SaS 1 : Mind over feces

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If you look to the right side of this site, just below the search bar, you’ll see a link called “Suggest a Story”. This is your direct link into the Metblogs subconscious, where you can plant ideas you find newsworthy into our collective mind. And now sans the new-age madness: If you find something that you think should be written about in the Metroblog, just click the link, fill in your info and send it, and we’ll make sure your 15 minutes of fame will be as pleasant as possible. Of course, you can post anonymously too, if your data is too hot to be linked to you.

Now, the reason I mention this is because we just got our first story suggestion by Teemu today, and it’s about dogs. You see, luckily dogs cause no real problems whatsoever, so we can continue to focus on shit.

Every day, dogs in Vienna produce around 25 tons of fecal matter, and a lot of that isn’t properly removed by the owners of said dogs. This petition might have opened the eyes of some people in the government about the problem – everyone who ever stepped in dog shit and had to throw away an otherwise perfectly well pair of shoes knows what I mean. And now we have the solution: an ad campaign.

32 different possible ads created by various advertising agencies are displayed in an online vote that runs until July 13th. Online votes, together with a jury, determine the winner till the end of July, and whatever image makes first place will be printed and shown around our little city. Oh, and if you vote, you can even win a wellness trip for two! Golly.

As for the pictures, Teemu’s favorite is this one, and while I love the wordplay, my personal winner is definitely this little gem.

2 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 12:56 am

    Heh, I found the info about this contest in a free city propaganda magazine (as I call it) from wien.at. It must be an important project; 32 designs if quite a lot, I think.

    I voted for No. 12 – informative, well balanced the message and visual appeal. Still, don’t know what will better work, a picture of a cute doggie en face or his giant sh*t (a beloved part on many proposals).


  2. teemu (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 9:46 am

    The winner should be “25 – Wiener Wuerstel”, so all those bastards not cleaning up their dogs’ poopoo see how it looks like from near.

    there was a funny comment in an article at derstandard.at – http://derstandard.at/?id=2480728 – saying “If I could draw comics, I would draw a owners head pressed into their dogs poopoo” and one replying “If you can’t draw you gotta mug that” :) – actually a nice idea



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