I can see the funny,

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Renee750il, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
  2. ACooper

    ACooper Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    27,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IN
    Ok, kinda get it with the wife..........but there's a HUGE creep factor with the dog and fish! :eek:
     
  3. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    It's the underlying message -- that whole "a REAL man indiscriminately knocks up anything with a uterus."

    Not to mention the trivialization of women and that it seems to be okay again, when not too long ago an ad like that would have been marketing death for a product, but maybe that's more in my consciousness with the current political climate.
     
  4. Cthulhu7

    Cthulhu7 Mitch & Erin

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I see this as funny, but also sexist towards both parties.
     
  5. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    You're right, Cthulu, it does trivialize both.
     
  6. ACooper

    ACooper Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    27,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IN
    I don't find that ad directly offensive, but it is a bit off putting (and creepy as stated) and it definitely wouldn't make me want to purchase what they are selling.
     
  7. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    That's it, Coop . . . the "off-puttingness" of it, flirting with offensive, is what makes my skin crawl.

    Like it's akin to desensitization.
     
  8. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,807
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    It's kinda funny. Indulgent in very primal desires lol Not even sex for pleasure, but seed-spreading lol
     
  9. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    No sex at all -- just "seeding."
     
  10. Tortilla

    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I found it funny :p I didn't really think it was offensive, but maybe I'm just kinda warped. :p
     
  11. Cthulhu7

    Cthulhu7 Mitch & Erin

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I wouldn't really say it's offensive either. It just gives me an uncomfortable feeling. But that's how i usually feel about commercials that try to portray a "manly-man"
     
  12. Tortilla

    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I like the Axe commercials too. :p
     
  13. SevenSins

    SevenSins Guest

    I have a pretty twisted sense of humor and find "funny" in just about everything, but that was... Not offensive, just kind of stupid, and it made me want to go out and buy Brut just about as much as Carl's Jr. ads featuring people taking gigantic mouthfulls of burger, making piggish slurping noises and slopping condiments all over themselves makes me want to eat there. :p

    Some of the Axe commercials are funny as hell though.
     
  14. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    9 not counting ducks, chickens, and fish
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    There is a definite pushing of boundaries in commercials I think..which while that is always the case (nature of the beast that is advertising) I am NOT ok with all the objectification that has been rampant, especially with all the real issues that go hand in hand with that.

    Objectifying commercials are the reason I boycott Hardees.
     
  15. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    19,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    5 Dogs
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Home Page:
    :rofl1: :rofl1:

    I agree- I didn't find it funny nor offensive, just stupid.

    I like the Old Spice commericials with the "manly man"- I think those are funny!
     
  16. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    8,823
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    PA
    The message is fairly clear. Brut contains rufies.
     
  17. Cthulhu7

    Cthulhu7 Mitch & Erin

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Old spice commercials rule
     
  18. ACooper

    ACooper Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    27,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IN
    LMBO.............that's what I couldn't put my finger on! :rofl1: Thanks for clarifying Eddie! hahaha
     

Share This Page