Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What Does It All Mean?

I have been staring at this two-sided sign for the past year and I still haven't figured out what it means:

Clearly, it's an advertisement for Bertelsmann Media Worldwide. And it involves album covers. But what do all these albums have in common? Here's a list of what's up there:

Elvis: 2nd to None (taking up two slots)
Christina Aguilera Stripped
Millie Millie
Hummer H3
Blu Cantrell Bittersweet
Kenny G. [The Name of This Album is Irrelevant]
Elvis 30 #1 Hits
Bone Crusher Attenchun!
The Chieftains Down the Old Plank Road

At first I thought that maybe they're all hit albums. But then I decided to have more faith in the American public than to believe that an album entitled Attenchun! would make its way to the top of the charts. Generous, I know. Also, it took me four Google pages to even get a correct hit for Millie.

Clearly, it's not that they're all recent albums. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes has been dead for 7 years. And I'm just going to go ahead and pretend that Kenny G. has retired his sax and that it now hangs reverently in a Lite FM office somewhere.

And then, there's the Hummer H3 ad. I don't get it. Did Bertelsmann need to take out an ad to pay for their ad? Are they proclaiming their individuality by boldly taking a stand against being eco-conscious? Did they go out for an exorbitant lunch and then decide to cut back by holding out on that one small square of ad space?

It boggles my mind, friends. Every day.

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