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Why do strippers customarily return the third dollar you tip them? Molson Canada has unleashed a public service to single, heterosexual beer-drinking men everywhere, but the details are top secret. Pass a simple test and the details will be revealed.
posted by jonson (38 comments total)

 
What's it all aboot then, eh?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:34 PM on May 19, 2003


yummy, yummy beer.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 3:46 PM on May 19, 2003


You tip strippers?

Jesus good god damn Christ, you straights have a lot to learn.
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:59 PM on May 19, 2003


"your male status has been confirmed"

heh heh heh, i have infiltrated the system...
posted by catfood at 4:01 PM on May 19, 2003


I strip tippers.
posted by kozad at 4:02 PM on May 19, 2003


mmm... beer flavored Pepsi Blue...
posted by crunchland at 4:12 PM on May 19, 2003


1. We need a picture with kittens, bunnies, pancakes to add the MeFi label;
2. Run it as an ad on TV, newspapers, everywhere;
3. We all were MeFi T-shirts, etc.
4. Profit !!!

(If you are one click away from Photoshop...)
posted by MzB at 4:19 PM on May 19, 2003


I've yet to tip one hard enough to make her fall over.
posted by alumshubby at 4:35 PM on May 19, 2003


That female silhouette looks like a cobra, poised to strike.
posted by gottabefunky at 5:14 PM on May 19, 2003


Heh. Adland scooped this particular puppy back on April 16, along with what Molson's been up to north of the border. Caution: Plaid alert.
posted by dakotadusk at 5:37 PM on May 19, 2003


Fanciful advertising gag amuses dozens. Film at 11.
posted by scarabic at 7:36 PM on May 19, 2003


Excellent ad. I think some of the best, funniest, most deviant minds of our generation are in advertising. Thanks for the link.
posted by vito90 at 7:49 PM on May 19, 2003


I think some of the best, funniest, most deviant minds of our generation are in advertising.

Or some of the misogynistic, chauvinistic, assholes...but, you know, whatever...
posted by iamck at 8:15 PM on May 19, 2003


"a public service to single, heterosexual beer-drinking men everywhere"

iamck, I'm thinking you aren't part of Molson's target demographic.
posted by vito90 at 8:20 PM on May 19, 2003


Counterpoint: Molson Canadian is shit. One of the worst beers of all time. Those of you who have been tricked into watching that drivel of an advertising campaign, stop right where you are and put your wallets back in your pockets. You are being duped. Canadian sucks.
posted by Fabulon7 at 8:29 PM on May 19, 2003


misogynistic, chauvinistic, assholes
vito, you are correct--this is clearly Molson's demographic. There is no other rational explanation for their advertising.
posted by Fabulon7 at 8:31 PM on May 19, 2003


male status has been confirmed.
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:39 PM on May 19, 2003


haha!
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:40 PM on May 19, 2003


I used to work for an outsource IT firm that serviced the most fabulous ad agencies in San Francisco, and I can confirm that some of the best, funniest, most deviant minds of our generation are in advertising. I met many of them.

You're right, vito. And it's a crying shame they channel that energy and power for nothing better than shilling product and making money.
posted by scarabic at 8:48 PM on May 19, 2003


As far as "best" and "funniest" goes, well, de gustibus and all that -- it's not an argument I'll get into. But although there are many wonderfully skewed sensibilities in the ad world, that particular piece of frat-ready, Man-Show-ish humor was the definition of "not deviant." As an acceptable joke for "men" it rode the yellow line down the road's endless, smooth middle. As a wuss, the joke was not quite aimed at me -- thus I was able to note its perfect centricity.
posted by BT at 9:11 PM on May 19, 2003


heh heh heh, i have infiltrated the system...
posted by catfood


Me too...which, really just goes to show how easy it is...get them drunk and stupid...and they're all yours...

That female silhouette looks like a cobra, poised to strike. posted by gottabefunky

Apparently, they gave the model the script...that shit will piss a woman off, especially the ones that haven't eaten in months...

(If you are one click away from Photoshop...) posted by MzB

Ah...the fark effect...sad to see it on the blue, ain't it?

Or some of the misogynistic, chauvinistic, assholes...but, you know, whatever...posted by iamck

It's quite possible that I love you. Of course, that could be the Molsen talking. ;)
posted by dejah420 at 9:16 PM on May 19, 2003


Um, I failed question three the first time. I've never been to a strip club, and frankly, I'd have no idea what to tip in the first place. Sorry to let the gender down (sort of, but not really).
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:13 PM on May 19, 2003


gay. got question three immediately; have never ever seen a male stripper return money to anyone.

so...why did an unspecial marketing campaign make it to the front page in the first place? nothing terribly discussion worthy about this.
posted by patricking at 11:53 PM on May 19, 2003


/me takes another sip of a Certain Canadian Microbrew, and snickers at the thought of drinking Molson. Unless of course someone else is buying.

Oh, and re: the ad, it's the height of grace and cleverosity compared to those fscking Budweiser "The Code" ads. But then, that's a bit like looking devilishly slim and handsome next to Jabba the Hutt.

Which I do.
posted by arto at 2:34 AM on May 20, 2003


This reminds me of the Yorkie chocolate bar ads, where women have to pretend to be men and answer questions on the offside rule in order to be allowed to buy one. It's not sexist because it's clearly very tongue in cheek, if not particularly amusing. If anything it makes men look like idiots. Is there only room for cars, football and strippers in their fluffy little heads?
posted by Summer at 3:50 AM on May 20, 2003


Have to say that those Yorkie ads have completely killed the product for me. If the makers of the stuff have put something harmful to women in their choccie bars, which is how I interpret the crossed-out female logo on the wrappers, then I ain't eating them anymore!
As for beer, if it's brewed by Youngs, Badger or Wychwood I'll take a glass, otherwise forget it.
posted by tabbycat at 5:07 AM on May 20, 2003


Is there only room for cars, football and strippers in their fluffy little heads?

Of course not. There's also pizza and beer.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:29 AM on May 20, 2003


your male status has been confirmed

you know, I always wondered.
posted by widdershins at 7:04 AM on May 20, 2003


"Is there only room for cars, football and strippers in their fluffy little heads?"

Of course not. There's also pizza and beer.


I only managed pizza and beer at the expense of cars and strippers. I must be doing something wrong.
posted by monkey closet at 7:04 AM on May 20, 2003


This reminds me of the "Axe Effect" commercials which have been running for a few months in Canada. Like many fragrence commercials, the upshot seems to be spraying it on makes you irresistable to the opposite sex. Axe seems to take it to another level, however, claiming to turnthe object of your desires into a brainless sex-bot. I wonder if the true axe effect will be to cut off all chances of dating an intelligent woman.
posted by Officeslacker at 9:13 AM on May 20, 2003


Summer, I have to tell you that your comment is one of the most short-sighted and unthinking I've seen all day.

IF cars, football and strippers were the only thing in their fluffy heads, We wouldn't owe 130 billion dollars for making part of the middle east our sandbox. One could only wish the Y-chromesome could be that easily controlled.

Personally, I'm all for a pilot program to try. I promise you if you get me a new car, superbowl tickets and an unending string of beers and strippers, I won't think of another darned thing.
posted by Perigee at 9:16 AM on May 20, 2003


My, that woman silhouette has some POINTY boobs. Do guys really like that? I'd think those wouldn't be so appealing: 1. hideously unnatural 2. Ouch-factor.
posted by aacheson at 9:23 AM on May 20, 2003


Summer, I have to tell you that your comment is one of the most short-sighted and unthinking I've seen all day.

Read it again.
posted by Summer at 9:29 AM on May 20, 2003


Umm.. Summer - Twas a jest, kiddo...
posted by Perigee at 9:53 AM on May 20, 2003


Do guys really like that?

Speaking for all heterosexual men, we don't: 1. Eew. 2. Ouch!

Well, except for Steve Martin:

Oh, pointy birds
Oh, pointy-pointy
Anoint my head
Anointy-nointy

posted by kirkaracha at 9:58 AM on May 20, 2003


Umm.. Summer - Twas a jest, kiddo...

Ooooops.
posted by Summer at 10:10 AM on May 20, 2003


It's not sexist because it's clearly very tongue in cheek, if not particularly amusing. If anything it makes men look like idiots.

Hmmm. It's not sexist because it makes men look like idiots? Gotcha.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:56 AM on May 20, 2003


It's not sexist towards women because it's clearly tongue in cheek. It may, however, be sexist towards men. Clearer?
posted by Summer at 2:55 AM on May 21, 2003


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