Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'd certainly want a strong drink if I was getting a vasectomy.


(pic taken in Flint, Michigan by brand spanker Matt from brandspankin.com)
Funny, I've never equated getting a haircut with getting drunk. Is that legal? Even if, I don't think it's a good idea to be sipping gin whilst a woman with scissors is hovering near my ears. And is she getting sloshed, too? Seagram's, my brain hurts: do you know something about barbershop culture that I don't? Well? ANSWER ME DAMMIT!!!
previously in irrational liquor ads:
1. Racks of Booze.
2. What's on your headstone, Tommy Dewar?
3. The drunken conversation is waiting.
4. Johnnie Walker "Keep Walking" thread.

8 Comments:

Blogger Rich said...

Sorry mate, but some people seem to think so. Check out this article from yesterday's Thrillist:

http://www.thrillist.com/archives/2007/07/alma.html

10:20 AM  
Blogger HighJive said...

actually, the guy getting the haircut is not drinking---he's on his cellphone, which is crazier yet. it's your standard black-targeted ad. need to appeal to blacks? show somebody at the barbershop. there are probably gospel choir and barbecue versions in the campaign.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Jetpacks said...

This is clearly a step forward in the portrayal of Black Barbershop Culture.

Up until very recently, no self-respecting, gin-sipping black man would be shown going to a "Stylist." And no "Real" black barbershop would be shown employing a female barber, as her presence would tend to tame the raucous conversation and the drinking men would not be able to hoot and holler and carry on, as we all know black men are prone to do at the Black Barbershop.

(And they even show the female barber doing that thing all men like when getting haircuts from women; the old "pressing of the body on the shoulder" thing. Extra tip for that move.)

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the L.A. gang banger version (depicting a cap in yo ass drive-by) ?

Headline:
Crip. Crip. Sip. Sip.


Dammit All.

4:39 PM  
Blogger HighJive said...

actually, it's not, jetpacks. remember, eve played a stylist in the popular barbershop movies. this tired ad is undoubtedly drawing inspiration from that too.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous ricpic said...

Maybe the booze is supposed to buck up the buck's spirit, counter the loss of virility that comes with the loss of hair...or something. Well, at least I tried to make sense of it. Could you?

10:39 PM  
Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

Also, I think it was the same Art Director who did the ipod

11:57 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

wow
was drunk enough to think you were asking "don't you know something about barbershop culture that I don't?"

was sober enough to double-take
see the correct 'do'
and type this

slip. slip. how hip.
big whip. See, it's grim. My soul, gone. Agin...

4:35 AM  

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