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Juxtaposition: Apparently Important

Updated on February 7, 2012

Juxtaposition Fail

Juxtaposition is defined as “an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.” Juxtaposition can be used well, or not so well. For example, There is a hospital I went to recently, that had a Subway inside the building, thereby making the entire first floor smell like freshly baked bread, instead of like a hospital. Two things, that when put together, make things better (at least for the hospital). However, this same hospital is right across the street from a graveyard. Not good juxtaposition. I have found 27 “Juxtaposition Fails” that are mostly advertising based, that could have been avoided, if someone just looked into the context of the situation.

These guys are happy about it
These guys are happy about it
Its like looking into a mirror.  One of those funhouse mirrors
Its like looking into a mirror. One of those funhouse mirrors
I'm not that thirsty
I'm not that thirsty
Did they get rid of they dollar menu?
Did they get rid of they dollar menu?
God, what gorgeous....hair
God, what gorgeous....hair
Who looks more confused; the dogs, or McCain?
Who looks more confused; the dogs, or McCain?
Too much information
Too much information
And again, too much information
And again, too much information
Can you keep a secret?
Can you keep a secret?
I did succeed at having a dead aunt, thanks Hallmark
I did succeed at having a dead aunt, thanks Hallmark
The bellboys get to grab anyone at anytime.  ANYONE AT ANYTIME.
The bellboys get to grab anyone at anytime. ANYONE AT ANYTIME.
Hey, they have guns, don't make them angry
Hey, they have guns, don't make them angry
It's not around the corner, it's straight ahead
It's not around the corner, it's straight ahead
The top lady should be glaring at the bottom lady.
The top lady should be glaring at the bottom lady.
Wait, what?
Wait, what?
"Imagine all the people, punching you in the face" is the next line, right?
"Imagine all the people, punching you in the face" is the next line, right?
OH!  You just got taken down a peg, Mr. winner of seven consecutive Tour De France's!  Please don't kick me to death.
OH! You just got taken down a peg, Mr. winner of seven consecutive Tour De France's! Please don't kick me to death.
Hey, if they can't save your dog, you don't have to pick him up!
Hey, if they can't save your dog, you don't have to pick him up!
No one cares, cows.
No one cares, cows.
So...many...jokes...
So...many...jokes...
USA!!!  USA!!!  USA!!!
USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
"Don't ask how we keep our prices so low!  No really, stay out of it."
"Don't ask how we keep our prices so low! No really, stay out of it."
Again, so many jokes.
Again, so many jokes.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The mantra of the alcoholic
The mantra of the alcoholic
Two peas in a pod
Two peas in a pod
Next aisle: Overalls, and stupid coeds that fall down a lot.
Next aisle: Overalls, and stupid coeds that fall down a lot.

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    • tiffany delite profile image

      tiffany delite 

      5 years ago from united states

      thank you so much for this entertaining hub. i literally laughed out loud when i got to the $2 craps at mcdonalds! hahaha! this is really good stuff. thanks again...blessings!

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      Mcham Law 

      7 years ago from Round Rock, Texas

      funny stuff. thanks

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