Saturday, 15 March 2008

Australians inexplicably irked about 'beaver ad'

New limits on taboo terms? Not only can you not use bodily euphemisms, some folks get huffy if you even suggest them.
A tampon company may be forced to cancel TV ads that show an attractive, young woman going about her day with a beaver in tow.
Here's the ad.



Just think: every woman is walking around with one of those things. Interesting. But it got some people feeling all hot and confused.
The Advertising Standards Bureau in Canberra received a "large number" of complaints as soon as the ad aired on Sunday - the day after International Women's Day.
I wonder how large a number it was. Wouldn't you think someone that uptight would be too clueless to even get the reference? On second thought, nah. Anti-sex people have minds like sewers, and it scares them.

What might those two guys on the beach be saying, by the way? My guess was too predictable.

3 comments:

  1. that had me laughing out loud! Thanks for posting that one Daniel. I fear my caption would be too predictable as well.

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  2. Something like: Heyyyy, nice beaver! Right?

    I don't know why people are objecting to a cute little beaver. Perhaps they'd be happier if the women were each carrying a cat.

    Or just a big giant fish.

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  3. I thought they were saying something more like: That's one huuuuge beaver!

    I like the ad, it makes me laugh.
    I'd like to know how many complaints there were, the age bracket who complained, and the socioeconomic status they hold.

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