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March 25, 2013

IT'S A FEATURE CAR BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR

The Indian unit of Ford Motor Company has apologised for an advertisement showing former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a group of bound women in the boot of a car.

(Thanks to Bill Hudgins)

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I'm definitely going for the "Kardashians in the trunk model" - especially if it's airtight IYKWIM.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/advertising-marketing/why-ford-figos-unapproved-jwt-ads-have-created-a-rage/accompanying-line/slideshow/19187158.cms

Jeff, maybe you can explain it. Are they saying the
Kardashians come with the car?

Or just that it makes a great way to transport them, properly retrained?

I MEANT RESTRAINED, altho retraining them also has merit.

Carrying an untied load is a crime in some states. One quick acceleration and you could have a load in the middle of the highway.

Just sayin'

Evidently the Mad Men have turned into the Barking Mad Men.

I always wondered what the DB stood for in car ads. Not Disk Brakes but apparantly Discipline and Bondage.

I wonder if it's Berlusconi or the bound women that caused the greater criticism?

Bwa ha ha. Berlusconi was asking for it.

Or Dead Body?

Carrying an untied load is a crime in some states. One quick acceleration and you could have a load in the middle of the highway.

Posted by: Not My Usual Alias | March 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

You forgot to add NTTAWWT.

Berlusconi jokes are a whole genre in Italy, largely because he repeats them himself.

An example: "A survey asked all the women in Italy if they wanted Berlusconi to make love to them. Half said yes, and the other half said, 'What, again?'"

I still think "Berlusconi" is Italian for "Chutzpah."

The text said "boot" but the picture says "booty."

The headline startled me at first, with its reference to The Indian unit of Ford Motor Company. I thought, "What? I thought Polaris bought the rights to Indian?"

I keep trying to tell my Fordie friends that the company should make a motorcycle. But if they did, they'd probably call it "The Fiesta" or something innocuous. Or the "Burlusconi."

Ha ha. Women bound and gagged. Hi-larious.

Really, Mr Barry?

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