13 April 2005

Gives new meaning to the saying "Butt out!"

I love the Japanese. Their national smoking-etiquette (?!) campaign features seasonal ads, like the one seen above, with a strange (no shock there) sense of humor. I love how EACH of the three mounds is helpfully labeled, "Snow."

There's a whole buttload (ha! I kill me!) of these ads here. The site is in Japanese, but with enough English to navigate.


Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Japan is awesome. And educational! I would never have known how to put my own face in the snow!

4:18 AM, April 14, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Here in Calgary we have a little park downtown called Prince's Island Park, and actually there are lots of ducks and geese and things like that roaming around or swimming in the water. I have a picture of it somewhere, but basically, they put up a "Do Not Feed the Ducks" sign, and then underneath it, in small print, it says, "How healthy would you be if you ate nothing but bread and french fries all day???" LOL

10:48 AM, April 14, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I have to admit, some of these I just do not understand, even in English.

10:11 PM, April 14, 2005  
Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

That one... is odd. In a reeaaallly lateral way, I can kinda see what they're saying. But... yeah. It's ... strange. It's one of those things that seems to sort of require those Bad Action Movie type of leaps of logic. You know, OK, Posters, Posters, what can you have posters of... album artwork... which is often a PAINTING! And how do you make a painting... well, you need paints and a canvas and a PAINTBRUSH! And who uses paintbrushes.... artists... signpainters... KINDERGARTENERS! And Kindergarteners are CHILDREN! And let's seen children children teenager ADULT! and what do adults do? Go to work, sleep, party, drink SMOKE! And what do they smoke... Cigars... tiparillos... Cigarettes! And they've got... ashes... filters... BUTTS! I'VE GOT IT! POSTERS SAYING "DO NOT LITTER WITH CIGARETTE BUTTS" ARE LIKE CHILDREN SCOLDING ADULTS WITH PAINTBRUSHES! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! NOW IF ONLY THE ALIENS HAPPEN TO BE USING THE SAME OPERATING SYSTEM AS I AM, WE'LL BE HOME FREE!

11:24 AM, April 15, 2005  

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