Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Holy Land

I saw the following commercial on YouTube a while back (March 19, 2007, to be exact).



For those of you who don't click on videos (or those who have videos blocked at work), the video is an ad for Israel and they are using sex to sell the idea of going to Israel. Now, I am not posting this just so that the guys and girls can see sexy women in video format. No, that's not the point.

Hey, there is a replay button on the player. Neat.

Wait a minute, what was I attempting to write? Oh, yeah, someone made a commercial using sex to sell the Holy Land. Can you imagine the pitch? I mean, I don't know what the Israel Chamber of Commerce looks like, but I imagine a bunch of Hassidic Jews, Muslim Shaman and friendly Catholic Nuns sitting around a conference table, listening to advertising firms pitching ideas.

Ad Man: "We all know that Israel is the cradle of religion."

Hassidic Jew: "Actually, Egypt is known as the cradle of religion."

Ad Man: "Yeah, I knew that. I mean Israel has a crapload of religious stuff."

Catholic Nun: "I am not sure we would categorize this as crapload."

Ad Man: "The point is that when people think of Israel, they either think of people praying or people blowing other people up."

Muslim Shaman: "And you want us to market that vacationers can get blown up when they visit?"

Ad Man: "No, actually, people know about religion. And they know about the danger involved."

Pause while everyone looks at the ad man.

Ad Man: "I just think having a commercial with a little tits and ass would attract people to the Holy Land. Gets their minds off of the danger, and supplement the religion."

At least that's what I imagine when I view the commercial. That and thinking I did not know you could show your boobs off in the beaches in Israel. Makes one want to go. Damn ad man.

14 comments:

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Well, someone is going straight to hell for that ad campaign. ;)

グラント said...

Catholicism might draw more crowds if they added some boobs to the crucified Jesus. Also, they need to make at least one of his apostles a hot Japanese woman. Can you spare Peter and call him Mariko now? Early test demographics are favorable.

SSC said...

Ha too funny!!!

Tim said...

I spent a couple weeks working in Israel and what I remember is waiting for the next explosion. Maybe they should have had the girl on the beach packed with a "boob bomb" when she leaned over.

Prata said...

I would totally go for Catholicism if at least one of the apostles were a japanese girl. I'm with Grant on this one!

Angel... said...

WOW... very nice

I like it

Diane Mandy said...

Is that really an a travel ad for Israel? Or am I too gullible? If it is, wow. I've never seen anything quite like it!

Leesa said...

stacey: okay, maybe it is not a real ad.

grant: how about replacing Bartholomew? He has low recognizability.

ssc: thanks, dear.

tim: I have been there, and the only thing I remember is that there were beaches that were "half female", and "half male." Not like the ad at all.

prata: we barely got female alter servers 20 years ago. I will put in the request.

angel: thanks, sweetie.

diane: okay, I thought the commercial was real. But your point is well-taken.

SSC said...

Would you go again?

egan said...

If I could turn back time...

may-b said...

I think that's Isreal's new tag line: "Bible, bombs and boobs."

Leesa said...

ssc: not right now.

egan: sort of confused me.

may-b: you have the makings of an Israeli ad man. Er, woman.

~Deb said...

Umm...

Hmm...

That last woman in that shot -

not that I'm "JUDGING"...

...however...

TOO skinny. No VAVOOOM!

Stick with the Italian gals!

Edtime Stories said...

Israel actually has a huge sex trade, there is also a real sense of pleasure in places like Tel Aviv, you would feel like you were on South Beach.

Israel is a multi-demesional place and I find it interesting that they are branching out with their ad campaigns.