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Sticky, Sweet… Ugh…

I was reading the Medicine Hat News on Tuesday when I stumbled upon my favourite section, Ticked Off & Tickled Pink and read this comment:

Ticked Off
I’m ticked off at the placement of the pap test ads. First they were next to a headline talking about student accomplishments, then beside a muffin. Appetizing. Now they’re a Canada Day treat. What a fantastic way to celebrate Canada Day.

I more or less read the paper everyday, but mostly just the headlines so I didn’t see what he or she was talking about days earlier. I flip the page back over, and see the following:

Unfortunate Ad Placement

Talk about unforunate ad placement, it’s even worse than the location he or she described, especially since the arrow in the ad points to “Salmon”. I know most of this stuff is fairly automated or at least not a conscious decision by the layout person, but, sheesh…

User Comments

5 Responses to “Sticky, Sweet… Ugh…”

  1. July 16th, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Skeet says:

    ROFLMAO that is way too funny!

  2. July 16th, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Sean says:

    I’m booking a pap test for my pet Salmon right away. I keep her on a pretty healthy diet of sticky, sweet, irresistible cinnamon buns, so the test should be fairly low.

  3. July 17th, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    Dusty says:

    Beside a muffin is a pretty hilarious connotation.
    Being under “Cuisine”, above “Sticky, Sweet, and Irresistible” and beside “Salmon” totally wins over the muffin.

  4. July 17th, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Rich says:

    mmmm “the smells of summer are all around us”

  5. July 17th, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Dusty says:

    There was also an article on creamy shakes just below it.

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