Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Fruit Of Absolut's Loins.

It's a new print ad in Absolut's banal (and sometimes baldly opportunistic) "In An Absolut World" campaign, this one for their lemon-flavored Citron vodka. Well, I'm going to bring it up here because you can bet your last bottle of precious hooch it was brought up at their ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day:

IT LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING VAGINA.

Or as a commenter noted: In An Absolut World, Pussy Tastes Like Lemons? Even as a subliminal ad, it licks. related: a review—Absolut Pears tastes like a mixture of cough medicine and snake piss.
(thanks to Spartus84 for the tip)

26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one big clit.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that's realy their intended message - "In an absolute world, pussy tastes like lemons"?

1:28 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Maybe they’re saying lemons mask the smell of anything.

Least that’s what I heard.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Blucheez said...

I think they're saying Georgia Oqueef's puss smells like lemons.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pussy tastes like lemons or absolut citron? in the latter case, I am glad I'm straight.
ugh.
the bestest ever is Absolut Ruby Red, but they hardly sell it anywhere.... ORD duty free and Geneva airport are the only places I have ever found it. Ridiculous. Raspberry is another stinker.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Limmud Southeast said...

Absolute Vajayjay

4:43 PM  
Anonymous pseudomono said...

The shape as a whole is the shape of the bottle. Same as any other Absolute ad.

I interpret it as symbolizing the magnetic field around the earth.... Hence "Absolut World". That's what most illustrations of it look like, basically.

Are we supposed to never use any shape that vaguely resembles a vagina because someone with a vagina might be offended?

Let's suppose it is a vagina-doubtful -Isn't it a positive artistic representation of a vagina that's sort of pro-feminist? Yes, it's for Vodka, but there's no doubt that women like fruity vodka. Probably their main market.

5:28 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

pseudomono?

your "interpretation" is even more of a load of horseshit than mine.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous fredo said...

if that looks like a vagina, then pretty much any long cylindrical object looks like a penis. OMG - there are genitals everywhere!!!

6:28 PM  
Blogger A-Dub said...

I'm a woman, and I fucking hate fruity vodka.

And it looks like a fucking vagina.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this was something dreamed up by some "visionary" who didn't mind working on spec or for free.

Doesn't really matter who did it, though, because the campaign is tired. So. Very. Tired.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous pseudomono said...

lol@Copyranter. Just trying to throw some other possibilities out there. I guess I just don't get why it's offensive, even if it IS supposed to resemble a vagina. There's nothing sexual about it.

There are things that look like dicks and balls and vaginas and breasts EVERYWHERE in the natural world. They're bound to show up in advertising artwork.

I understand that you're not boycotting Absolut for it, but why think that anything *barely* looking like genitals is an affront to your gender?

7:46 PM  
Anonymous garrito said...

When life gives you lemons, make sweet love to them.

8:03 PM  
OpenID raincoaster said...

Looks like SOMEBODY had a nasty breakup the day this assignment landed on their desk. Or, as I said at Defamer: "Tastes like lemons? Honey, RINSE after you douche!"

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Amen said...

oh god that would sting

9:44 PM  
Blogger raj said...

New Absolut Lemon Douche leaves you feeling fresh.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tasted like chicken and was lemon scented
she took me home to her mama
I taught 'em both how to Jane Fonda..."

2:52 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

It's the first, and hopefully last, Mickey Avalon reference on copyranter.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is absolut still in business?

3:49 PM  
Anonymous bakannal said...

dont think its offensive...jus dumb. then again...fuck it.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes a wild stretch of the imagination to picture a vagina there . I mean come on, get your mind out of the gutter... You must see vaginas everywhere, my sincerest sympathies...

7:25 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Well I certainly see a vagina looking at your comment, you cowardly anony-mouse pussy. Meow!

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Imp Kerr said...

It doesn't make sense pH wise:

vagina: pH 3.8 to 4.2
lemon: pH 2

i propose 'Absolut Apricot' (dried apricot: pH 4)

10:38 AM  
Anonymous golfbum said...

I'm more concerned about the kind of vaginas you guys are hanging around with - I've never seen one like that, and hope i never do!

4:12 AM  
Anonymous Marguerite Hulett said...

I don't mean to restart the argument, but I am usually soooo oblivious to sexual innuendos / phallic symbols / vaginal(?) symbols, and I saw this ad, and I actually had to search the internet, because I thought Absolut might have done this on purpose. I took a poll of my dorm, just showing them the ad, and asking what they thought of it, and most people definitely thought it resembled a vagina.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous peachfuzz said...

It would be better if it were a pear or apple or something non-citrus, because that ad makes me pucker.

12:35 AM  

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