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(Advert) Watch and sympathise

Another brilliant advert (this time a real one unlike the VW Polo hoax ad I posted the other day :p). European as well, but has subtitles and to be honest you'd get it even if it didn't.

This is superb. Watch this and then play safe or else!!!!

(Whilst I'm posting, I'm also surprised at how many Suzanne Vega tracks I seem to know. I decided to throw on her greatest hits collection whilst delving into forgotten piles of CDs and there's tons I recognize. Still especially like 'Left of Center', 'Luka' and 'Tom's Doner' although the whole CD is pretty fine :)

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adders
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes the "hoax". The "hoax" that would have cost tens of thousands to film.

Yeah, that's a "hoax" OK.
angusabranson
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
£40,000 to be precise. There was an article about it in one of the papers earlier this week (it was a tabloid - flicked through it when I was in a cafe getting some breakfast). The same people that did the VW Polo ad apparently did another ad last year which caused a storm - it had a cat having its head cut off in a sun roof. I never saw that one. The makers of the VW were threatening to sue them and the 'sponsors' of the ad who stumped up the cash (who were unnamed).
Should really try and find more info about the story sometime as it'd be interesting to know more.
adders
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Note the phraseology those articles use: "threaten to sue". Rule of thumb: people who are going to sue, don't bother threatening. They just send a writ. (Libel for Journalists 101).

I bet VW are delighted with all the press coverage they've had.

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