Wednesday, October 23, 2002

This is ridiculous. The Guinness volcano ad has been banned because of complaints received and upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland. Some lug complained that the lava walking scene in the ad implies that Guinness is being promoted as a source of power. Hello? And if that wasn't bad enough, the v. funny Carlsberg 'holiday' ad is being banned on account of it depicting a holiday likely to be "of particular appeal to male minors". Yes, but unfortunately holidays like that exist only in teenage boys' and advertising executives' imaginations.

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