Posters are so last century, Daddy-o! What’s happening today is GRAFFITI. And so the Man Boobz Street Team — with boots on the ground on all nine continents except Iceland, which isn’t even really a continent anyway — has decided to retool its approach, abandoning its previous massively successful postering scheme in favor of spray paint and spontaneity.
Unfortunately, to be honest, the new strategy has not been altogether successful as of yet. While the energy is there, some of the Street Team have had trouble staying on message.
So here I will examine some of the Street Team’s graffiti activism and point out what works — and what doesn’t. Let’s start with this one, from the Street Team in Sao Paulo, Brazil:
I’ll give this one an “A” for effort, but only a “B-” for execution. If you want to advertise Man Boobz, remember to include the “Man” and to spell “Boobz” with a z! And the drawing of the Man Boobz mammoth logo on the right is a little too abstract for my taste. I’m not even sure what’s supposed to be the trunk! Try harder, Sao Paulo Boobz Team!
This next one, from Killkenny, Ireland, is perhaps too subtle for its own good:
I understand what you were getting at, Killkenny Street Team, but not everyone is going to pick up that this is a parody of a typical discussion on Reddit. Maybe next time include some up and down arrows next to the comment so people will clue in to where it’s supposed to be from?
This next one, however, is excellent:
Good job standing up for the rights of an innocent man, Mumbai Street Team!
This one, contributed by the McMurdo Station, Antarctica, “Snow Team” is thoughtful and well-meaning; unfortunately, it contains no reference to Man Boobz or misogyny or any of the issues regularly touched upon on this blog.
While we are on this particular theme, I would like to point out that this next one, from the Hump Mountain, North Carolina Street Team is inexcusable, and definitely off-message:
I would like to reiterate that the Official Man Boobz position on this important issue is that one should ALWAYS wipe, unless a bidet is available. This “rogue” graffiti will definitely be discussed on the upcoming Street Team Skype call!
But let me end on a high note. Congratulations, Kuala Lumpur Street Team, for this excellent work:
Satin can indeed be an attractive and comfortable material to work with, if handled with the appropriate subtlety.
NOTE: The Man Boobz Street Team is imaginary.