Worst. Timing. Ever.

>> Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Greyhound has inconceivably bad luck in rolling out a new slogan:

Greyhound has scrapped an ad campaign that extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel after one of its passengers was accused of beheading and cannibalizing another traveler.

The ad's tag line was "There's a reason you've never heard of 'bus rage.'"

You know, honestly, I think I'd rather just have someone flip me off on the highway. Just saying.


Nathan Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 8:00:00 AM EDT  

No pun intended, but that just slays me.

How about, "Providing transportation since 19__ with only one cannibal attack."

That's be a good slogan!

Eric Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 11:43:00 AM EDT  

I get a mental image of one of those worksite "lost-time" signs hanging up in a bus terminal, except this one says: "_____ DAYS SINCE A CANNIBAL ATTACK". This could be a point of pride to Greyhound employees, and a reassurance to passengers leary of taking the bus.

Or maybe this ad:

"Well, flying has just become such a hassle, Norma, with all these new check-in regulations and flight delays, but what if a cannibal attacks me on the bus?"

"Well I wouldn't worry about that too much, Esther--why, the local Greyhound station has gone 92 days without a cannibal attack!"

"Ninty-two days! Now that's a safety record to be proud of!"

(VOICE OVER): "Greyhound: now featuring reduced fares and fewer cannibal attacks on over 230 routes nationwide. Visit our website for more details."

Jeri Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 5:53:00 PM EDT  

They could advertise no zombie attacks. No Ebola outbreaks. The Four Horsemen and their mounts are relegated to the baggage compartment. All nuclear weapons must be disarmed and checked, and no nuclear explosions have ever disrupted service.

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