Everyones Likes Spinach In Their Omelettes!

.. or people evacuating blood out of their anus. Thanks to Mark Copyranter, who notes that Embassy Hotels had plenty of time to pull this ad from this week’s New Yorker.


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  1. Lesley says:

    This might be worth making fun of if cooked spinach was a health hazard, but it’s not.

  2. mark duffy says:

    except, Lesley, many make omelettes with only slightly-cooked fresh spinach–which is still dangerous.

  3. spinachdip says:

    Plus, it’s kinda irrelevant what kind of spinach is safe. The way things are right now, when a reader sees the word “spinach”, the first thing that comes to mind is e coli, and whatever message Embassy Suite’s trying to send gets lost in the word association.

    Oh, and there’s no way to change my handle, is there?

  4. Triteon says:

    Mark is dead wrong. It takes far longer to pull a print ad than a couple days. Most pubs have a 2-week lead time at the minimum for cancellations of any kind. And sure– the first death was on 9/7, but by his own admission (via the link) the “story broke” on 9/16. Today is the 20th, right?
    I generally like the Copyranter blog, but this time his facts are way off.

  5. mark duffy says:

    the story didn’t “break” on the 16th it broke a week before that, if you remember (I just happened to link to a recent story). And those 2-week lead times are simply basic industry magazine standards which are often extended for late ads.