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Fake ad for Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Fake Ad: December 2016

by Jay Forstner

From the January, 2017 issue

We received 137 entries correctly identifying the Fake Ad for Fresh Start on page 48 of the December Observer. The ad offered between-holiday body cleansing for people who may have overdone it on Thanksgiving and were planning to do so again over Christmas.

"Smart not to put it next to an ad for a real restaurant!" wrote Dave Davis, who added, "Love the Observer!"

Gerri Barr took the ad in a political direction that, in retrospect, perhaps we should have anticipated. "It's more than holiday eating we need to cleanse this year," Barr wrote. "A good start would be gerrymandered districts, an electoral college system contradicting popular vote, and that misogynist clown-elect."

But Barr ended her entry on a positive note: "In the meantime, I wish the A2 Observer staff a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed."

Tom Glowacki was drawn as our winner. He's taking his gift certificate to Zingerman's.

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To enter this month's contest, find the fake ad in the January issue and follow the instructions at the bottom of the Back Page. The fake ad always contains the name of last month's winner in some form.    (end of article)

[Originally published in January, 2017.]

 



 
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