Friday, March 14, 2008

The reason we haven't found Osama bin Laden yet is because of the soothing, cooling powers of Hall's cough drops.

(click ad for closer look)
Chinese advertising is a special brand of batshit bizarre. They're particularly fond of using military themes for anything and everything, like thermal-nuclear sperm rockets to sell Viagra. Here, in an ad that even our own lax FDA would maybe question, sucking on a Hall's has made the elusive evildoer invisible to infrared detection—that's quite a product benefit! (here's a second ad in the campaign) related: Ricola's ridiculous "mystery cougher" promo.

8 Comments:

Blogger Speedbag said...

Pssst...typo.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't GWB tried this?
Bizarre ad.

1:57 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

(whispering) thank you speedbag, angel proofreader on my shoulder...

2:05 PM  
Blogger Jetpacks said...

a special brand of batshit bizarre

that belongs on a t-shirt

2:28 PM  
Blogger Iagos said...

The last thing you want to do is keep the suicide bombers awake at night in the cave with your evil cough. It's all echo-y in there.

Allah Akbar Aieyee yee yee yee yee *hack hack hack*
I hope that fuck dies from TB from living in danky dusty caves. slow suffocating death.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous pharmad said...

I think it is supposed to communicate the "cooling" effect of Halls -- they are too cool to be seen in heat-based night vision

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

@ pharmad:

Thanks for that explanation. I was totally lost.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Christoph said...

@Jetpacks: Yeah, I would love to have it on my T-shirt as well. It is cool!

7:55 PM  

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