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Postby RugbyD » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:50 pm

Apparently the price of having a grand culture and rich history is an encroaching magnitude of idiocy. This is not a slam against Europeans as a people, but rather against it's institutions. Whenever I find something I deem utterly ridiculous spewing forth from Europe, I will post it for your enjoyment and discussion.

From the UK

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,3 ... 90,00.html

NO MORE PRETTY BOYS

Drinks companies have been ordered to use uglier men in their advertising campaigns.

The Advertising Standards Authority believes "balding" and "paunchy" men would be less likely to encourage women to drink to achieve social success.


The new advertising code stresses that links must not be made between alcohol and seduction.

A campaign for popular sparkling drink Lambrini has become the first to fall foul of the new rules.

The Authority objected to a poster which showed three women "hooking" a slim, young man in a parody of a fairground game.

The industry regulator instructed the firm: "We would advise that the man in the picture should be unattractive - ie overweight, middle-aged, balding etc.

"In its current form we consider that the ad is in danger of implying that the drink may bring sexual/social success, because the man in question looks quite attractive and desirable to the girls.

"If the man was clearly unattractive, we think that this implication would be removed from the ad."

Lambrini owner John Halewood said the Authority should not be in the business of defining who was and was not unattractive enough to star in ads.

He said: "It makes some very understandable rulings to encourage sensible drinking but we're not sure they're qualified to decide for the nation who's sexy and who's not.

"Sexual attraction is happily one of the few things in life that can't be governed."
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Postby Madison » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:17 pm

I agree, that just seems silly to me. :-?
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:34 pm

Horray to the average people. :-B
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Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:40 pm

Madison wrote:I agree, that just seems silly to me. :-?

That really makes no sense to me, at all.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:38 pm

Thats just amazing to me.

Nice post Rugby ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:50 pm

Very interesting...makes no sense but interesting ;-7
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:54 pm

Just another thing I'll never understand in this world. Add it to the already way too long list.
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Postby theskaboss » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:58 pm

hongfu_chen wrote:Horray to the average people. :-B


woooooooooooooooo :-D
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:21 pm

Two thumbs up for socialism ;-D ;-D
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Postby blankman » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:30 pm

wrveres wrote:Two thumbs up for socialism ;-D ;-D


Agreed.

This is retarded.
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