WEB Dubois at the Fifth Forum
remember this, it's later than you think.'"
In all, we received eighty-five entries correctly identifying the August ad, which proved to be a difficult quest for some. Nick Roumel wrote, "I scoured the magazine three times. I looked at the full page ads, business card ads, classifieds, and even the real estate ads. I looked up various web sites and called numbers to verify that many businesses were real. I was this close to writing to say that you must have forgotten it this month, when I gave one more look. And found it. How could I miss W.E.B. DuBois? How could I miss the long gone Fifth Forum, and 'Ticketmister'? Good job. I think because there was nothing whimsical about the ad--your usual MO--I overlooked it."
Our winner was Kathy Erwin, who is taking her gift certificate to Elements Therapeutic Massage. For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to any legitimate advertiser in the September Observer, identify the phony ad and follow the instructions on p. 87. The deadline for entries is September 10.
[Originally published in August, 2009.]