Thursday, July 23, 2009

On the Danger of Using Stock Photos

This is why your humble Snarkatron is not a good marketing demographic. We marinate in skepticism.

Here we have a standard before-and-after weight loss ad. Pretty girl, starts off in a red shirt and is, shall we say, zaftig. Then she finds the Miracle cure, and she's in a slender white tank top.

Apparently the cure didn't last, because here she is again, looking for someone who likes a woman with many, many curves.

The neat thing? Her white tank top expanded with her. And if you look closely, her hair curls exactly the same way as it did when she was thin! What are the odds?

I think the moral is clear. Photoshop makes you gain weight.


Anonymous BillT said...

Which proves you can't believe the *ads* on CNN, either...

2:42 AM, July 24, 2009  
Blogger Susan said...

I love it, I always knew it was photoshop, not chocolate, that made me, shall we say, generously curvy. That means I need only avoid photoshop, right???? The pounds should fall right off.

8:15 PM, July 26, 2009  
Blogger Susan Katz Keating said...

..and makes you lonely, too, apparently... Thanks for the laugh!

10:32 AM, August 06, 2009  

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