Totally Opaque Ad o’ the Day (Alvaro Noboa Edition)

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk

The hardworking staff has long had a soft spot for ads run by civilians in the New York Times. But this one takes the cake.

From Friday’s Times, page A10:


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Do you understand a single word of that?

Us neither.

(Q: How many lawyers can fit on the head of a pen? A: Uh, we need to make a phone call.)

So the headscratching staff dutifully plugged Alvaro Noboa into the Googletron and here’s what came back:


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So we went to Google News and got this:


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Our Spanish is a little rusty (Latin for “nonexistent”), but something’s going on here, yeah?

Let us know if you know something we don’t.

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6 Responses to Totally Opaque Ad o’ the Day (Alvaro Noboa Edition)

  1. Bob Gardner says:

    I think those are the lyrics to some kind of calypso song from the 50’s . I can’t place it exactly but I seem to hear Harry Belafonte’s voice in my head whenever I read the ad.
    But I guess that probably raises more questions than it answers.

  2. Curmudgeon says:

    If he is being sued under US federal law or the laws of a state, he can be served at the bar or a table, whichever he prefers.

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