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February 12, 2007 3:13 PM   Subscribe

Corporal Punishment Imagery in Print Advertising. Only NSFW if your coworkers like to jump to conclusions.

Unfortunately, it's probably a different Colin Farrell.
posted by staggernation (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
. . . But where are the masochisticats?
posted by isopraxis at 3:20 PM on February 12, 2007

Speaking of Colin Farrell, there's a scene in the opening montage of SWAT where he's out jogging and suddenly vomits. Just vomits everywhere. It's during one of those quick cut musical montages, and it's never referenced anywhere else in the film. He's just out jogging and ... blooey.

Seriously, what the fuck was up with that.

Oh, nice spanking pictures, btw.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:31 PM on February 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is actually a pretty fascinating post and website. Each ad is well explained and gives a lot of information about the context/time period of the ad.

posted by Alex404 at 3:53 PM on February 12, 2007

This is an extraordinary site.

The author has obviously put years of research and effort into the subject. It is very thorough.

The laxative ads are pretty disturbing.

One of my old employees was a young man from the west of Ireland. He took his shirt off on a summer day and it was covered in white keloid scars. I was surprised and asked him what they were. He told me "The nuns did it." from whipping him with long slips of wood when he was a kid in school. He was very angry about it, as I was seeing what had been done to him.

An excellent book on why it is wrong to hit children is "For Your Own Good" by Alice Miller.
posted by nickyskye at 4:42 PM on February 12, 2007

*meant to say, He took his shirt off and his back was covered in white keloid scars...
posted by nickyskye at 4:51 PM on February 12, 2007

Summer days covered in white keloid scars is a great metaphor.
posted by isopraxis at 5:12 PM on February 12, 2007

Yeah, great site. Educational, well written, creepy and not without a bit of humor:

..But the copy -- which presumably can't have seemed quite as gratingly jocose then as it does now...

also, have you noticed how many of the kids getting spanked were wearing striped shirts?
posted by Miles Long at 5:29 PM on February 12, 2007

World Corporal Punishment Research
is an excellent name for a band
posted by Miles Long at 5:31 PM on February 12, 2007

If I don’t get Sanka, I’m going to whip that lil’ bastard’s ass.
Yeah. Marketing.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:54 PM on February 12, 2007

Excellent site. Nice find.
posted by conch soup at 8:29 PM on February 12, 2007

You have my permission to like it. (name the movie)
posted by nofundy at 5:32 AM on February 13, 2007

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