Fake Ad update May 2013
by Jay Forstner
We received only ninety-four entries correctly identifying last month's Fake Ad for Schoolboys Records and the Downers' new album, Everything Sucks. That paltry total may have been caused by the ad's placement, hiding in plain sight on the page opposite the Fake Ad Update (p. 94 of the May issue).
Several Fake Adders used the ad to prompt a stroll down musical memory lane. "Somehow this reminds me of the fake band featured on the TV show WKRP, The Scum of the Earth," wrote Clare Cross.
"The Fake Ad in the May Observer is on page 94 for 'The Downers' new album which is the same name as the Descendents' album 'Everything Sucks' released in 1996 through Epitaph Records," wrote Ron Tvaska. "They better watch out for copyright infringement. Anyway it's good to see that "The DOWNERS" are back since their last appearance was in 2004 in Utah."
Suzi Garcia was chosen as our winner. She's taking her gift certificate to Zingerman's Roadhouse.
To enter this month's contest, find the Fake Ad in the June issue and follow the instructions in the box on the Back Page. The Fake Ad always contains the name of last month's winner in some form.
[Originally published in June, 2013.]