Crazy AdWatch: The Great Moses Laxative
There are any number of things we think of when we hear the word “laxative”: An older gentlemen or lady having some uncomfortable moments in the middle of a day. Or a young kid with a tummy ache who just needs to relieve himself of his bowel pain. Or a giant cup of coffee. You can go ahead and fill in your own blank here. I’ll tell you what no one ever thinks about when they hear the word “laxative” however: Moses parting the seas and leading his people to freedom.
The amazing Copyranter found this doozy of an ad in Egypt:
As you can see, the ad agency, in all of their wisdom, decided to make the laxatives they are trying to sell into Moses, the toilet to “freedom”, which means the various foods walking through the parted seas (which we’ll say symbolize, I don’t know, obstructed bowels?) are your poop. Pre-digested, I imagine. In any case, here’s the evidence everyone who says the Old Testament is full of shit was looking for.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.