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Fri Sep 11, 2015, 04:22 PM

Attack ad against Harper, by Adbusters

Adbusters always does a great job, but this ad is exceptional. I hope a lot of people see it.


The ad features a man spitting on a flag sewn onto a woman’s bag.

Adbusters says that is based on an actual incident that happened at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

“What happened?” the man says. “You used to be the good ones.”

The narrator declares, “He was right.”


http://www.news1130.com/2015/09/10/attack-ad-harper-adbusters/

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Reply Attack ad against Harper, by Adbusters (Original post)
alcina Sep 2015 OP
guillaumeb Sep 2015 #1
alcina Sep 2015 #2
guillaumeb Sep 2015 #3
alcina Sep 2015 #4
Joe Shlabotnik Sep 2015 #5
alcina Sep 2015 #6
Joe Shlabotnik Sep 2015 #7
alcina Sep 2015 #8
Joe Shlabotnik Sep 2015 #9

Response to alcina (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 04:34 PM

1. The born again oil man from Alberta is determined to follow

the lead of George W. Bush in many things. Ruining the province for oil that is no linger even needed. Willing to ruin the St. Laurence with toxic spills if necessary.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 04:40 PM

2. Well I hope he follows Bush's lead

in serving only two terms.

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Response to alcina (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 04:46 PM

3. Has it really only been 9 years?

Seems much longer.

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 03:07 PM

4. And if you'd like to help promote this ad

You can donate to Adbusters indiegogo fundraiser:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-most-powerful-attack-ad-ever#/story

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 10:29 PM

5. I love adbusters,

I still have print copies of their magazines from 15+ years ago packed away somewhere, (couldn't just toss 'em out when I moved), and I loved their initial involvement with Occupy. Any long time fan of the magazine knows how adept they are at being both slick and subversive, so I can't help but wonder,

-oh wait one second, ..let me firmly bolt on my tinfoil hat....

After watching the ad quickly once, I saw Pierre Trudeau, and I noticed an 'Angry', 'Bearded', 'French-citizen' spit on the Canadian flag.

Is there more to this ad than simply being anti-Harper?

....takes tinfoil hat off.


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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 08:26 AM

6. Uh oh

Interesting observations. Both those went right past me. Hopefully other viewers are as clueless as i am -- but not MORE clueless.

And just to lighten the mood a little, here's my favourite old Adbusters commercial:



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Response to alcina (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 11:11 AM

7. Love the house hippo!



Regarding my observations, I often overthink things, so hopefully I'm just being paranoid, and hopefully other viewers just enjoy the ad and don't over-analyses it.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:43 PM

8. Well, just because you're paranoid.... :-)

I've watched the ad a few times, and I do have to wonder about the subliminal message. I can't imagine there wasn't a lot of thought put into the choice of clips. But then, what other PM could they have used to represent Canada's former status as a "one of the good ones"? I don't think Lester Pearson was quite as telegenic.

As for the angry, bearded, French citizen -- the more I think about it, the harder it is for me to write off. Definitely under the radar, but again, I can't totally believe it's a coincidence. Certainly that man is not what I think of when I imagine a quintessentially French citizen. If I'd been casting that role, I probably would have gone with a mime, or maybe a Gérard Depardieu lookalike.

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Response to alcina (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 04:07 PM

9. LOL

Mon Dieu! Gérard Depardieu lookalike slugs a Canadian citizen with a loaf of french bread

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