Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Drinks advertisment out of control?

Advert which appeared in a number of 'quality' glossy magazines over the weekend.

Absinthe advert
No wonder young people are out of control - look at these cunts.

Angry Chimp is becoming increasingly concerned that marketing companies are out of control, this advert for an Absinthe Company clearly links the drinking of Absinthe with middle class couple swapping.

Angry Chimp says;

NO to the middle class
NO to dinner parties
and

NO
to Absinthe being drunk out of brandy glasses.


A line must be drawn.

23 comments:

Karen said...

:( I am middle class and enjoy having my friends over for dinner parties. I would invite you and Dixon over for one except you don't live close by... And you slag us middle-class, dinner-party-lovin' folks. :(

Herge Smith said...

Karen, nothing more middle-class than self-loathing. I have that in droves. When we doing dinner then? What's we having?

Kenny said...

I always hated dinner parties. But then again, I'm an arrogant opinionated twat who has no time for anyone who disagrees with me. ;)

Rowan said...

Do you guys actually have Absinthe? (I'm from Canada) and it's illegal, don't know anyone who's ever even tried it!!! But, wow, I think I might want to switch nationalities if "wife swapping" is the norm. JK

Karen said...

I am strongly considering having a party for Root Beer's 1st birthday = June 14th. I'm thinking caesar salad, build-your-own-pizza, booze, and cake.

Karen said...

Rowan, I believe you can get it in Canada, but the hallucinogenic properties (or whatever made it so dangerous) have been severely dumbed down.

Sniffy said...

Yeah, I was always under the impression that Absinthe was illegal. Trust Angry Chimp to be there the moment that particular law was repealed! Thanks, Angry Chimp.

Herge Smith said...

Absinthe is legal in the UK, but as Karen mentioned, the Uk stuff is well watered down and isn't hallucinogenic anymore - unless you drink an entire bottle in one sitting.

I have a bottle in the kitchen which has seen action over the last five years. It's Sebor brand, if anyones interested.

Andy, always better to have chatty guests than silent ones. Even if they are knowitalls.

chris said...

I thought that Absinthe was never banned in this country because supplies dried up after its production was banned in [insert production country here].

This new stuff is from the former yugoslavia or something.

Going near it makes my eyes water.

Sniffy said...

I don't think I've ever been to a proper dinner party. I'm sure if I had, I'd remember mortally insulting most of the guests. I once was with a group of people who were colleagues of a friend and I went into my usual diatribe against teachers and social workers. Of course, some stuck up cow's parents were members of these so-called professions and she got the hump. Wanker.

I was then party to a conversation about a young woman whose young husband had died suddenly. Of course, rather than gushing with sympathy, I retorted, "Well, at least that's the mortgage paid off!"

Some people are far too sensitive and they take themselves far too seriously.

Herge Smith said...

Tina, I am in awe of the comment;

"That's the mortgage paid off" - utter brillance. Insensitive, oh my yes, but brilliant none the less.

Chris, who is it you know that works in Malvern? You never know, I may know them, I know a few people who work there.

Absinthe is lovely, btw. The only time I get tears in my eyes when I see a bottle, is when the bottle is empty.

Sniffy said...

Thank you, unfortunately my audience at the time wasn't so appreciative. I couldn't stop laughing to myself about it for ages.

I've never had Absinthe, and I don't really know anything about it apart from it's sort of banned. Can you give me a bit more information please?

Karen said...

"Well, at least that's the mortgage paid off!"

BRUTAL! Of course, if she didn't marry for love this would have rung true with her, no matter how recently he died.

chris said...

herge: I couldn't reveal that without breaking my semi-anonymous state. Plus they don't work there all the time. Not a resident.

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