Wednesday, May 2, 2018

St. Louis Walgreens Promises 2-for-1 Butt Fingerers

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2018 at 2:01 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY BRIAN MCCLELLAND
  • Photo by Brian McClelland

Walgreens has one of the best stores ever. You can get anything from baby food to a Sharpie to a phone charger to nail polish, and many locations are open 24 hours a day.

It's also your one-stop-shop for any manner of unmentionables, from condoms to boner pills to "discreet" shoulder massagers.

But the roadside marquee outside a south St. Louis Walgreens yesterday offered something just a bit more... special. The store at the corner of Kingshighway and Arse-and-all — er — Arsenal appeared to advertise a 2-for $1 deal on a "butt fingerer."



Now, obviously, one can assume that this is the result of some Bart Simpson-type switching around the letters that spell out Bart's own favorite candy bar, the Butterfinger.

The above photo — proof of this magnificent caper! — was taken by eagle-eyed Brian McClelland, whose job it is to find beauty in the world. A producer/director/editor who runs his own video production company called Blip Blap Video in St. Louis, McClelland is known for churning out high-quality music videos for St. Louis artists.

He says he saw the sign yesterday and had to do a u-turn in rush hour traffic to go back and get a photo of it before it was fixed. We checked this morning and, indeed, it was just back to a regular ol' Butterfinger ad.

But judging by the recent sighting of Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead on a billboard just down the street from this location, this heavy-traffic area might soon become known as a hot zone for street art.

RIP "butt fingerer." We will never flush you out of our memory.

UPDATE 4:41 pm:

It would appear that Walgreens got smart. Instead of changing the sign back to "Butterfinger," they switched up candies entirely and are now advertising Crunch bars instead. And as far as we can tell, the naughtiest words you can make out of the letters "CRUNCHBARS" are "BRA SCRUNCH" and "CRABS CHURN." What a bummer.

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees

Email the author at jaime.lees@riverfronttimes.com
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