Friday, January 13, 2012

What happens in...North Dakota stays in North Dakota (sleazy tourism ad).

(click ad, via boingboing)
Yeah, good one ND—try to fool people into thinking you're Vegas. (Though those spread-collar guys do look like douchebags, and Vegas loves douchebags.) This sleaziness, via the most religious state—by far—in the Union. But I guess their tourism office figured what the fuck else is there to do in our barren, cold-ass state but fuck? ND is also the least visited state in the US, by the way. I'm sure this superb ad will change that. Ad agency: Odney Advertising.
Related: the most bizarre tourism commercial ever (via Switzerland).
update: North Dakota has pulled the ad.


Blogger Neil Carpenter said...

Oh dear, that is terrible

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Huntly said...

Which one gets to have the 3-way, is that the decision?

11:49 AM  
Anonymous RvR said...

It's good to see that in North Dakota they still keep the first people behind glass.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is what happens when you get an oil boom going - the party scene.


12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Dakota. Where fat chicks are easy.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those collars are not popped, dude. But this is what happens when you try to sound smart-assy or cool. You start randomly using urban dictionary words.

This is a popped collar guy.

2:53 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I thought one of them was, but looking closer, you are correct.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

Apparently, North Dakota girls are desperate for a chance to go someplace else.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are North Dakota chicks that slutty or what? I'll go.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the chubby chick could suck the hubcaps off a Chevy at thirty paces

4:01 PM  
Blogger Mike F said...

An NYC advertising copywiter suggests some creativity with the written word, but considering repeated use of douchebag, fuck, and Vegas, that is apparently not the case. Do young people meet and greet at bars in NYC. If so, does it always lead to something more than dinner and drinks. In some minds, it must be so.

4:25 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Are you trying to defend this shit-awful ad, or North Dakota?

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Mike F
Precisely when did you start trolling (=reading) this blog? This has been the blog of fuck, shit, douchebag, dick, tits, and all kinds of other vulgarities for years.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure they pulled the ad, but that doesn't mean the pitch was off. Dudes are heading to ND in droves to strike oil and help strippers make $3K a night!

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Is it sleazy because they suggest that North Dakota has a cheesey bar scene for singles just like any other state? Because, that WOULD be news to me. And probably worth promoting if youre trying to attract young professionals to cold-as-fuck ND. Yeah, the dudes look like cheeze dicks and the ladies aren't exactly runway models.. But, every night, single people are having random sex all over the world. Relax, judgemental hipsters. Am I missing something here?

6:34 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I'm not a city "hipster", I'm the son of Appalachian Trail hillbillies. So fuck you, and your provincial judgments.

Look at the photoshoot. Look at the looks on the guys' faces. THIS you use a tourism ad?

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! So true, been there and it truly is barren. Fertile with small minds and those who wear rose colored glasses.

My ex-husband is from there and my ex's family truely fit the bill, LOL.

Thank god for divorce ;)

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the ad truly is 'Cheezy', lacking the sophistication that the ads for other states have.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, ok, ok.. I'm new to this site. Just clicked around and it's fucking hilarious. But I stand firm on my post. This ad isn't nearly as sleazy as it needs to be in order to get anyone to move to North Dakota. They should put a header on this ad that reads "Tundra pussy for everyone!" A good ad is just not going to work on their target demo.

Your newest fan,

Douche-bag Josh

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm clueless. Don't young men like to travel? Don't they like to meet young women when they travel. Why is this sleazy? They seem to be saying, come to North Dakota, have a drink, meet some women. The young men look like the young men where I live (well, a little nerdier), the women look like the women going out clubbing where I live. I mean, what's the big deal here?

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

South Dakota: Where desperate people go to get laid.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Christopher Sheets said...

"Tundra pussy for everyone." Dear God, I want a neon sign that says that. Or perhaps a tattoo.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the record that shot is in one of the most douchebag bars in down town fargo and literally couldn't be farther from the "oil boom" without leaving ND. although there is a titty bar, none of the ladies are making 3k a night.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but I'm still digging the fat chick. I bet she has labia the size of John Wayne's saddlebags.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if you can't get laid in North Dakota, you can't get laid.

1:30 PM  

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