1. There is an ad from Kotex for 'care down there' that has a lady actually carrying a beaver around with her everywhere she goes. She sunbathes with the beaver, she is seen sitting under a hair dryer in a salon with the beaver under the dryer next to her...It's the silliest thing to see and I find it a bit on the insulting side.
2. There are ads for a company that uses the initials s*o*g to promote hydroponics. Maybe I'm just cynical in my old age, but, come one, who really tries to grow tomatoes in their basement without any soil??? I can just see this product sold in the back of any 'bong shop' in the seedy side of a city.
3. A pizza company that started in NZ and has spread to Australia is trying to get a foot in the door in the UK, but apparently the British are a bit more resistant than anticipated. This one is HE-double hockey sticks pizza. Since they started selling lamb shanks, their ad includes a cute lamb with wheels for back legs and a big smile on his face as his wheels squeak when he moves. There is a voice over of a maybe-3-year-old saying, 'go to h*ll'. And get lamb shanks.'
Do any of my bloggy friends see any of these ads outside NZ?
*EDIT* In 2012, the owner of Switched On Gardener (#2 above) was convicted on drug charges.