Sunday, October 23, 2005

Smurfsploitation



Using The Smurfs to shock Belgians into donating to charity is rather a clever marketing ploy, but I find the advert itself a little heavy handed. Maybe I just don't really get it - if Smurfs are really tiny and live in mushrooms, isn't carpet bombing them a little excessive?

Irregardless of the intent of UNESCO, Smurfs are clearly protected under the Geneva Conventions, and any depiction of their unseemly demise qualifies as "humiliating desecration."

5 Comments:

Blogger mkchicago said...

"find the advert itself a little heavy handed"

How can you be find this heavy handed? Don't you realize that the Smurfs are the largest ethnic group without their own homeland. They were persecuted for years by Saddam Hussein, and curently in Turkey. Also they have been integral in the rebuilding of Iraq, also... wait, did you say Smurfs? Oh yeah, definitely heavy handed.

9:49 AM  
Blogger sexyretard said...

What we really need to stop this menace is a public service announcement. They're clearly the solution to all of our and global society's problems, especially the exploitation of smurfs, gays, barnyard animals, and the Houston Astros.

11:11 AM  
Blogger mkchicago said...

I'd be more interested in getting UNESCO to investigate the demise of the Saturday morning cartoon. It's a great cultural tragedy that today's kids have no Bugs Bunny/Road Runner hour to eat their Honeycomb with. Hell they should do it even if it means bringing back the Smurfs. (I guess they never went away in Belgium.)

Maybe we could start by bringing back the GI Joe PSAs- kill two birds with one stone.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Germanicu$ said...

If you're a fan of the GI Joe PSAs, you absolutely must see these:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/gijoe.html

12:59 PM  
Blogger mkchicago said...

I've seen them before. I think they would be a vast improvement on the original PSAs.

1:30 PM  

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