The Infiltration Of Advertising

For a second, I thought I was reading The Onion, until I realized, this may very well be true. It seems that Kari Smith, an American, recently sold her forehead as an “advertising billboard” to the Golden Palace Casino. The words “GoldenPalace.com” have been tatooed on her forehead as a promotion for the Ontario-based casino.

Walking Billboard

The transaction was made through an eBay for a reported sum of $10,000. Smith is quoted as saying, “I really want to do this … To everyone else, it seems like a stupid thing to do. To me, $10,000 is like $1 million. I only live once, and I’m doing it for my son.

See the full story at here. Also, here’s an interesting precursor to this story from back in March by CBS News.

  • PJ

    Not the first ebay purchase for the Golden Palace Casino….

    GoldenPalace.com, an online casino, which is actually based in Kahnawake, Canada was the lucky winner of Diana Duyser’s ”Virgin Mary” 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich with half a bite taken out of it. The burnt-looking toast sold for $28,000 US on eBay (Nov 2004).

    What a publicity stunt! Pop culture at it’s finest. Although the tattoo-girl didn’t get much $$$$$$ for a lifelong scar, perhaps she’ll make it into the Guiness Book of World Records.

    Of interest, at any given time, there are several “human souls” for sale on ebay (some slightly used, damaged, vintage). Browse through the MetaPhysical category if you are in need ;)