What is it with marketing people? Until recently I thought that us writers had the corner on being insane. Having worked in both film and television, I can pretty much say that the writer is the most crazy person on set (aside from some actors-but they're of a different species altogether).
However, after taking a look at these ads, I'm starting to wonder exactly how far advertising firms will go before they actually discover a deep-end to go off of.
I'm gonna start off gentle. But trust me... this ride's gonna get worse.
A little voice in my head tells me that my divorce would have never happened if I had a tongue like that...
I was once relegated to the back seat of a convertible while my (now ex-) wife's aunt's dog rode shotgun. That dog had a tongue akin to what you see above. And the amount of drool that flapped out of that tongue, whipped through the wind, and smacked me in the face could be measured in gallons.
2. Concordia Children's ServicesWell... This ad could explain the child obesity issues here in the United States...
Um... Yuck. I don't really have a problem with the children suckling on the pig. But everything's just so... dirty!
In small print the ad states, "If you don't help feed them, who will?"
Arnold from Green Acres, that's who.
3. Lifebuoy SoapI don't like my muffins to bite back...
As disturbing as this ad is (particularly with the tagline, "You eat what you touch"), I can't help but find the hamster-muffin cute. You can just imagine the little chirpy voice coming out of it, asking you to read it today's headlines. It would be a happy hamster-muffin, as its generous teeth would insure that you wouldn't dare try to eat it.