Me and Chairman Mao
For those of you who are currently at work--I know none of you would waste time reading the Internet while at work, but just in case--don't worry: this post does not actually feature any bra-less women. (And for others, sorry to disappoint you--don't act all innocent, you know who you are.) Nor is this post about me choosing to suddenly go bra-less, which isn't as daring as it sounds since I do not currently, nor have I ever, actually worn a bra. Plus, even if I had done such a thing, it would have been a bro, not a bra. (Although personally, I prefer the name "manzier.")

Whatever. The actual point of the post is that breaking news--well, semi-breaking--seems to indicate that there may soon be no more bra ads in Shanghai's subways. (Here's my post about said bra ads, for those of you who are interested. For, you know, research purposes.) And really, that's a shame. But not just because if you're going to be standing around waiting for the subway, you might as well be looking at girls in their underwear. No, it's also a shame because, in my opinion, the bra ads keep getting better and better. Take, for example, this ad, which I saw the other day and which now officially holds the great distinction of being my favorite Shanghai bra ad of all time:

Isn't that awesome? Two girls, who appear to be twins, standing around in their underwear, which is made by a company called Fandecie, AKA--I'm guessing--Fantasy. What I like most about it, of course, is its subtlety. What exactly are they saying here with the twins and the lacy underwear and the word "fantasy"? Quite a conundrum, I know. It's like a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a riddle--layer after layer after layer of meaning. Maybe I'm a bit slow, but I just can't seem to figure out what they are hinting at in the vaguest of possible terms. If you figure it out, please let me know. Until that time, however, I'll just have to keep thinking about it ...
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