Saturday, August 12, 2006

Ja-a-a-mes


Mum, do you know what this picture is advertising …?

Could it be ‘Shower gel’ or ‘B& Q bathroom fittings’? Perhaps it’s ‘United Utilities’, ‘Thames Water’ or ‘door locks’.

Could it be ‘contraception’?

Wrong - it’s an advert for toothpaste. Strange really, as there’s not a single tooth in sight. But - we can see every other bit of her body.
The words gratuitous* and nudity spring to mind!

Mum - Can you see the scary info (death, disease) about what will happen you don’t use this product?

Ja-a-ames don’t worry, I’ll die of cold standing in the shower with the door wide open long before the Alzheimers gets me..


I scanned this from ‘Real’ magazine a few months ago. Today another one turned up on the back page of the Guardian WEEKEND magazine. Mum’s had a bath installed but - still no teeth in sight just shoulders and James (the pervert son)




Do I sound like a schoolteacher?

*gratūitous adj without reason, ground or proof; uncalled-for; unnecessary or unjustified; done or given for nothing; voluntary; benefiting one party only (law).

KAZ

11 Comments:

Blogger Geoff said...

Beverly Hills Formula?

I thought the idea was that if you use their toothpaste you'd have teeth like a Hollywood star. I didn't realise it could save your life, too.

And if the womam knows what James is like, why doesn't she lock the bloody door?

9:04 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

Or get a shower with a curtain.

No, that wouldn't stop James. You're right, she needs to lock the door.

1:23 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

geoff: I'm tempted to buy some - I already look like a Hollywood star - but my life needs saving.

Pamela: That woman's an exhibitionist. She likes the attention.

9:02 am  
Blogger coolbuddha said...

Umm - it's not right is it! You'd think he would have learnt to knock by now. The bath photo is even more disconcerting than the first: a) Ja-a-ames has clearly decided to walk into the room, and b) he appears to be 'studying' the situation. I'll stick to Colgate.

7:10 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Disconcering it is - Ja-a-ames can see what we can't. Toothpaste is supposed to be wholesome.
Scuse me - must clean my teeth before I get Alzheimers.

9:00 pm  
Blogger Larkin said...

The Americans are good at advertising:-
http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/28/vintage-drug-ads/

9:56 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Hi Phil
Great site - I loved the 'Sofa King' ad. Much better than DFS.

10:05 pm  
Anonymous Gert said...

I love the way that the nudity is so tastefully presented. The strategic use of arm in the first one to cover one boob and the other nipple, and the strategic use of James to cover the visiting the plumber with mullet and handlebar moustache who's standing to attention about to plunge in between her visible leg and th eother leg which is spread wide and out of shot.

4:41 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

She really does look nude doesn't she? in a way that page 3 models and girly mag shots don't.
Mullet? I sometimes worry that I still have one - but I hope it's just 'layered'.

6:09 pm  
Blogger The Editor said...

I'm glad I never saw my mum in the bath. More recently, getting her manouvred out of a wheelchair and onto the loo at the St Asaph Tweedmill is traumatic enough..

9:01 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

You'll be rewarded in heaven ... but after that you mey get there too soon.

12:39 pm  

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