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Old 11-07-04, 11:49 AM
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Read a Book, Get Oral Sex?

This news is a few days old. I searched and didn't find anything on it.
Not really mature, but feel free to move it, if it's too much for Other
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials were red-faced on Friday after they discovered that clothing ads on city buses that appeared to promote reading suggested a love of books could be rewarded with oral sex.



The advertisements that ran on about 200 buses across the city in recent months carried posters displaying a suggestively posed woman in hot pants kneeling among a pile of books beside the snappy slogan "Read Books, Get Brain."


What unhip, unsuspecting local transportation officials did not know was that "get brain" is street slang for oral sex.


The ads -- from hip-hop clothing maker Akademiks, which intended the double-entendre -- was stripped off New York buses on Friday after transportation officials discovered the street slang meaning.


Metropolitan Transit Authority spokesman Tom Kelly condemned the "vulgar street phrases" in the racy ads he said were "demeaning women."


"To me and I believe to everyone else, while it was done by a clothing line, it would give the impression that it was also promoting reading and literacy," Kelly told Reuters.


"It's easy enough to understand how that would get by based upon someone not knowing the expression."


A spokesman for the New York-based clothing maker noted the ad campaign had run since September and "we hadn't had any complaints at all."


New York officials may not be the only ones caught out.


Akademiks also placed the ads on buses and bus shelters in Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, San Francisco and Philadelphia, the company spokesman said.


Kelly, who said he was his 60s, said that after he was tipped to the hidden meaning of the phrase on Thursday he ran a test among some young MTA workers.


"I went downstairs to the mailroom and showed some of the young guys a copy of the ad," he said. "I was watching their faces and they all start smirking.


"Apparently it's on all the music, in music that's how they refer to it," Kelly said. "I didn't know anything about it and I'm sure the people that approved the ad didn't."


Kelly said it was sad that "you can't take things at face value any longer," adding, "We'll have to learn from experience before we accept ads."


--Anyone in New York see these ads?
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I've never heard the term "get brain."
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I would think nasal sex would have a better chance to Get Brain, then oral sex would.
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"demeaning women"

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Originally posted by Breakfast with Girls
"demeaning women"

Yeah.. I've heard women love giving brain*



*did I use that right?
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I'm going over to the Book Forum now.
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Originally posted by DodgingCars
I've never heard the term "get brain."
Pretty much the same as:

Get dome
Get cranium
Get cabasa

Any term that means "head" can pretty be substituted in there.
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the fact that she is wearing panties and is suggestively leaning never occured to anyone?
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I've heard "Dome", but not brain.

Go figure.

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Originally posted by j123vt_99
the fact that she is wearing panties and is suggestively leaning never occured to anyone?
Then that would be "Read Books, Get Ass"
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Great free advertising now that it hit the news. $$$. Brilliant work.
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There's an "oral report" joke in here somewhere. I'm too lazy to come up with it, though.
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If size matters...forget about "getting brain"... I wanna "get vagina"

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yep.. well done by the advertising group that came up with this

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Great free advertising now that it hit the news. $$$. Brilliant work.
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Phew! Glad I'm not the only one that never heard 'Get Brain'.
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Got milk?
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I would like to purchase this book.
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what's the problem? reading a book stimulates your brain, right?
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When I read I like to start slowly, and then speed up as I get to the climax.










What?
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also, read with your lips too...
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This is true, but reading The Bridges of Madison County with my wife just in't worth it. No Captian Kirk.
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Originally posted by kvrdave
This is true, but reading The Bridges of Madison County with my wife just in't worth it. No Captian Kirk.
Make sure she removes her braces first
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NYC also got rid of some "urban clothing" ads that had H.N.I.C on them

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