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Jan
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What this ad is really saying: Episode 2 (“Sex Sells….Beanbags!”)

You know, traveling without the internet really forces you to go back to those “older” mediums, like print. I had a nice stash o’ magazines with me on my travels and that provided an awful lot of fodder for this recurring series.

These two ads appeared separately in the classified section of Wired magazine. One on each side of the page.

Here’s what they say to me:

Dudes: Do you like chilling out comfortably on some plushy bean-filled furniture? Then this is the deal for you! Kick back, relax, plug in that Xbox and settle in for an evening of total veg out fun. Wasssup!

Dudettes: Do you like straddling beanbag furniture? Love to give your best “come-hither” look no matter where you are? Wouldn’t messing around on a bean bag just be like, so way cool?!?! You know you weren’t even thinking about chillaxing on this baby, no no no, it’s all how sexay you can look on a pile of styrofoam beans and fake suede. Rrrarrrr baby!

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I’m just sayin’.

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5 Responses to “What this ad is really saying: Episode 2 (“Sex Sells….Beanbags!”)”


  1. 1 Jason
    January 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    i love how the ad with the dude states that the beanbag is “mod style for 60’s purists”. Because 60’s purists are very particular about their beanbag chairs. Nothing that looks 1971 will do. Not at all.

  2. January 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    hahahahahaha, i know! i thought you might have something to say about that 😉

  3. 3 Allison
    January 4, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Wait. I thought we were supposed to sit on beanbags like that. Don’t you? I always sit forward a little and pucker my freshly glossed lips and just sit there and hold the pose. For hours. It’s the only ladylike way to be. Also, the little eye squint. You must have the sexy squint.

  4. January 4, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Allison, good point. Also, you would definitely have a cropped top on, correct? I’m trying to get the full picture here! 🙂

  5. 5 Gennie
    January 6, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    HAHA this is why I love you so much val for analyzing everything!


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