do. Yesterday, I thought one of them was real.
Do you think they knew they’d be here? I mean, when they were there for the photoshoot? Did someone say ‘you’re going to be in your underpants, larger than life, in Grand Central Station.’?
Jon thought about this for a moment. I could tell by his facial broadcasts he had met his final answer.
Probably. You know, if you pay me enough I’d do it. But then I’d have to look at myself all day.
Now, that I’ve had my coffee and I’m dry from the rain, I still find these ads a little weird.