Monday, August 1, 2005

Beer is better than viagra, unless you live in England



Via Nanny Knows Best, the Committee of Advertising Practice:
"We would advise that the man in the picture should be unattractive, overweight, middle-aged, balding etc...

We consider that the advert is in danger of implying that the drink may bring sexual/social success, because the man in question looks quite attractive and desirable to the girls. If the man was clearly unattractive, we think that this implication would be removed."

6 comments:

Paul said...

Lisa, do you agree with these detractors that the guy in the advert(?) is attractive?

I don't consider myself a competent judge, but it's not the first thought that comes to my own mind.

He looks middle-aged, unattractive, and quite possibly overweight to me. So they want to erase more of his hair?

Lisa said...

Typically, illustrated characters don't turn me on, except perhaps Hercules.

Paul said...

A guy in a dress?

Lisa said...

As long as he isn't wearing underwear, I don't mind.

Pietr said...

It is all part of the hatred of pleasure.
Actually a pint of beer contains less calories than a packet of crisps.
Oh,and bitter has the same calorific content as lager;but with roughage,which aids regularity and tastes a lot better than all that breakfast shit.
Oh,and until a hundred years ago,you drank beer all day,because if you drank water you would die.

The Mayor said...

If they only used cartoon characters, we wouldn't have this problem.

Damn beautiful people.