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I sort of understand the backwards "R" in Toys "R" Us; much of their target audience is pre-literate. But the Target site, oddsagainstseven is meant to inspire pre- or current college students to buy things for their collegiate lives by getting them to watch movies and download indie rock music and ringtones and podcasts from a website.

So what's up with the dyslexic logo?
odds against seven
For extra credit: compare and contrast with Target's other advertising strategies, including the takeover all of the ad space in last week's New Yorker.

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They're targeting today's rebellious youth. They're going about it all wrong though... their slogan should be, "We're Not Wal-mart"
Nevermind... I just went to the website. No one is going to fall for that except for 12 year olds and 40-something year old parents who try to be "hip" or "with it" and try to use oddsagainst7even as a conversation starter with their teenage children.
Yup . It's the new appeal to Punk Rock. They are trying to look like Conflict or all these bands from the early 80's. It's so fucking infuriating and . Annoying.
If I were you I woulda stolen their bandwitdth...
I think the logo is part of a flash interface; so it wouldn't have been easy to steal.
Ah.
True.
Every time I see commercials for that website it makes my brain hurt.
no matter how many times i try, i still read that as "odds against 7 even".
the odds/even split is just too strong.

because #s as letters is 1337?

it's just all around horrible. i want it to be a recursive acronym, but it just isnt.

maybe they wanted to use odds against se7en, but were afraid of getting in trouble with the owners of the David Fincher film?

Re: because #s as letters is 1337?

sorry I should have written B1ff?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B1ff