Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The most metaphorical condom ad ever.

(click ad, via ) But I'm not sure, exactly, what is meant by this inside-the-rubber scenario. The anarchist is a sperm, that much is clear. I guess the riot police represent spermicide (The ad is tagged "Espermicida"). So, Sid Spermatozoon Vicious is a dead man. But the ad was sent out by the agency tagged: "Today Condoms. Long Action." So, is this a climax delay prophylactic ad (here's a previous cute one)? One thing's for sure: South America consistently produces the most fucked up condom ads in the world. Ad by McCann Erickson in Bogota.


Anonymous Love in the Dumps said...

UGH. I hate it when these ads are purely visual to the detriment of the entire concept. I have no idea what this bullshit means.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Vinnie said...

I have to disagree with you, CR. The campaign is pretty good, and yes these are ads for climax delay/control condoms.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like a line of defense against one bad seed.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous -1-track-mind- said...

At first glance, clearly an ad for extra long condoms with spermicide, the rest is open to interpretation.

Long enough to contain what seems to be a modern day recreation of the epic battle between David, now depicted as a spiked, punkier version of the 'Fonz' hurling a spermatazoa/sling at Goliath, represented by an army of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are at the forefront followed by various artists from the Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Futurism, Art Deco, Magic realism, Performance art, and finally to the Metaphorical realism period.

If that was the agency's intent, well, we all now the outcum.

12:10 PM  

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