Monday, February 23, 2009

It Was Just A Matter of Time


...until this. Pictured at right is a security bin at SEATAC, with a little advertising logo stuck to its bottom. No longer just drab grey, the lowly security bin - that catch-all for coats, shoes, and the object d' threat du jour - IS advertising's new space, the final frontier.

Now we, the beltless, bootless masses, can ingest corporate sponsorship ads as we conga our way through airport security.

Brilliant. Thousands, nay, hundreds of thousands of bin bottoms just waiting to be sold to the highest bidder. A masterful stroke of revenue-raising genius in these trying times, when apparently even the Gestapo Homeland Security is having trouble making the mortgage.

3 comments:

Deirdre Helfferich said...

And just think: every single one of those advertisers is now associated with being literally at the bottom of the bin, and with the annoying, inept, shoe-bomb-checking TSA. Best thing that could have ever happened to these corporate suckers, in my opinion.

CabinDweller said...

Of course with the economic meltdown, we need more of the same rampant, mindless consumerism that got us into this mess.

Un-freaking-believable. And totally not surprising.

Do the funds go to the TSA? To the airport? Maybe they need to hold a bake sale?

trish in SW FL said...

CabinDweller said...
Maybe they need to hold a bake sale?


LOL, maybe the Palin can bake cookies for the bake sale? ;)

(I know...I'm just evil!)