Friday, January 11, 2008

That's my favorite from a list of the 10 Creepiest Old Ads on the blog

Gothamist made much of the Pakistan Airlines ad from 1979 showing the shadow of a jet crossing the World Trade Center towers, but I can't help being unmoved. Yeah, sure, what a coincidence.

"Yes, the shadow is in pretty much in the same place as where the planes hit on September 11th, and there's no way the shadow should be that big unless it's seconds away from hitting the towers," Gothamist says, breathlessly. Was Pakistan part of the Axis of Evil? I don't even remember anymore.

If I only had a time machine so I could have an earnest discussion with the insensitve graphic designer who had to know that such an image would hurt so many feelings 30 years hence.


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