Thursday, January 03, 2008

Unable to find a French basketball player who could dunk, or even make a lay-up, Nike resorts to shooting a Crazy Horse cabaret dancer.


(click ad for closer look)
And 5 Crazy Horse dancers could probably take the French national men's squad.
OK, seriously, I really don't have anything terrible to say about this ad announcing the opening of a Nike store on the Champs-Elysées. It's cute. (related: if this was a travel blog, I'd have plenty terrible to say about the Champs-Elysées—have you been lately? What a fugly tourist area it has become. Snap your pic of the Arc de Triomphe and get the fuck outta there.) Thanks to Trevor for the image, found here. And, for those of you who say I never like anything, here's a recap of other ads I've praised:
1. Holiday Inn TV spots.
2. Snickers Halloween ad.
3. this Cingular commercial.
4. print ad for a Calgary hemp store.
5. Iggy Pop outdoor posters for John Varvatos.

11 Comments:

Blogger David said...

I fell in love once with a woman who worked at the Crazy Horse. Actually, the Crazy Horse Too.

Once.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Pot Thought said...

How much money do you think Nike would have to pay Tony Parker to get him to don that Crazy Horse get up?

1:04 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Oh yeah..TP is French, isn't he? Also, their national team does apparently have a couple of other NBA (scrub) players. They've come a long way.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous employee of the year said...

1. What's French about a showgirl dunking?

2. I think Verhoeven & Eszterhas are a solid creative team.

3. I didn't know Hilary Swank could get that kind of air.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Ant said...

I don't see Neil Young anywhere in that ad.....

1:27 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Anons, wtf. It’s the new year. Where you been? No “I’d take it to the hole” or “I’d hit that–three” comments?

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work MLTB ... I would like to add "points in the paint" and "take it to the rack".

How about the Warriors' Mickael Pietrus, AKA Air France? His menage a trois stats of 8.7 points per game, 0.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds should bring him to international stature soon.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous brazildaddy.com said...

time for topless nike ads in the usa

12:49 PM  
Blogger Anis Khan said...

This happens when you had over a big ball to a girl like this.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd fuck her.

But do Parigots really relate to touristy show girls? Wouldn't a dour, smug, unshaven, unbathed, Gitanes-smoking asshole play to a broader audience?

Or maybe only Moulin Rouge-visting tourists are stupid enough to buy sneakers on Champs-Élysées.

12:39 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

OMG! Is that YOU, long lost beloved "I'd fuck her/him/it" commenter???

12:47 PM  

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