The Unbearable Banishment: My what a big carafe you have

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My what a big carafe you have

I’m designing a brochure with the usual insidious aim of trying to separate small business owners from their money and as part of that I was conducting a search for some photos to incorporate into the piece. I spend an inordinate amount of my day searching for just the right imagery. Look at this ridiculous photo that was on the LANDING PAGE of a stock photo house!


Is it my overactive imagination or does that wicker wine carafe look like something other than a carafe? And the placement couldn’t be worse (or better). My favorite part of the photo is the look of astonishment on the face of the woman on he right. She’s probably never seen a carafe quite that big. I’m definitely going to try and work this into the brochure.

18 Comments:

Blogger kyknoord said...

Oh yeah, ribbed for her pleasure.

July 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Zen Mama said...

Is that a carafe in your pocket or....

July 20, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Poindexter said...

none for me, thanks.
:)

July 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

HAAHHHHaaahhhahhahhahhaa! That is hysterical! I love American Pie type of humour!

July 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

kykn: I've always wondered if the whole ribbed thing was a gimmick. I was always too embarrassed to ask.

Zen: ...or a hand taking money out of your wallet?

Point: Nor me. Thanks.

Ellie: I usually don't work blue but I couldn't resist this one.

July 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

It's a carafe? Oh, I thought ...

July 20, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Here In Franklin said...

The little boy has a look of pure admiration on his face..."Gee...that's what I want to be when I grow up."

July 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

I think there's a website somewhere that you can submit that too.....

July 20, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

As some would say - but not me because I'm a laydee - what a whopper!

July 20, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous daisyfae said...

i'll have a double...

July 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

MIT: That's what I thought, too! Who do they think they're kidding?

HIF: That's not admiration. That pure fear.

Rob: Hey! How are you feeling!? A speedy recovery to you.

Pat: You're so dignified that I wish you hadn't read this.

Daisy: The woman on the right looks like she might need a double.

July 20, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Florida Girl In Sydney said...

Omigod, there's a penis in that photo! Hooray! Is that a salt shaker?

July 21, 2010 at 1:38 AM  
Anonymous Sid said...

Shit! I didn't see it at first. I was all, "What wine charafe?" And now all I can think is, "Holy crap, did this actually go to print?"

July 21, 2010 at 2:55 AM  
Anonymous nursemyra said...

daisyfae if you're having a double I want to share.....

July 21, 2010 at 5:18 AM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...

And how about the daughter kindly sweeping back her mother's hair. That's thoughtfulness!

July 21, 2010 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger TechnoBabe said...

Too funny. You definitely got the subtle humor in the brochure photo.

July 21, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger mapstew said...

So this woman comes home from work to find that her husband has nailed all her sex toys to the wall.

"You wally! I said I'd like a 'Dado Rail'!

(Do you have dado rails over there? This joke makes no sense whatsoever if you don't!) :¬)

July 21, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should submit this to Ellen she would have a field day with this picture!
MT

July 22, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

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