Red Cross gets shocking

Red Cross Shock Ad

The Bay Area Red Cross isn’t pulling punches anymore with their new shock ad. They have a billboard truck set up at Justin Herman plaza that has a post-apocolyptic-earthquake scene on it, that when viewed from the right perspective looks like all hell broke loose. It’s amazing and worth heading down to check out and get some more info on what you can do when things go pear shaped. You can see all my photos of it here. More information on the Prepare Bay Area campaign.

Also, if you go to the exhibit you can get a 20% off coupon for their store at 85 Second Street and get you a disaster kit for cheap. Offer expires July 1st so go grab a few and get your ass prepared!

8 Comments so far

  1. Nancy (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

    That is an AWESOME photo! you did a great job of lining up the images. reminds me of a pessimistic version of the guy who takes photos of postcards, in situ,… gah! what’s his name? the eiffel tower card held up in front of the eiffel tower? (I just googled for naught).

  2. plug1 (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

    that is cool biz, mayne. ima go check it out tomorrow at lunch when i can step away from my cubicle turf.

  3. seamus (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 9:22 am

    OK, now I’m scared. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to buy 60 cans of chilli.

  4. Mike K. (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:14 pm


    Just read your comment over at

    “Dear you fucking thief”? A little harsh for a initial contact don’t you think? From your own terms of service:

    “SUMMERY (sic)
    Play nice, karma is a bitch.”

    Obviously the fellow didn’t realize that the photos were yours and corrected his mistake pretty quickly by removing all but one and citing you as the source.

  5. Jason D- (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

    My comment was posted before he made the change Mike. He could have not posted it after he made the correction but he chose not to.

  6. joeblow (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    dear you fucking asshole:

    jesus dude, a little angry?

    you’re a dick.

  7. Jason D- (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Dear Joe,

    Have a nice day.

  8. Joel Johnson (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

    I hadn’t gone into the comment approval queue until after I got Jason’s first email. I hardly ever delete comments, even if they are calling me an idiot, so I didn’t want them to think I was keeping the comments offline because I was trying to be a scumbag. Jason later responded with a nice letter saying all was fine.

    I’m happy to take out the comments, Jason, if that’s what you’d prefer.

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