Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Personal Grooming

Speaking of Jolly Ol', my sources tell me that this ad is currently running on the commercial outlets in the UK.



It's an ad for Schick Quattro

8 comments:

Mister Parker said...

Oh, dear God.

You know, somewhere along the line I have become as crabby and conservative as Jack Webb in an old episode of Dragnet. "You damn hippies think you can run around singing songs about trimming your pubic hair and it's all just fine and dandy, but let me tell you something, fella, this great civilization of ours was founded on things just a little more important, like discretion and decorum and oh, Christ Jesus, can't you just shut up and let me watch reruns of NCIS in peace?!"

Although I have to say, if Charlie Sheen had written this as a jingle for a fictional ad on "Two And A Half Men," I'd be rolling around on the floor ...

¡barangus!™ said...

We are not amused.

alarmed chick said...

There are so many comments I could make . . .
but I can't get past the disturbing image of that big electric chainsaw thingy.

Robert Mapplethorpe said...

A lot of people seem to have taken this seriously.

It's a post-ironic post-modern comment on the acceptability and preposterousness [!] of both obsession about grooming and about the "let's-just-not-talk-about-it" reaction of so many.

Or so I'm pretty sure.

Mister Parker said...

Yeah, well, maybe it's a skit from one of Britain's comedy shows -- they had a million of 'em when we were living there and they were usually pretty funny. But it's close enough to those bloody Cialis commercials -- with a couple sitting in separate bath tubs complaining because they aren't getting it on (you're sitting in separate tubs! hello! do you not understand the concept?!) -- that it could be real ...

Robert Mapplethorpe said...

Oh, I'm not suggesting that it's not real [although I don't actually know that; it may just be a spoof ad some agency worked up], I'm just suggesting that it may not be a real sales pitch, as much as a limited attempt to poke fun at what it almost certainly proving to be a "hot button" issue.

"Hot button" -- ooooh; I'm talking dirty.

Big Billy Clinton said...

Cunt!

Anonymous said...

No, it is a real advertisement. Salon's "Broadsheet" covered this, too.
CB