Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I'd Say "Yes" to Freshly-Baked Cookies

This headline caught my attention today, and it was too good to pass up:

San Francisco says "No" to cookie aroma at bus stops

"What was billed as a pleasing alternative to exhaust fumes at San Francisco bus stops ended after officials Tuesday ordered the removal of advertisements that gave off the scent of baked cookies.

The fragrant billboards, posted at five bus shelters on Monday in an effort by dairy producers to make passengers thirsty for milk, had to come down because the shelters' maintenance contractor had not informed San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials, said an agency spokeswoman."

And now, back to our regularly scheduled theme-blog. Don't think I've forgotten the puppet-show. Please, keep those ideas coming! I hope to have a basic outline by the weekend, and then give you a date for the grand unveiling. The alternative is to have a Boxing Day Grudge Match rematch a la Brad the Gorilla, but you want something with plot, don't you?


The Moy said...

"Fragrance" sounds like a bad, baaaaaad idea in advertising. Something could go wrong and it could end up smelling like something the advertisers didn't intend.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Ahh, but what about real cookies? I can just see it now... free cookies, but you have to pay for the milk. It's a cunning plan.

limpy99 said...

I can't imagine that the cookie scent was any wosre than what bus stop shelters usually smell like.

Nonny said...

I've decided I want a "Resevoir Dogs" puppet show. You could make the puppets the different colors and stuff. Wouldn't that be sweet?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Ha ha! Can you imagine what the puppet-show would be like were I to take every suggestion? It would be a holiday-themed fairy tale with lots of blood and guts. Hmmm... sounds like a lot of fairy tales I know. Keep the ideas coming. I am getting a few of my own, even if it's only, "Are you kidding? I'm not doing a Kwanzaa themed puppet-show-- there will be no candles anywhere near my precious puppets.":)