New Year's Eve is rapidly approaching. And so are the parties. Oh yes, the myriad of parties.
I can say with 100% conviction that I'm not the only one who has greeted the first glorious morning of a new year by hurling the contents of my stomach into a toilet... or on a carpet... or the lawn... or pretty much where ever I happen to be at the time.
This is unpleasant, to say the least.
But why, oh why, dear readers, do advertising companies decide to use something like puke to sell a product? It seems counterproductive.
But they've done it many times, my friends. And I've gathered a few of them to show you, with the notion that it may temper the champagne intake on New Year's Eve. It may also be the finest example I've found yet to display the unbelievable lengths that marketing firms will go to in order to sell a product.
I start off gently... but things will rapidly get more... pukey.
Puke Ad # 1: Jat Pat Digest
Believe it or not, the little person in this ad is eating what's coming out of the package... not hurling it all up. The tagline reads "Keep Eating, Keep Digesting." There are three versions of this campaign, all pretty much the same. After a bit of research (including translation software), I've not been able to figure out if this is an ad for a magazine or some sort of delicious food product. I'm leaning toward food product.
Puke Ad # 2: Sour Marbles Candy
Puke or get digested by reptilian wildlife? I'll puke, thank you very much.
I think these candies should be required field equipment for anyone in an area crawling with alligators and snakes.
Puke Ad # 3: Chupa Chups
I used to like these lollipops. Instead of thinking "Yum! Look at all of the fruit pulp in this yummy treat!" I'm thinking, "This guy must have eaten a burrito."
I don't think that's the intention of this ad...
Puke Ad # 4: Bloodbuster.com
Oops. A social faux pas.
Methinks this young lady doth drinkith too much champagne.
Puke Ad # 5: Swift
The day that my own imagination pukes on me is the day I strip off my clothes and run naked through town while waving a high powered rifle and shouting, "I'm a little Ewok!"