David Pescovitz at 2:42 pm Thu, Dec 20, 2007
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
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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