Minto Roundabout

Being a dentist, was I in for a shock to see this new roundabout in the city of Karachi promoting a toothpaste. I feel commercialization is probably the easiest way to develop our nation but this seems to be taking it a bit too far.

The first comment that would naturally come to the mind of a dentist like myself, Yeah! that’s good for business BUT whats with the dab of toothpaste sticking out the end. It looked more like ‘Poop’ than any toothpaste, have a closer look at the picture and tell me what you think about this latest development by the creaitve minds of Touchme and the Minto brand. Creativity and common sense does not seem to go hand in hand with these people.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2006/03/Minto-Roundabout-thumb.jpg

13 Comments so far

  1. Afreen (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 3:06 am

    Khee Khee!

    This made me laugh. Poop? What an observation.

    I hope the Minto people are reading this. *grins*


  2. sarah (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 4:39 am

    Minto pPl are givin a natural dap of paste on a brush look, but they forget to put the Big BRUSH in the picture!!! :D


  3. gman (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 7:46 am

    surprised no one else noticed this, but the text on the toothpaste is upside down! dont these people have brains?


  4. yo yo (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    Their brains are alright..Look the toothpaste is falling down in the right direction from the tube.

    To make the letters right they have to invent a tooth paste which defies gravity.

    my two cents


  5. MB (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 10:02 am

    ” Creativity and common sense does not seem to go hand in hand with these people. ”

    Do i need say more ??


  6. Adnan (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    Well ya it is upside down

    but i dont think they are this much stupid…….may b from the other side (which is not visible in the pic) this wont b the case and the brand name is readable meaining not upside down


  7. schawlaf (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 11:58 am

    They should have setup a traffic signal there , i live around the corner from this place and the traffic is horrible , for minto toothpaste has anyone seen the other ugly structures they have erect from Ismail Chowrangi with those meaningless sails right after Naheed Super Store to the books being sprayed by fountains on Bahadurabad to the cup and saucer near Imtiaz Super Market


  8. mansoor (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    just curious.. where is this roundabout ??


  9. tanzila (unregistered) on March 26th, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

    Sara, dont mention the tooth brush, or else shield walas would also put a giant and ugly tooth brush near this eye sore.


  10. danny (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 5:01 am

    @Adnan — Don’t know why you’re defending them — the text should be right side up on BOTH sides — not just one. They’re just plain dumb — no need to defend them.


  11. Tariq (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    Good pic TM. Yes I also saw this pimple on the butt of advertising that the Touchme ppl are so prone to, and what should one expect from them after seeing green water spewing out of the Touchme roundabout in Bahadurabad!


  12. Jay the big J (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 9:20 pm

    It looks like Pakistanis are doing a good Job spreading Bloopers around the city :), Visit this to see a new version of Brownies ( Burawanies )………. ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jamash/106866765/

    Ooh God we are getting even more twisted every day.


  13. Dutch students (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

    Best Karachiites,

    We are dutch students and have too design a Public space around Bararas chowk. We want to know from yoy, what kind of spaces you like, need or want in the city. What sort of activities do peolpe do during there free time. And what is special abouth banaras chowk.

    If you want to help email to Slakkehuisje@hotmail.com

    Thanks,

    Jelmer & David



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