Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I call it "Boy with Cigarette"

For many years we've heard the damned liberal media pedaling their outright lies about tobacco companies marketing their products to children. I don't know about you but I've never seen the Marlboro man during The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention. Maybe every frame of the animation prominently featured Joe Camel's penis nose. Again, I didn't see it.

But sometimes companies (me) go too far and the advertising message is so obvious that Ray Charles could see it.

I present to you my latest creation, Flavor Country

I'm aware that it won't sit well with some people but breathe deeply for a second and consider how ridiculous it is. And then remember that I have a very real problem taking anything seriously.

Once you're done pondering the ridiculousness of this faux advertising message, head over to MinnPics and bask in the greatness of the photos featured there from Minnesota's most skilled amateur photographers.


MJ said...

To me, all of this goes back to parenting. I watched a documentary on McDonald's and how it has shaped American culture the other day - It was amazing how many people were willing to blame McD's for childhood obesity.

WTH??? If people would make the choice to stop buying it, McD's would have to stop selling or go out of business.

Same thing with cigarettes.

i am playing outside said...

i agree with MJ. i was raised by non-smokers to not smoke. i've literally only ever TOUCHED a cigarette once, because i said to my friend "you know, i've never even touched a cigarette" and she said "here, touch it" and i did and that was it. HAHA

Stephanie said...

It's pretty disturbing but it also sends a message...maybe it makes us see how dangerous it is to allow your kids to be exposed to cigarettes... We all do make the choice whether to smoke or not, but many smokers start in adolescence.