Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stupid Ads >> Get intimate with Stalin & Marx

So let's see what we have here. These Museum of Communism ads believe that they can entice you to visit the museum by showing you that you can ‘Get intimate with history.’

Well, if their idea of intimacy is watching Karl Marx clip his toe nails and peeking at Stalin all hot and bothered with two young females, then I am not sure I want to get THAT intimate with history...

The unfortunate campaign was created by EURO RSCG NEW EUROPE ad agency.


reifiedfred said...

I think this campaign is actually brilliant. Silly - yes, Stupid - no. It has the tone that so many good tongue-in-cheek ads have today.
I might be wrong here, but I think I'm picking up on some anti-Commie bias. Communism (read: "not socialism") was horrible, but that doesn't mean this ad automatically is.

The Arab Aquarius said...

You're probably right about it being silly not stupid.

Honestly, I don't have any bias towards or against communism. It was in an era before my time, and I did not have to deal with it, either positively or negatively.

I think what set me off is the Stalin threesome ad.