Comments: Talking 'bout bad, bad girls

"A just got B" is the new "C is the new D".

Posted by bpd at December 18, 2008 12:04 AM

Viagra: "Hard just got easy."

A biopic detailing Red Skelton's battle with depression: "Red just got blue."

A character from Catch-22 reverse-ages and becomes a child: "Major just got minor."

A crime drama about murder and treachery in the competitive world of adorable baby photos (ala Anne Geddes): "Cute just got ugly."

Posted by Matthew Sachs at December 18, 2008 07:54 AM

Martin Short stars in the nine-hour stage version of "The Mahabharata". Tagline: Short just got long. (Alternately, Nia Long stars in a remake of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, exercise left for the reader.)

Posted by Francis at December 18, 2008 08:58 AM

That Viagra one is actually pretty good.

Posted by Rubrick at December 18, 2008 06:19 PM

High praise for something you didn't write yourself, Rubrick.

Posted by Francis at December 18, 2008 06:32 PM

I had a similar slumping reaction a few weeks ago when I was confronted with a Twilight movie poster.

Tagline for multimillion dollar movie and cultural phenomenon: "Nothing will be the same."

I think that's about the weakest tagline I've ever seen. The lack of effort in that poster was sucking the creativity out of other nearby objects.

Posted by Richard at December 19, 2008 08:31 PM

I think the basic principle of the Twilight phenomenon is to find as many different ways to suck as possible, and then claim that the sucking is intended as a metaphor for vampires. For God's sake, the stars of the movie toured Hot Topics nationwide.

Posted by Scott at December 19, 2008 09:50 PM

It's funny, this poster keeps tormenting me also, but I want it to say "Bad just got BETTER." I guess the problem here is that it might seem like bad has been mitigated to be therefore less bad. But I don't think that's the first place the mind goes.

I mean, it would still be hacky and dumb, but.

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