Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Locals Only - The Fish Market

Part V in a series of reviews of very local advertising.

Christians have their own books, bookstores, radio stations, music, TV stations, programs, movies, magazines, theme parks, yellow pages - and now their own electrical contractor. You've seen these ads before. The fish symbol is code to other Christians that this is a reputable contractor who will wire your home or business the way Jesus would.

It's a cheap ploy - and it likely alienates more people than it attracts. This very well might be what "Do not take the Lord's name in vain" was really addressing.

So you need a new car? Let your fingers take a walk

through the business guide for the born-again flock
You'll be keeping all your money in the Kingdom now
And you'll only drink milk from a Christian cow

Locals Only Part IV
Locals Only Part III
Local Only Part II
Locals Only Part I

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  • Does the electrical burst logo have spiritual significance too? Plus, didn’t realize Christians had their own theme parks. The Walk-on-Water slide must be a hoot.

    By Blogger HighJive, at July 25, 2007 at 7:21 PM  

  • Here in Orlando we have The Holy Land Experience. There's the now abandonded Heritage USA in South Carolina - and I read England is getting one soon as well.

    By Blogger RFB, at July 25, 2007 at 7:42 PM  

  • Wow. Just checked out The Holy Land Experience website. Do they really have someone walking around imitating Jesus, or was it just a guest appearance from Kenny Loggins?

    By Blogger HighJive, at July 26, 2007 at 9:57 AM  

  • HighJive: Have you accepted Kenny Loggins as your personal Lord and Savior?

    What a weird gig, though. You walk around picking up little kids saying, "Bless you, my child."?

    By Blogger RFB, at July 26, 2007 at 10:05 AM  

  • Dudes- have you guys been to places like Pigeon Forge, TN or Branson, MO? Holy Land Experience ain't got nothing on half of what's there. Passion Plays and everything.

    Didn't realize you were in Orlando, JetPacks.

    By Blogger Alan Wolk, at July 26, 2007 at 5:56 PM  

  • Toad:

    I used to live in Missouri, uncomfortably close to Branson, in fact. Very strange place.

    By Blogger RFB, at July 26, 2007 at 6:04 PM  

  • My mechanic's father loved Dollywood. He'd go there every year.

    Of course, he also used to run moonshine and was a born-again Christian.

    Take from that what you will.

    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at July 27, 2007 at 9:19 AM  

  • Whenever I see an ichthyus on a business card, I immediately know that person is bigoted, self-righteous, and lacks reason. Why would any intelligent person want to hire such a "professional"? So their little Jesus marketing ploy helps me screen them out.

    By Blogger Saffy, at July 29, 2007 at 2:06 PM  


    By Blogger HighJive, at July 29, 2007 at 3:21 PM  

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