Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Crazy Thoughts

I am an advertising fanatic. I savor good advertisements and I can only count within my fingers those ads that made a mark into my memory…and yet there are those ads which I just love to hate. Well, this post is just but a common observation and the what if’s of the wonderful world of consumerism.

  • I have yet to see a Napkin advertisement which uses red as the color to simulate the ‘heavy flow.’ Well, they usually use Blue…maybe to lessen the grossness hahaha!

  • Tall billboards towered many of the streets with pictures of good looking ladies or gents, greatly posing with their gym carved bodies…and yet what struck me most was that they were just endorsing a shoe or a watch.

  • Would it be great if Funeral Parlors would have a SALE? Seriously, I believe many morbid citizens will grab each opportunity when they offer a FREE TRIAL or 50% OFF or Buy ONE TAKE ONE Sale. Wouldn’t you agree?

  • In the Marlboro Advertisement, it gallantly welcomes us to ‘Marlboro Country’, I just wonder if that particular place is where the people with emphysema, bronchitis and lung problems convene?

  • I’m playing the innocent card here so Ymir and Jin shut up hehe! Why do they add flavors to condoms? It’s not like someone will chew or eat it? Chocolate flavor my ass…why not concoct a DURIAN flavored condom now that they are at it!

  • If double standard should not be made, then men with big round bellies should also model briefs or boxers. Why limit the population with the ripped ab gym rats? Yeah! A little bit gross when you look into a billboard having a 300 pound man on his briefs--but that's reality! Ask many moms.

  • Lastly, why do all commercial models in print ads endorsing foods or beverages need to open their mouths so wide? Burger or drinks, you name it! Without a doubt, these models have mouths that can fill in two close fists.

Okay, the craziness stops here...

sidenote: Those who are requesting that I should also post sample of my paintings...I already did. Click pastels.


Blogger vic said...

Durian? Ilove Durian and most Davaoweneos. Now, now don't be so naughty and say, "I'll guess from which province you are."

For the "Marlboro Country", I was there, but get out in a hurry because the Funeral Parlor was own by the same Marlboro Man. That's where he makes the "killling".

2:58 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Like they say... sex sells! Well, except when it comes to feminine products. lol

3:16 AM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

davao ako pinanganak at gusto ko nang bumisita sa mga ninang/ninong ko na 23 years na akong walang regalo.. haha..

lol.. may i add sa feminine wash
bakit hindi yung organ mismo ang ilagay at bakit flower especially rose ang nilalagay.. teehee..

3:25 AM  
Blogger j said...

buy one take one ng funeral parlor? pwede rin, pwede naman atang stock yun ng matagal eh. stock na tayo ng 2. ang mahal kaya ng kabaong, he he

3:30 AM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

isa lang masasabi ko... gross!!! hahaha.

durian flavor? then that means it'll smell like durian also?

and i'll get a little intellectual, funeral parlors don't offer promos because of supply and demand. diba people would only buy when somebody died na, so no more time to scout for cheaper kabaong.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous snglguy said...

While we're at it, why don't the advertisers of those skin care products find a model that is naturally dark skinned (their target market)rather than one who obviously was already blessed with a fairer skin than most Pinays. Just to prove that their product can give the consumers, that 'mestiza' color.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay im shutting my mouth on point number five. hehe.

ang pinaka precise na billboard na nakita ko sa edsa ay yung sa boy bawang. hindi ko lang alam kung nandun pa.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Neil said...

hahaha. Chocolate flavor. Does this flavored contraceptives need to be orally swallowed? Graaargh.

Speaking of feminine wash, why don't we guys have masculine wash in the market?

12:25 PM  
Anonymous karol said...

they should also have commercials which focus on curly gals (kasi kulot ako..hehe). :D and! dapat may chili flavored-condom. nyahahaha

6:25 PM  
Blogger Jinjiruks said...

haha.. masculine wash.. anu na naman ilalagay nila dun na icon? cactus

10:01 PM  
Anonymous carey said...

...so which commercial or ad has met your taste lately? :)

12:15 AM  
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