When botany and advertising collide. Here we have the latest from AT&T.
The advertisement description’s in quotes.
“We open on an urban setting and see a vine begin to grow up a
What kind of vine?? It looks like a mutant clematis, though the leaf arrangement’s wrong, and there are no orange large-flowered ones. Oh well, let’s not be picky. At least it’s some kind of ornamental plant. We’ll call it Clematis broadbandii. Definitely non-native, though.
“From there, we see various landscapes being covered with
What the…well, I guess the overpass does look better. And the city’s doing a great job keeping it out of the road.
“As the seedlings grow, they sprout brilliant orange
flowers, covering the cities, towns, and countryside’s in a spectacular
Honey, drive faster. This neighborhood gives me the creeps.
This is ridiculous… I’m calling Linda Chalker-Scott! Or maybe Jeff Gillman, for a fair and balanced herbicide recommendation; or maybe Bert Cregg could suggest how to cut it back. Holly Scoggins is a flake; she’d just tuck Bounce sheets everywhere...
“Coverage is a beautiful thing. AT&T covers 97% of all Americans.”
Dear AT&T: the National Invasive Species Council will be in touch. Unless their call gets dropped.