Better to be pandered to than ignored completely.
I hate Gay Pride ever since it got so commercial...what happened to the true meaning of Pridemas?
Everyone should just go to a bar, get wasted, blow someone in the backroom and get arrested by the vice squad because the bar owner didn't pay the cops off.
Michael, how would that be any different from any other weekend for most of us???
am i to assume that zip car's other cars are heterosexual?
The Stoli ad has rainbows.
Well, on the rare occassion when I drink a Budweiser, I don't get hit on by beautiful women with huge tits in tight red swimsuits, either.
@6 - you're doing it wrong.
I love seeing the pride ads by your typical Super Bowl beers, like Bud and Coors, with their rainbow colors and wink-wink/nudge-nudge phrases. I wonder if the people in Nascar-loving parts of the country even know that they exist.
BUT, the pink gay zipcar flyers have a code to get $75 free driving if you sign up. That covers all the various signup costs, plus you get $25 more if a current zipcar member refers you.
So, what they're saying is they'll GIVE you money to zipcar if you're gay.
Zipcar doesn’t actually have any pink cars.
I called them, and the receptionist said she’d never come across any pink cars and she was sorry about that.
Is the absence of confirmation from a receptionist the only support here? That'd be a weak sourcing standard for dinner conversation, much less published reporting (however tongue-in-cheek).
Lostboy... The receptionist at the national office said she'd never seen any pink cars listed among the stock, so I asked if there was a way to verify. She said she would contact the folks who manage the national inventory. After putting me on hold for about three minutes, she came back and said that, according to the person she spoke to, there were no pink cars listed in national records.
Quand il me prend dans ses bras, il me parle tout bas, je vois la voiture en rose.
Show your Pride® with new Gay® cars from Zipcar!! Vomit.
Dominic @11, thanks for the elaboration. Instead of absence of confirmation, we have confirmation of absence.
Please Dominic, at least you're not being insulted like every presumably straight man is when it comes to advertising.
So many products advertised to women feature a woman that makes "smart shopping choices" and an incompetent husband or husband who just doesnt understand anything.
A recent WSJ article claimed that Zipcar users are increasinlgly being required (by local governments) to pay the same taxes as traditional rental car users. Is that true in Seattle? Just curious.
Excellent post, Dominic.
The more commercial gay pride week becomes the less interesting it becomes. I remember hooking up at the parade on Broadway just 10 years ago. Now it is clean wholesome family fun. Fuck Pride, have an orgy instead and bring the condoms!!
I feel discriminated against when I rent a car, but it's because I'm not 25 yet.
Until they bring out plug-in hybrids, they can't really be gay ...
How many Gay people have pink cars, or even really want one? Stereotyping Gays in advertising does not make me want their support.
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