March 6, 2012

"You have commented on violence against men in advertising..."

"... and recently about Holdren's ad nuttiness," emails a reader. "I thought you might like the McDonald's Shamrock shake ad."



"As near as I can tell the overriding message is buy your crazy wife a Shamrock Shake and she will blow you."

You... or a leprechaun.

54 comments:

Mark O said...

So, size matters?

Rob said...

I see only fear in his eyes.

lohwoman said...

The message I get is if your spouse doesn't trust you, your life is hell.

Chip S. said...

Helluva lot cheaper than a Broadway show.

I approve.

shiloh said...

She'll probably blow you regardless. :-P

phx said...

I don't know. Did you see her take that straw?

traditionalguy said...

Sex sells. Burger King and Wendy's are going to have to up their game.

See you later. I'm am compelled to gp get a Shake at Mickey D's now.

Quayle said...

I want my health insurance plan to pay for my green milkshakes.

Frozen milk and milk byproduct justice!

oldirishpig said...

"You seem happy."
"I'm not."
I understand completely.

Christopher in MA said...

The message I take away from that is that she only reacts to the scent of mint. So as long as he smells like a shamrock shake or a bottle of schnapps, he can screw around all he wants.

Sandra Fluke to the white courtesy phone, please.

Tom Spaulding said...

Liquid-Plumr ad needs some cruel neutrality. Probably written and directed by all those pro-woman gay Republicans on Madison Ave.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z7fz0jpuLkM

LarryK said...

Shamrock shakes have long been associated with frenzy and violence...naturally, The Onion broke this story years ago

http://www.theonion.com/articles/sinn-fein-leaders-demand-yearround-shamrock-shake,909/

Ron said...

Leprechaun Blow Jobs... "They're Magically Delicious!"

Things about that Lucky Charms Elf you didn't want to know....

Carol_Herman said...

Stupid!

I'd bet there are too many men executives who've had their balls cut off.

Besides, whoever was responsible for hiring the actors found a great looking guy ... (who left somebody in his car) ... OOPS. And, the female? No, she doesn't look like his wife.

And, this commercial is NOT a scene from a a marriage.

gerry said...

When will Obama work to ban sexual innuendo in McDonalds ads?

bagoh20 said...

Meade, did she have this problem when you met her, or are you the cause?

If it's all you, for God's sake write a book.

rcommal said...

YUCK!

To Shamrock shakes and this commercial. Not blowjobs.

; )

EDH said...

A question for the writers of that McDonalds ad.

rcommal said...

Of course, my, um, "favorite" subliminal commercial is this one. (And here is the NSFW parody version, but the original is funnier, for obvious reasons.)

I saw these on sale at Walgreen's yesterday when I went to buy new bathroom scale, and I cracked up (or, more properly, was trying to stifle my laughter) so much one of the associates asked if I was choking and if I needed some water.

Serendipity, or something, this post today.

traditionalguy said...

Is there any truth to the rumor that only the Friged Girls like the frozen shakes?

edutcher said...

I take it that, if I pour Scope all over me, I'll be ravished by gorgeous blondes until I scream for mercy.

jeff said...

"As near as I can tell the overriding message is buy your crazy wife a Shamrock Shake and she will blow you."

While I'm totally on board with that message, I'm baffled how they came to that conclusion from this commercial.

Methadras said...

Basically, outside of the overt man hate, basically woman are crazy nut cases unless they get your goodies from male intimidation. Notice how she says I love you to the shake at the end?

Curious George said...

Sure she's hot. And sure, she's a little uptight over a Shamrock Shake. No big deal. She's hot.

But the next thing you know she's coming out of the tub with a knife all crazy eyed and snot flyin'...

phx said...

You know some people like a woman who can be a little dangerous. Jus' sayin'.

Tibore said...

As near as I can tell the overriding message is to not associate with psycho chicks.

:-S

MadisonMan said...

If shamrock shakes were good, they'd sell by word of mouth.

Freeman Hunt said...

Rich, attractive people drink Shamrock shakes. That was my take away.

MadisonMan said...

And I think you all know what I mean by word of *mouth*.

phx said...

@Freeman At least your mind is not in the gutter

Dante said...

It seemed to me the message was the chick didn't want to be around the guy, and needs to get sexual satisfaction from the shake. She's available.

MikeR said...

One scary commercial. Jeepers.

David said...

I've seen the ad several times and missed the blow job part every time. Getting old is a bitch.

Michael in ArchDen said...

Sublimnal?

I don't think that word means what you think it means!

Rusty said...

Quayle said...
I want my health insurance plan to pay for my green milkshakes.



To hell with that. I want my insurance company to pay for my BJs.

cassandra lite said...

Unless the hubby has a micro phallus, the closest he's getting to a BJ is a draft in the bedroom.

The Crack Emcee said...

You... or a leprechaun.

Now that's funny!

Good one, Ann! You could drink with me and the guys spouting that shit,...

holdfast said...

"As near as I can tell the overriding message is buy your crazy wife a Shamrock Shake and she will blow you."

Not.

More like "buy your crazy wife a Shamrock Shake and she might not flay you like a deer one night".


F*ck it - these captchas are getting too tough - I guess I'm a robot. Domo Arigato.

Chip Ahoy said...

You say that you do not see the blow job, and I say, bless your heart you are a good person.

But if you are a natural born perv these things come naturally. Picasso showed how you see things in pieces and it doesn't matter at all how the pieces are arranged, the subject is the same subject from any angle and all piled up at once. Noses and eyes from different angles, that sort of thing.

Pretend you are Picasso and rearrange the composition elements to force the subject to be something sexual, which is no force at all to a natural born perv. Here, I'll try to help you over to the dark side see the blow job within the McDonald's advert.

Penny said...

MINT!

Penny said...

Not a misspell, even though it is Super Tuesday.

It's about, the herb, MINT.

Not Herb, unless you're Martha Stewart. She had a "thing" for Herb's?

And you can forget about that apostrophe where it didn't belong.

I just added that to "spice things up".

Penny said...

See, now that made me laugh...

Is it even POSSIBLE to "spice things down" and still get or give a blow job?

Think I'll let the gardener figure that out.

Simon Kenton said...

Ladies, gentlemen, now it is 26 years since I was married to a woman like that, and this STiLL hits too close to home. The savage interrogation at each return from work, the mood swings, the jealous fury swelling magnetically just beneath the surface, the labile shifts into reward mode. You can see this as funny, or a cultural comment, or a subliminal message. I can't. Quarter century later, and I can't. Laugh about it, comment about it, but if you have to choose (and you chose one who turned out like this), any way you look at it you lose. I can't see it as anything but an occasion for devout thanks that

-- divorce laws exist
-- she found a second husband and hasn't broken him yet
-- I shot my television

phx said...

Well I don't know. I like her.

ed said...

"As near as I can tell the overriding message is buy your crazy wife a Shamrock Shake and she will blow you."

She'll be more in the mood if you add a couple jiggers of bourbon... ;)

DADvocate said...

I didn't seen any hint of a blow job once she got what she wanted she just walked away. Typical female.

Penny said...

Glad you have a gun, Simon Kenton.

It's a start!

d-day said...

The casting in this commercial was too distracting for me to take anything away from it.

As a former ballerina, Jody Sawyer should not be drinking milkshakes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210616/

Jeff with one 'f' said...

Amen, Simon Kenton, AMEN!!!

Penny said...

Thinking both Jeff and me need less !!!!

Penny said...

Course "Spicing down" isn't easy when Simon has a gun????

Penny said...

!!!! ????

damikesc said...

"As near as I can tell the overriding message is buy your crazy wife a Shamrock Shake and she will blow you."

As if a wife does that after marriage anyways... :-P

dbp said...

I loved the commercial!

Aside from selling milkshakes, it also contains an important bit of relationship advice: The husband handles his wife's psychotic behavior with humor and grace. He has learned that a small thoughtful gift is often all they really want.

The commercial draws you in and does all of this in a 30 second run-time and even ends with a subtle finale: The wife silently mouths the words, "I love you" as she seductively opens her mouth to the straw.