Friday, February 25, 2011

Possessed Chair Ad - TRDC



Red Writing Hood - For Sale
This week's assignment was to write a humorous ad, a la Craigslist or eBay, where you're selling things after a breakup.



You will need to click on the picture below to enlarge it so you can even read it because I do not possess mad techie graphic skills...

Disclaimer: Although I was super excited at the prospect of this prompt, I am not happy with how it turned out. I got really caught up in the design (which I am not skilled at) that by the time I needed to write...I feel like I blew it. 


24 comments:

Julie said...

I love the ending - "You won't be able to find me again." Perfect.

Yuliya said...

Loved it! Except I'd be the drooling idiot in the chair...my husband doesn't watch TV

Home In The Hollow said...

OMG! I almost did one on Joe's recliner! Nice write up!...:)JP

Kris Mulkey said...

Ha. The "evil" chair in our house is red. My daughter and I stay far, far away from it.

Elaine A. said...

This is why I've never let a recliner into my house. But my Dad has one and every time we visit my husband totally turns into THAT guy you described! UGH!

Nancy C said...

Listen you. You brought the funny. Own it. Did you actually post this to ebay? Say yes?

I refuse to allow such stuff in my house because my husband would attempt to attach a fridge and possibly a bathroom to said item.

Love this!

Karen Peterson said...

This is why there won't be recliners in my house!

Jessica said...

Look at you and your techie skills and your funny. I love it. SO funny, sorry will have to pass on the chair, my husband already has enough ways to figure out how to sit still.

writingwithchaos said...

I love this. All the detailing, complete with the ending of "you won't be able to find me again."

My only complaint is technical difficulties in reading the entire screen.

Inspired.

I wonder if it would work on my 4 year old...

The mad woman behind the blog said...

So perfect. I remember reading a similar post on CL years ago and I think you topped it.

Lordy, how many women want to get rid of their husband's recliner? And no, that particular piece of furniture is not allowed in my house.

Cheryl said...

Hee! I love the stuff under the "other info" tab. And the kicker at the end of the ad was great!

Stacey said...

I think it's hilarious that you created an actual ad! So funny! Thankfully my husband doesn't have a recliner! LOL

Sherri said...

This is hilarious! I have yet to own a chair with such powers, but my broken-down old sofa seems to do the same thing to not only my husband but my teenage son as well.

Love how you did the ad!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

You are amazing with your ad skills!
And the name of the store... there is a market to be sure :)

Nichole said...

Apathetic coma...giggle.
You did a great job...you're being far too hard on yourself.
The ad is so cool too. :)

Mandyland said...

This was fantastic! I'm totally jealous of your actual ad and LOVE the text. I had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't the real thing. :)

Jenna said...

you have mad skillz. design and writing, you totally didnt blow it. You did awesome!!

MrsJenB said...

Very funny stuff, you still did a great job - although in my house, I'm the one with the favorite chair while my husband lays on the couch and I don't think we could actually part with that...

Christine:) said...

I think this is clever...it reminds me a little of the Friends episode where Joey thinks his broken recliner healed itself...have you seen it? One of my favorite episodes.
Have a great weekend:)
C:)

Mama Jules said...

I love that you made an actual ad!

My in-laws have a recliner and every Sunday it tries to take over my husband. I don't think Id like to deal with that kind of power every day!

Lapiz de la Guerra said...

Thank goodness there's no recliner in my home! Although my husband's laptop induces similar symptoms to the ones you describe. Hmm...this will require some investigation.

I thought your post was funny and I love that you made it look like a real posting on eBay. I would have loved to hear more dirt on what prompted you to sell it, but overall, this was meant to be fun and you obviously enjoyed yourself!

CDG said...

"You won't be able to find me again."

Perhaps I should have listed the Sofa Which Drove My Dogs Insane?

Ilana @mommyshorts said...

DO NOT WANT!!! On second thought, it might be better than my husband and I constantly fighting each other for the chaise part of the couch.

Shell said...

I had to laugh at barter in fuel!

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