Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Movember Moustaches: one of these men killed more men per year than Prostate Cancer.

(click ads, via) As you probably know, men (and some women) the world over are growing moustaches this month to raise money/awareness for prostate cancer. Above are ads by TBWA Singapore done for the Singapore Prostate Cancer Research Fund. How just plain wrong Dali and Mercury look is interesting. This Hulk Hogan version is the best of the rest of the campaign. The inclusion of Stalin's not going to make several eastern European countries happy. Why not Hitler?
Anyway, men? Join me, and go get reamed this month by Dr. Seth Lerner's RoboProber 3000. Previous stops on Prostate Cancer Awareness Ad world tour: Australia (amusing) • the USA (awful) • Switzerland (freaky).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the concept, but Stalin is definitely in poor taste. Why didn't they put Nietzsche there instead? Not only is his 'stache iconic but he looked genuinely stupid before it: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/1864c.jpg

5:58 PM  
Anonymous alison said...

The binary doesn't really work, either, unless the ad agency really likes Stalin (which makes this campaign suddenly much more questionable, particularly to Ukrainians).

All the other images suggest | smooth-faced schlub | mustachioed superstar | as though the facial hair was their ticket to glory.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Tom Albrighton said...

Fred didn't actually grow his tache until the 80s. I know, I couldn't believe it either. It's like the ear getting cut off in Reservoir Dogs - so intense, you're convinced you've seen it even when you haven't.

1:00 PM  

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