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What Do You Think About This French Anti-Smoking Ad?

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  1. misterlowercase

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  2. teufelhund

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    Bob Saget just popped into my head. And no I don't think anyone will ever suck dick for cigarettes. That's what I got from it anyway. Can anyone translate?

    Smoke your pipe and be silent; there's only wind and smoke in the world. - Irish Proverb
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    Translation: "To smoke will make you a slave to tobacco."

    In pretty bad taste, to say the least!

    "Thus shall you view these fleeting worlds: As bubbles in the stream;
    A lightning flash, a puff of smoke, a phantom, and a pipe dream."
    - The Diamond Sutra (slightly edited for pipe smokers)
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    The phrase translates as: "Smoking is to be the slave of tobacco".

    The poster campaign was clearly designed to attract controversy and actually ran over three years ago, so it's a bit old hat now to be honest.

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    Wow. The anti-tobacco BS is really going down to new lows.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    Does France have an issue with sex slaves or sex trade? Seems to me they're comparing the two "evils". How retarded. Looks like a really lame add.

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    How typical of the French - dirty airports, dirty train stations, dirty commercials.

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    I think she is pretty smoking hot!!!

    John
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    ya she is pretty decent...how about a pipe babe invitation lol...

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    I'm sure their war on tobacco will go as well as the last 100+ years of wars they fought.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    I'm sure that dude, at that moment, couldn't give a damn less about that cigarette! I know I couldn't!

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    I'm sure their war on tobacco will go as well as the last 100+ years of wars they fought.

    "I said NO camels, that's FIVE camels...can't you count?!"
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    If smoking a cigarette is illustrated as oral rape, smoking a pipe can only be illustrated as wedding night fellatio ...

    Suffering from a serious case of "EPARD", also known as the Estate Pipe Acquisition and Restoration Disorder.
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    Naughty ads grab attention, which is the major objective with advertising. The French do smoke a lot of cigarettes.
    I find the oral-sex-slavery equation distasteful. Probably not a favor to confuse and confute human trafficking with
    smoking/health issues. Europe does have a problem with prostitution rings, as does the U.S., where vulnerable women
    are shipped around and used in prostitution. Best confront one issue at a time.

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    The French are f***ed and we've all known this for centuries lol.

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    Only Frenchies...

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    I can translate this photo for you guys. I believe this picture is saying "Lets put our heads together and you will see the light!!!"

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    txbeerboy
    welcome to the forum.

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    Creative ad.

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    So, is this the French method for dispensing loosies?

    Have the French developed zipper lighters?

    Is this ad supposed to be positive or negative?

    These are the questions that come to mind when viewing this ad. Being an "anti" ad and coming from the French .....

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    Welcome txbeerboy! I'm going to enjoy your comments!

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    Translation: "To smoke will make you a slave to tobacco."

    IMHO, this ad is pretty typical of today's marketing campaigns. Ad execs are so desperate to get a jaded and uninterested populace to look at their ad, that they will do almost anything - even if the ad makes no sense (as in this case) - to get people to notice.

    Zombies are another new (and pathetic) trend in commercials. There's no actual reason behind putting one in - but there they are selling soda and cell phones! Lol.

    They'll do anything to appear hip and trendy.

    "Be seeing you"


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    Well said #6.

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    The caption should read, “If you don’t want to be a cigarette slave, try smoking tobacco instead.”

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    Great ad. Would be better if she was naked.

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    Couldn't"t use an American , Cig is too Big!

    The Old Cajun
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    Nice Cajun. Perhaps they could substitute a cigar?

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    If the French get rid of cigs, what are all the depressed guys in their movies going to do? Certainly not act, that's for sure!

    I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
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    My first thought is that this dude needs to work on his abs....

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    That brings to mind an old joke about the perfect woman....
    But, she doesn't have a flat head.
    So, I'll pass.


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    Jeez this thread has gotten real, funny real fast, I'd say something but I'm not funny. Thanks for the laughs guys.
    ~Ron

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