Sunday, July 12, 2009

Today’s Advertisements: Should I be Perplexed?


Yeah...the photo advertisements got my attention too. Do you want to purchase the perfume/cologne...NOW?

Maybe it’s me. Not sure. Perhaps, I am too protective of Judah, my 10 year old. Or, could it be that I am too hyper-sensitive. Whatever it is I am certain that there is at least one parent or even a non-parent who will agree with me on the following.

Television Commercial:

A female enters what appears to or could not be her home. She has a nice size purse and she is dressed like she is ready to go out on the town. She's eating yogurt. As she approaches the family room there is a female on the floor in a yoga position. She explains to the woman who entered the house that she is working on her digestive health. The female in her going-out jeans says, “Why don’t you try some Yoplait Plus it is for digestive health.” While still in the yoga pretzel the young woman says, “HONEY, I can’t find my hand.”

Watch here:

http://www.yoplait.com/spots/default.aspx (The Yo-Plus: Yoga ad – to the right)

Are you wondering what got my son’s attention?

The term of endearment, Honey, is what baffled him.

“Dad, why is a woman calling another woman honey?”

I answered his question without regurgitating my social-cultural-political verbiage. I have saved that for you to ponder with me.

Is this some outlandish producer’s way of pushing a lesbian relationship agenda? Marketing to lesbians to increase yogurt sales? It might be considering that this nation is moving so far beyond traditional values/the natural order; and so close to the EXTREME LEFT (which by the way is supported by our Leftist President).

Thinking too much? Nonetheless, I wanted to share with you so you can analyze the commercial, tell me what you think, and hopefully consider the psychological destruction ad’s and other mechanisms to sell products could be doing to the psyche of our future (the kids).

Here’s an ad that got a lot of attention from conservatives. Liberals rationalized it to the point of a non-issue: ‘It’s just flamboyant marketing.’

http://images2.cafemom.com/images/user/gallery/post_1492157_1245169392_med.jpg

The picture was on a billboard in Time Square for all (children included) to see.

Here’s another one. This time using kid friendly bunny rabbits:

http://images.ibsys.com/2004/0511/3292380.jpg

Notice the rabbit hitting ‘it’ from the back?

Someone please tell me that I am not becoming some un-cool Conservative Stiff in my old age.

I may just be SERIOUSLY concerned about the Hard Left this country has taken over the past thirty years.

Just me talking again, Brian E. Payne.

6 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Ridiculous!

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

We getting closer and closer to hell. America is the reason. Shit bowl!

-B

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Uh…..there is NOTHING creative about this Brian. Indecent?....depends on interpretation. Now. Does it catch the eye?….you bet it does. Is there a market for it?....you bet it is. It needs to be advertised in adult materials, not sure where this was, after I saw the picture…can’t tell you honestly that I read the rest!... If it was mainstream….”Lawd have mercy” is all I can say. I didn’t even bother to open the bunnies……

When I see these types of communications………my trigger finger on DELETE happens, b efore I know it.

Old Fashioned, STILL LIVES.

-NJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to NJ:

NJ-
The two pictures on the blog are definitely 'intriguing'. However, they are displayed in areas where kids have access. I do agree if photos were in an adult only setting it would be just fine. I actually think they are interestingly creative to catch the eye.

I added the pictures for shock value...of course - but also to set the stage for my commentary.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I don't know NJ but I would have to agree with her. I'm old school as well. I feel that there's a bit too much explicit advertisement in the wrong areas as it is. My goodness is all I can say!

-RS

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I looked the ads over completely this morning. I must say, people, in my opinion are out of control. It sickens me that advertisers think everyone is in agreement with tasteless unnecessary mess. I am so tired of everything being based on sex.

Self respect, morals and decent values are, I guess, only with a few of us still.

-RS