What Are They Selling?
There is subliminal advertising. Then there is the advertising trying to be subliminal, yet it’s not. A step above that is the painfully obvious which is the equivalent of blunt force trauma.
It hits so hard that if you turn the page without stopping, you will stop and say “wait a second, what did I just see?” And then turn back a page to double-check.
No, this product shown above is not from the Adam and Eve sex catalog.
I’m not quite sure which magazine this ad appeared in possibly Vogue or an in-flight magazine. It ran sometime in the early to mid-2000s.
When I saw it, I tore it out, saying to myself this has to be a joke no one would believe this.
But it’s real. I folded it up showed it to a few friends. Then I saved it in my shoebox of full of oddities with the funny poem, the wooden nickel and a mood ring. Continue reading