Thursday, March 12, 2009

Satanic Strawman makes me scared, not thirsty.

(click ad) Say hola to Nesteapheles, the demon ice god of thirst. The line there at the bottom of this ad loosely translates to: You Are What You Take (update: You Are What You Drink). Me thinks the Venezuelan creatives at Publicis who hatched this tubular boogeyman were taking microdots of lysergic acid diethylamide.
Poll time! Which of these food/drink ad visuals is the scariest:
1. the espresso scorpion.
2. meat seasoning necrophilia.
3. McDonald's devil finger fries.
4. Subway's entrails sub.
5. the Fanta strawberry tongue.
6. or, this here Nestea incubus.

10 Comments:

Blogger Erin Bradley said...

The Fanta tongue actually looks kind of appetizing. Maybe I'm just a pervert. Or really into strawberries. Scariest ad hands down is the Aids awareness scorpion. Shivers.

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/french_aids_awareness_scorpion?size=_original

Also, not Photoshop, but I'm really put off by the way Quizno's presents their prime rib. It looks scab shavings.

http://media.independent.com/img/places/PrimeRibGarlicBread.jpg

5:24 PM  
Blogger Blaize said...

I vote for #2, because animals inviting their own consumption are always creepy, and those ads are a particularly horrifying exemplar.

9:53 PM  
Blogger garrito said...

I'm thinking it's a tie between all of them, except the strawberry tongue.

I, apparently like Erin, have a strawberry "fetish", "thing", "OCD", whatever you want to call it. Seriously, my cereal cabinet (and it's a big one) is loaded with just about every strawberry-related cereal known to man. Chocolate shake or vanilla shake? Nuh-uh. Strawberry shake. Birthday cake every year? Take a guess.

TMI?

12:48 AM  
Blogger Jayhawker said...

While "tomar" technically means "take", in Latinamerica it means "drink." The caption would best be translated as "You are what you drink."

And my vote for the creepiest is definitely the coffee scorpion

2:46 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

that's actually, "you are what you drink." translated un-loosely.

I vote the chicken as the creepiest. #2.

2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Subway ad. It looks like a hairy, deformed, male human abdomen. Not what I want on a sandwich. The sexually posed, shiny-skinned dead animals are also quite cringeworthy. They bring to mind the horrible faux horror movie commercial from some crap Tarintino did, in which a pervert man humps a woman cooked and trussed like a Thanksgiving turkey.

7:41 AM  
Blogger FFJewbacca said...

Definitely this one. It looks like Satanic Strawman is washing down the souls of the misbegotten.

The others are just plain stupid.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

The straw face seems like someone just wanted to "reference" Tara Donovan rather than have an actual idea relating to the product.

I mean, "you are what you drink?" So Nestea is made from straws? What?

11:57 AM  
Blogger David Terrenoire said...

The critters, no question.

Count me as another fan of the berry.

But naked critters, doing a come-hither, that's just wrong.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely #2

12:06 PM  

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