via ejovi. Original is here. It appears to be a real billboard.
What the hell is wrong with the US?
This is what happens when you can mention condoms or safe sex.
I swear to God I am one bad election away from moving to Canada or NZ and never coming back.
$5 that if that billboard has any effect at all, it increases the chances someone will have sex.
Seriously you're driving around, thinking about moblogging or something and suddenly you see "sex" in 20 foot letters. What are you thinking about now?
I have a sneaking suspicion a lot of people at the ad agencies behind these moralizing ads know damn well that the actually effect of that ad will be the opposite of what the client intends. Especially with the anti-drug and anti-smoking ones...
i think this kid is going to be the first multi-billionaire in the burgeoning robotic sex toy business.
That kid did become an engineer but got laid off last year and now hangs out around the Empire State Building looking for another dot com gig. He keeps mumbling something about being a virgin...
oh my goodness, my future, i almost forgot! thank goodness someone put that billboard up...
i don't know who any of you are but that is a hilarious pic. :)
Isn't it kinda cruel to point out that Engineers have no social life until they are rich enough to buy girlfriends?
Or was this put up by management at a hi-tech company as a self-esteem boosting idea? Message = "Don't worry, none of your male co-workers are getting any either."
Abe: Having worked at an ad agency, there is *no way* they took this seriously.
Ok, this is HILAROUS!, and I'm an engineering major getting married in the spring--SO THERE. I DO HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE AS WELL.
This billboard is going to make kids want to have sex more.. Ecspecailly High School students more then 80% of them arent thinking of school they are thinking of sex and drugs and this will just make them think more about sex after seeing the word on the billboard!
After reading that last post four times Jessica, 80% of me now wants to have sex and take drugs with High School students. ;)
I love sex and men
I love sex and men-----and sex with men!
This will only make engineers have sex with one another, creating a super breed of engineers...thuroughbreds if you will
I saw these ads in the Baltimore subway around Jan 2003.
Has anyone forgot whats First Amendment stands for?
Nothing say only the Left can use it but the Right can't. If someone wants to advocate 'sex can wait', they have absolutely right to do so.
Sure the Left & Right have equal rights for expressing what's important to them.
Doesn't mean they have to take each other seriously!
These are very much real ads. I saw this exact one on a billboard in Orlando, FL just two weeks ago.
This ad makes me want to have sex with engineers. Wait... eeeew
But seriously, it sends a good message. Even if it doesn't reach anyone, at least someone is out there trying to save our youth from making mistakes they may later regret. Not to say sex is a mistake or not, but I've seen it bring a lot of problems into people's lives who wouldn't have had it otherwise.
Today’s youth is plagued by this fundamental choice: Sex or Engineer.
They say the path of the Engineer is full of sacrifice, and personal enlightenment. Not everyone can be one~ only those who are destined to become.
While those dedicated students struggle to attain their dreams~ the others will have wild, freaky, hot sex. During which they become doctors/lawyers/Corporate Executives and lead better lives.
I guess this harks back to that infamous Seinfeld episode where George abstains from sex for two weeks and becomes a genius.
Oh Americans, when will you learn that the puritan attitude of sex = bad is why you have the sexuality problems in the first place? Think Ms. Aguilera would sell half her albums if people couldn't call her a slut and feel both guilty and righteous at the same time? That's a heady mixture, right there, the real American Institution.
You can move to Canada, I gather we have better-looking, more socially adept engineers. I've been sleeping with one for years! (and perhaps stunting his career?)
LOL. This really made me laugh. I honestly thought it was a joke at Engineers for having no life. I have friends studying engineering and they ALWAYS complain about having no life.
and that is a really ineffective ad for abstinence (excuse sp. - just woke up). It really doesn't make me want to abstain, and that says something.
Still hilarious though.
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