Friday, February 15, 2008

Prankster slips joke ad into Palo Alto paper

The Palo Alto Daily News reports that it ran a classified ad from a prankster known for placing humorous ads in papers around the country. The ad said: "Found: Tom Cruise's Lhasa Apso & heart-shaped bed." It ran Wednesday in the paper's free "found" classified section. "If I have to pay for it, I don't really consider it a hoax," said prankster Rory Emerald, a Los Angeles collage and oil painting artist who has placed 60 to 80 such ads in papers over the years.


Claude Lorrain said...

I didn't see the ad in the paper, but I did hear about it on the news. I thought it was very funny. I guess Tom Cruise and his publicist thought so too. What Rory Emerald is doing, is unique, avant-garde, and similar to conceptual art. Rory Emerald is the new Andy Warhol of the 21st Century. These "Found Ads" are classy and ingeniously original.

Anonymous said...

how stupid are the people who take classified ads at these papers --- don't they know who tom cruise is?