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14 July 2006 @ 10:25 pm
 
Sometimes you look at at ad campaign and you can't decide: "should I be scared of this, or outright terrified?"

This? This is just like that.
 
 
 
IANALqueen_elvis on July 15th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
I'm not sure whether these advertises really think that the average American man is into shaving his body hair, or that they think they can create that trend if they pretend it exists. But either way they are wrong.
Noahangelbob on July 15th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
I'm thinking the latter. And I agree that they're wrong, with the possible exception of the gay male demographic, who are already well aware of the possibilities re: shaving.
griffjongriffjon on July 15th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yup, they really missed the metrosexual wave by a few years.
D.: marine_duncan on July 23rd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
shaveeverywhere, seattle and fremont
qe: average [...] create trend [...] wrong
ab: latter [...] wrong, with the possible exception
gj: they really missed the metrosexual wave by a few years

I'm amused by how much warmer the ad's reception was among the Seattle contingent: http://cambler.livejournal.com/623128.html
D.: marine_duncan on July 15th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
marketing: wrong turns
Maybe they're going after the wanna-be collector, as in "Oooh, shiney. Wonder what this would fetch in its original packaging well stored for 15 years with a copy of the original website on archive-quality digital media?"

Or more likely some charismatic fellow is laughing his unusually smooth ass off that the corporate higherups actually fell for it, subsidised the development of his joke, put their logo above and bandwidth behind his flashing fruit-bowl.

Eventually you'll see the same product in pink and without the attachments.
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Noahangelbob on July 15th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
I have no idea whether they're showing it on TV. This *is* me we're talking about.

If you get him one, definitely send him a link to the site as well :-P
Taliasooperspryte on July 16th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
hunh. The first time I saw that (a few months ago) I thought it was a joke. Are you telling me that's a real product?

Still, how can you not appreciated the phrase "extra optical inch"? It's well done :)
Taliasooperspryte on July 16th, 2006 07:01 am (UTC)
wow. it is, apparently a real product. Carried by Amazon and others.
r_transpose_pr_transpose_p on July 16th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
That ad f-ing rules.