“The Fake Ad is on page 74,” Steven Huang wrote, correctly identifying the Fake Ad for a campaign to recall longtime fictitious Ann Arbor politician Ed Nimby. “If it’s ‘all about education,’ they’d know how to spell ‘legislators’ and know that it’s decisions that affect, not effect. Barb Orweb is a good chairperson.”
Huang was one of 111 Fake Adders who spotted the ad. Another was the Fake Ad Czar’s high school biology teacher, Martha Friedlander, who also noticed the grammatical errors and wrote, “Sounds like Barb Orweb needs to find some adult ed courses to fill her time.”
And Tim Reade, of Huntington Woods, noticed a common mistake we failed to make. In light of all the flaws in the wording of the ad, he asked, “Why is ‘committee’ spelled correctly in this ad?”
Amy Unterburger’s entry was drawn as our winner. She’s taking her gift certificate to Seva, which makes us wonder if “unter” is German for “veggie.”
To enter this month’s contest, find the Fake Ad in the October issue and follow the instructions in the box at the bottom of the Back Page. Hint: the ad always includes the name of the Observer’s website, arborweb.com–this month in the name of recall advocate Barb Orweb.