By David Pescovitz at 2:42 pm Thu, Dec 20, 2007
Its claimed that it was the Beat poet Lew Welch who came up with the advertising slogan “Raid Kills Bugs Dead” while working at agency Foote Cone & Belding. Although many have noted that it is needlessly repetitive (can one kill bugs undead?) It also forms a beautiful mini-haiku.
Ooops. Turns out that it actually follows the humorous and often cynical form of Japanese SenryÅ« poetry, not Haiku. Damn you public radio for exposing me as a psuedointellectual!
I recently travelled across Canada staying at hotels and hostels. I had encountered bed bugs twice– one time at a hostel and another time at a hotel. I have to say they are terrible, resilient, little bastards!
I shot a bed bug in Reno, just to watch it die.
Sold! Download the high resolution scan and make your own. Propers to anyone who vectorizes it and posts the SVG.
I just did a live trace, hope it works :)
I bet some band will name themselves “Bed Bug Murder” soon.
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