Ads with fake 911 calls are just really classy

Fake 911 calls are so fun! Actually, I tried to keep an open mind and gave DeVito/Verdi's "Fashion without the victim" ads for K&G a try. Sorry to say, there is a victim here: It's me, and anyone else who's exposed to this particular effort. Not because it's especially controversial. It's more low-rent, straining to break through but falling woefully short. The quivering voice of the caller, the world-weary tone of the dispatcher: It's uninspired, just like the clothes they apparently sell at K&G. The chain's shoppers might not be victimized by high prices, but the dubious "fashions" there (at least the ones I saw online) commit any number of crimes against style. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to call 911 and report a real emergency: The McDonald's downstairs is out of McNuggets again!

—Posted by David Gianatasio