Monday 20 June 2011

Gratuitous Drink Ad Of The Week

Club Orange is a popular Irish fizzy orange drink. This is how they advertise it over there, apparently.

One can only assume that their market research has highlighted a majority male customer base? Still, if it's OK to market Diet Coke via the medium of absurdly-toned bare-chested window cleaners, I'm sure there should be no complaints.

I'm just worried that such imagery could be a thrill too far for some Irish citizens I could mention. Eh, Grandad?

('Bits' of orange of course, you potty-minded lot, you)


Grandad said...

All in a day's work, Old Chap.

You approve of Herself and her new acting career then [even if it is only a bit part]?

Dick Puddlecote said...

Way to go, G! ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, you cannot complain about the beautifully shaped and rounded orange *its, can you. Ooopst! Slip of finger - bits.

Anonymous said...

You know I was in Deal in Kent earlier today and as I walked along the high street I passed a young man shaking a tin in my face. Somewhat startled I had to stop and read exactly what the particular charity he was collecting for. Well, it turns out it was some international AIDs charity. I wanted to tell him that any money collected should be directed to an advertising campaign aimed towards telling people to keep their collective knobs in their trousers but I didn't.
But then something occured to me. What would people's reactions be if I stood in the same place with a tin collecting for those unfortunate smokers who developed the usual liturgy of diseases associated with my favourite vice.
Outrage? Sympathy? Ambivalence?
Who knows but I'm seriously tempted.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon.

Today, I received a phone call from some organisation saying that my property is overvalued for Council Tax. So I asked this lady what information they had about my property. She said that she was not a researcher and did not know. So I said that she should find out and ring me again. Needless to say, she did not ring back.

The moral of this story is to ask the correct questions. In the case of the tin rattler, the correct question is, "Do men get AIDS by sticking their willies up other men's bums?" And the follow up - "Why do you expect me to give you money to perpetuate this practise? This definitely not my problem. Goodbye"

The Smoking Ban has sharpened our minds. The powers-that-be have kicked me. I will kick back, in my way.

J Bonington Jagworth said...

I thought those were peaches? I must be out of date.

J Bonington Jagworth said...

You just have to hope that nobody wants to market a prune and banana cocktail...

neil craig said...

If it had been Guinness they could have had foam everywhere.