Love the quote, as well as the one saying this country is hedonistic in its behavior and moralistic in its attitudes. Hello? Republican politicans anyone?
Man, I have to stop reading Youtube comments. I think I just lost a few IQ points.
"Well this is an anti-male advert.
"Why compare men to pigs?
"That's the same as what the nazis did to Jews.
"Oh and guess what, just like the nazis, American women steal their victims children houses, money, property, and can ruin the 'jew''s life by false accusation. And even worse than that, males are expected to protect females.
"This is a male hating advert and anyone who can't see that is stupid and/or evil. "
I'm confused. By Catholic logic, doesn't providing a way to avoid disease provide just as much incentive for sperm-wasting sex as birth control?
And isn't disease avoidance more encouraging for extra-marital sex than birth control is?
It just doesn't make any sense, even in their own warped value systems.
the part that everyone forgets to mention is that the commercial just isn't very good.
Are they saying heterosexual men are pigs?
@6--No. They're saying *some* heterosexual men are pigs.
@6 & 7
Seeing how every guy in the commercial is a pig, I would have to say yes. They're saying heterosexual men are pigs. Could you imagine how Dan would react if the commercial were set in a gay bar with gay men only?
Am I missing something? Haven't condom ads been on TV for awhile now (those annoying Trojan Man commercials come to mind)? Or is that only on cable? Is the issue that this is network TV?
I know I have seen this particular ad on TV, maybe 1-2 months ago (I live in Chicago) but not sure what channel it was on.
Once again, Dan hits the issue right on the head. The hypocricy of TV execs is breathtaking.
More like WWDSD?
Here's where I keep hoping the pro-business and pro-"values" coalition of the GOP breaks apart. For all their fear of declining values in America, it is business, not liberals that lead the way.
You need only remember the Coors twins marketing campaign versus Coors on politics for an example. Their ads glorified drinking, group sex, and implicitly incestuous sex. But Coors ran as a values guy. Huh?
When sex sells, it is business, not liberals that plaster our society with the messages they hate.
TV execs and cheesy-teasy sex are like Captain Renault in "Casablanca" when he announces he's shocked - shocked! - to find gambling going on at Rick's.
You know what I find offensive? Those ads for ED drugs with their strumming blues guitars and their matching bathtubs on the shore. The commercials suggest the only purpose of showing affection to your significant other to get some pussy. Share a joke? Let's fuck. Dance to an oldie? Let's fuck. It would so much more honest to show a couple banging away with a voice-over saying, "If this is missing from your relationship, you might want to try Cialis."
Anyway, the guy is only a pig until he gets hooked up with a Trojan. Then, he become cute. Quite cute.
It's a lousy commercial, but if the morally indignant have a problem with this, why don't they bitch about the Enzyte commercials or the late night/early morning Girls Gone Wild and cock-thickener infomercials?
Try this again....
You know what I find offensive? Those ads for ED drugs with their strumming blues guitars and their matching bathtubs on the shore. The commercials suggest the only purpose of showing affection to your significant other is to get some pussy. Share a joke? Let's fuck. Dance to an oldie? Let's fuck. It would so much more honest to show a couple banging away with a voice-over saying, "If this is missing from your relationship, you might want to try Cialis."
Anyway, the guy is only a pig until he gets hooked up with a Trojan. Then, he becomes cute. Quite cute.
Wait. Why am I supposed to be offended by this?
Is it because it portrays all men as pigs? Or all heterosexual men as pigs? Or maybe there's a lesbian pig slipped in there too, I don't know. I'm a bit confused about how, exactly, a pig magically turns into a super hot guy (who I'd totally bang, BTW) once it buys a Trojan from a grotty looking bathroom vending machine.
What? This is supposed to be about birth control or disease prevention? Really? How do you get that from a commercial about pigs?
I'm so confused...
It doesn't say that men are pigs, all of them, but that men that think ahead, regard birth control as their responsibility too, and care about their own health, and their partner's health, are not pigs.
The ad portrays heterosexual men who don't use condoms, and consequently expose their partners to a much higher risk of pregnancy and disease, as pigs. Pretty apt, I'd say.
@17 & 18
Makes sense. Didn't look at it that way.
Did anyone else notice the lovely irony that Trojan is owned by a company called "Church & Dwight"?
It's really more unfortunate, if anything.
I don't get what is controversial? They object to the condoms preventing disease but not pregnancy? Or vice versa? That doesn't make sense-condoms prevent both disease and pregnancy.
Maybe he's buying the condom so he won't leave any DNA behind.
As one of the guys at church used to tell me, "ALL men are pigs. That's why you should leave the men to me and go find a nice girl and settle down."
So, YouTube has a lot of people asking about the name of that song, and nobody answering. Does anybody here know?
For the record, it's playing here to. Maybe only on cable (I don't watch broadcast TV), but I've seen it. (Here is Louisville, KY.)
@25 - believe it or not, it appears to have been recorded specifically for the commercial:
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