This Just In: Sex Sells!

by ShadowStalker on February 14, 2005 · 10 comments

in Entertainment,Sexuality

My cable was out during the superbowl, but apparently some of the ads were quite risque. At least, by 1958’s standards. Bare nipples have done a lot for mankind, but who knew that Janet Jackson possessed the magic bullet which would revitalize Puritanism in America?

The majority of advertisers opted for a safe, family friendly approach. Boring, in other words. We had monkeys, sky diving, a bear, and a dog. Always avant-garde Pepsi forayed into the danger zone by having Queer Eye icon Carson Kressley simulate cruising a man (he was really looking at the Pepsi—whew).

Only a few companies brazenly featured attractive women in their ads, challenging the cultural taboo against breasts that we’ve held for literally hundreds of days. These companies, most markedly and Tabasco, were well rewarded for their risks, as Hitwise showed their web traffic increased more than other advertisers.

This superbowl may have marked the slow return of the breast to modern television. It certainly didn’t mark the return of good sports.

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  • Algernon

    And God bless em for making the commercials.  We just need to get get off our phony bologne moral ethics in regard to sex in our culture.

  • Just Plain Bob

    i have real moral ethics, actually.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    bob do those ethics revolve around someone elses interpretation of the original telephone game?

  • Just Plain Bob

    i’m sorry, but what the heck are you talking about?

  • fealty2dahriyah

    is it me or is it funny that budlite is associating itself w/ horses, donkeys, and pigs? no more popular guys, slim half dressed girls and vollyball… just farm help.

  • Just Plain Bob

    they’re just finally being honest about what drinking large quantities of beer will do to you. ^_^

  • .alphamonkey.

    From my research, drinking unimaginable quantities of beer results in Guided By Voices, one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

    Chugalug, baby! Chugalug!

  • Just Plain Bob


  • .alphamonkey.

    You need to be punched in the mouth for bringing up that shitty band after a GBV mention.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    bob it was a bad bible joke….

    well budlite tastes like cow piss, i guess the people who drink it might as well look that way too.

    and chug-a-lug is a great country song.

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