Monday, January 02, 2006
I Need Pancakes
Yesterday while driving down the road, I listened to an ad for Durex condoms. It seems amazing to me that only a few short years ago condom ads on radio and tv were a no-no. When ads for condoms first appeared they were only informational spots warning against unwanted pregnancies and STD's. Now they have opened up to the truly distasteful Trojan Man ads and these new ads from Durex.
The Durex ads work by comparing regular sex to sex using Durex condoms. In one spot the announcer gives the floor to a scientific sounding voice who procalaims, 'After regular sex the female of the species kicks the male out of the nest', this is followed by the sound effect of a kick and then a moan that accompanies a crash. The announcer then gives the floor back to the scientific sounding voice once more as he states, 'After sex with Durex brand condoms, the female rises and fixes the male pancakes. Then cut to a guy saying, 'Mmm maple syrup.'
Eventhough Angry Joyce underwent tubal litigation after the birth of our son, I am seriously considering buying some of these condoms. I love pancakes and I cannot remember the last time that Angry Joyce made me pancakes for any reason. Mmmm maple syrup.