May 26, 2008
in a dc minute
Roses. Capitol Hill.


Patriotism. Barrack's Row.


Interesting. Eastern Market Metro.



32 Comments:

Blogger Mia said...

"Interesting" is a good word for that last one. I can think of a few others.

Blogger myself said...

That was quite the piece of propaganda in the last photo!

Beautiful roses though

Blogger Ulysses said...

Yeah? More money than...?

Blogger Lucy Rhode said...

If financial security is the motivating factor in this piece of propaganda (nice call myself!), let's look a bit deeper.

Partnered white gay men earn the most. What? Earn the most! Ah, the implications.

Blogger Jorge said...

Heh.
In Canada we seem to make LESS money.
And if we have kids...

Well...

Let's just say that there's not really as much incentive after the first year...

You gotta wonder.

Blogger Chantel said...

I'm bitter. That is all.

Blogger Jessica said...

I've heard that one from some coworkers. I respond that I don't view marriage as a money-making proposition. Makes it a little similar to prostitution, doesn't it?

Blogger KB said...

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Blogger KB said...

Instead of "marriage works" at the bottom, it should say "and the government takes it all. The marriage penalty- it's a bitch".

I mean, for real.

Blogger Wilma said...

Ah, money. Always THE reason to get married.

Is there any other?

Anonymous Beth said...

Wait a sec. Who is funding this marriage promotion campaign? wtf??!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you click the image to enlarge it, the poster is by: marriageworksUSA.com. Following the link the Originating organization is the Campaign For Our Children (CFOC), which, if you keep following is a Non-profit organization devoted to "encouraging healthy responsible decision-making among adolesents and improving the well being of children and families by reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections."

This from an article in "Mid Atlantic Match Point" a tennis magazine article about it's founder (and avid tennis fan) Hal Donofrio a retired advertising executive (read Partner) Supposedly, this ad is directed to teens in a "value added" approach.

If I'm reading this right, the actual client is the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,who,in turn is promoting Abstinence education. I think this is a case of your federal dollars at work!

Curiously, the address given for the Organization is the home for a lot of law firms and lobbyists. Go Figure.

Blogger JordanBaker said...

Fucking married people.

OpenID redstaplernation said...

Holy bejeebus.

Blogger Gwen said...

And yet divorced mothers get the financial shaft .....

Blogger Melina said...

ew. I'm married and that poster made me gag.

Blogger t2ed said...

Thank goodness someone is finally coming out in support of married people. Now if only someone would start advocating for people with kids. People With Kids our silent shame.

If only those kids were really silent.

Blogger MereCat said...

How stupid. i get what anon up there is saying and all, but it's just a stupid, myoppic ad that needlessly labels and alienates, thus rendering itself completely ineffective.

Sheesh. It felt good to get that off my chest. I love it anytime I get to use the word "myopic."

That last one is very strange! I've seen that stupid poster all over the city and each time I read it, I"m like "Huh!?"

Blogger Marissa said...

i cannot believe that's real signage!

Blogger Ashley said...

...what exactly is that ad for? who paid for it? is there like an anti-singles commission i've never heard of?

Wait a second... I'm married. I don't earn crap. This is bullshit! Where's my money?

Blogger Raz said...

Whilst I'm sure the advice is good, I'll stick to my school's tip that a degree is better for career prospects than a husband.

Blogger Ariel said...

Gorgeous photo's, I wish PA looked a little more like this right now..err, with or without the married folk.

Blogger Ulysses said...

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Blogger Ulysses said...

...and a day later, I'm sorry I bothered with the sign.
The roses though, wow, mmm, those smell good. The first thing I shoulda done was stop for those. Here, I stole you one. Er, uh, I mean I saved this one for you that somehow had mysteriously fallen off...

Blogger Freewheel said...

Married people do earn more money - until the wife gets pregnant. Then they're broke and have to figure out how to feed and clothe the kids. So for the sake of honesty in advertising, it should say: "DINKS make more money."

Blogger Spirophita said...

The first two are beautiful. The third. blech.

Blogger Dani said...

"Marriage works..." about half of the time...

Yikes...

Shocking that was in DC and not in Utah where marriage is an expectation at 18, by 22 you're a spinster...

Blogger gorillabuns said...

the last statement is total bullshit and i forsee more taxes for the marrieds in the very near future.

Just found you! Whew I am so relieved!....I was wondering if I may use the "married People" photo on my blog....I do this little thing called Adtalk...and well this ad is SCREAMING to me! Oh the comedy! Thanks- and nice to meet you! I am SUB-SCRIBING!

Anonymous Rachael said...

WOW - talk about brainwashing. Just when you were looking for a reason to get married......WTF?

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