Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Parkinson's Disease—F*CKING hilarious.

(click ads) Haha! Hey Shaky, don't burn the house down! You've brushed your ears, eyes, and nose—now how 'bout your teeth?!? Wonderfully comical campaign via O&M Kolkata for AMRI Hospitals in India. My great aunt had Parkinson's, and OMG, we laughed and laughed and laughed at her drooling and insomnia and dementia and then she degenerated further into a wheelchair and then died. Funny fucking shit (images via). Previously in questionable humor in ads: VIP magazine mocks gay men. The anti-child labour kid jackhammer. Comedy Central's eco-bestiality. Bayer cooks your children. And Hitler sells Turkish tea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to figure out what exactly is going on... I think maybe the multiple matchboxes and multiple toothbrushes are supposed to recreate what the world looks like to a sufferer of Parkinson's symptoms? (Simulating the shaking?)

In any case, it doesn't seem to me like it's going for humor. I don't think it's a real clear message, but rather something along the lines of the scary Alzheimer's ads you posted a while back.

1:58 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

The goofy visuals belittle the disease, however unintentionally.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Rob Hatfield said...

You're right. Trying to use humor or clever visual puns with a disease like Parkinsons simply shows that you have no understanding of the realities of the disease.What a bunch of insensitive d*ckheads.

4:49 PM  
Blogger dez said...

I took it as you need more than one matchbooks or toothbrushes so that if you're shaking, you'll at least hit one of the multiple items you're holding...Rob has it right, though. Parkinsons shouldn't addressed via clever visual puns. Very insensitive.

7:53 PM  
Blogger WarDad said...

Think you're being too sensitive or I'm being too insensitive. I don't see these ads as going for humor. They're trying to recreate the shaking, albeit in a clever way. Is this the best way to address the horrible illness of Parkinson's? Probably not.

10:00 AM  

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