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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Seen In San Francisco: Portrait of Alarmingly Corpulent Woman In Pink Muumuu -- *This* Is a Way To Sell Ice Cream?

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 7:30 AM


You know, there's nothing that makes us want to indulge in a fattening dessert food like a portrait of a hippo-like person wearing an electric pink maternity-like dress and painted up like Raggedy Ann messily dripping food over her ample frame.

I'm not sure if someone has stumbled across a revolutionary new business model -- but isn't the above painting the kind of thing you might leave on the ice cream in your freezer to mean-spiritedly discourage someone from taking it?  And yet, a Western Addition ice cream parlor is using the above art to advertise their wares (no word on whether they lost a bet).

Perhaps we missed the nearby smoke shop -- featuring a portrait of a wizened, cancerous man smoking a cigarette through a hole in his neck and clutching at an oxygen tank -- or the liquor store emblazoned with crayon drawings of unwashed men suffering attacks of the DTs while their lowlife colleagues rifle their pockets.

Boy, imagine what they'd have at the gun store.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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