Thursday, October 11, 2007

Yay, presents!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? Anything not in a box is a cliche?

Anonymous said...

why is "the box" a circle?

Anonymous said...

I was... thinking... about this... thing... outside of the box... thinking... nah, I don't get it.

sam said...

perhaps A and B are switched.

Anonymous said...

Outside the box is a cliche at this point. Inside the box is a gift. Don't quote me though.

adamkc said...

I thought it was "gift boxes are cliche"

Lauren said...

This took me a minute but it is very clever :) nice work.

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Anonymous said...

Definitely not the most obvious because it seems to imply two entirely different kinds of boxes, though ironically, it uses the capitalized "The" that persudes us that there must only be one box. I think it just means that gifts are cool and they come inside boxes but that "outside The Box" is a cliche. I do agree, however, with the writer who questioned the use of a circle for the shape of The Box. I hurt myself there. There are just some mental gymnastics I shouldn't try before coffee.

jean said...

I think she means that gift boxes are passe. Most gifts come in a bag or other elegant (translated: "expensive") wrapping medium. Boxes are just so...pedestrian, it seems.

But I can see how it could also mean that thinking inside the box is on the same level.

Either way, very clever! :)

Snowdrops said...

Hmm, I actually interpret the diagram the opposite of what the commenter above says... in that basically she's saying gift-boxed presents are NOT a cliche. That's why the cliche circle is outside of the boxed gift circle. I.e. boxed gifts are proper, thoughtful presents and are never a cliche (thus the exclamation "Yay presents!" in the title).

Anyway, it seems this diagram is like a Rorscharch test of gift-wrapping!

Anonymous said...

Gifts that are not in a box, but "outside the box" are cliche you just have to think outside the box.

RedClaw said...

Overthinking it, guys.

Outside the box is a cliche.
Inside the box is a gift, because gifts come in boxes!

Cute, clever, funny, and SIIIMPLE.

Gzero said...

"Thinking outside the box" is a cliche statement, and gifts are inside boxes.

Probably already stated but not that clearly in some cases.

 
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