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PETA Goes Viral, STD-Style

Posted by Bob Kohm on January 29, 2009

Oh for the love of…

It never fails to amaze me when some hoary old media plan “gets it” and uses our collective stupidity against us to make their add all the buzz on the tubes. Every year at just about this time the world comes down with a nasty case of air-transmissable advertising plague featuring symptoms such as scantily clad women, FCC toe curling suggestivity, and the worst symptom of all– a desire to be run during the Superbowl.

This year’s “ban me” candidate is PETA’s “Screw Me With A Broccoli” campaign. In the flagship ad, recently rejected by NBC for Superbowl airing, a cavalcade of lingerie clad women cavort with asparagus and go down on pumpkins before one very brief shot of a totally nude woman apparently enjoying the nubbly end of a broccoli on bits of her anatomy where nubbly bits of broccoli apparently feel rather good.

So just as has used fake ads designed to be rejected by the Superbowl network to generate publicity, so too does PETA. And people still fall for this.

And here I am writing about it. I think Socrates said it best when he said, “Gack”.

Now, just for my friend ITC, here is your much asked for link to scantily clad women…


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This Model is Cherry… Do I Have An Opening Bid?

Posted by Bob Kohm on January 14, 2009

natalie-dylan-5I was watching a bit of the Barrett-Jackson Classic Cars auction last night on cable and wondering to myself how the economic downturn might lead to some incredible bargains on auctioned goods. Clearly we’ve seen foreclosed houses going at bargain prices on the block, so you have to figure everything else will follow.

Well, not everything.

Enter Natalie Dylan, a prospective grad student with a streak of entrepreneurism. Ms. Dylan, who recently received a degree in Women’s Studies and is seeking to finance a Masters in Family and Marriage counseling, has found a rare commodity that seemingly is holding its value at auction.That commodity is her virginity. The current high bid? Three million, seven hundred thousand dollars. She’s no slouch on legalities, either– she’s contracted to, uhm, satisfy the terms of the sale by working for one day at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada, making her a legal prostitute.

I have two thoughts on this… first, the rareness of a commodity should be directly reflected in its value, and the scarcity of  hot 22 year old students in San Diego still in possession of their virginity argues that $3.7 million  may be  the bargain of the century.

Second, don’t most high-ticket auctions offer an inspection day? Yikes.

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