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Red Bull Shit

According to the Crass Cheapshot Catechism of Madison Ave., the benefts of Dietrich Mateschitz’s wondrous beverage extend to the spiritual world…

Of course we won’t be holding our kollektiv breaths to see Red Bull GmbH’s marking dept. throwing up an equal opportunity mullah spinning like a dervish on the stuff in his minaret seeking out his 72 virgins…

(After all, I imagine that Europe is earnest in its desire to avoid joining the block parties presently occuring in North Africa and the Arabian peninsula.)

Comments

  1. Matthew Lickona says:

    I don’t think you can fault an ad company for not being equal opportunity offenders. They’re out to make money, not do politics. People enjoy mocking Confession for lots of reasons that are different from any way they might enjoy mocking Islam. For one thing, it’s deep in our collective culture. For another, it itches under the skin for a lot of folks. The ad people aren’t dumb.

    Though I agree that the ad is mind-bogglingly awful. I was genuinely surprised to see it, and I’m glad you found it to post about.

    • Matthew,

      Agreed. My allusion to the Muslims, though, rounds out the picture of self-loathing which have mentally paralyzed most Europeans. Clearly Red Bull is out to make money – on the broken back of its patrimony.

      That ain’t politics – that’s just a long walk off the short pier known as the “Enlightenment.”

      JOB

  2. ImeldaJean says:

    Eh. I’ve heard that joke from at least 3 priests, and once, I’m certain, in the context of a homily.

    Tepid anti-Catholicism at worst.

    • IJ,

      Homily-as-stand up, huh?

      There’s nothing shocking anymore – not really.

      I once heard a priest describe in a homily how Christ could very well have been mentally undressing the Magdalene as he hung from the cross.

      JOB

      • ImeldaJean says:

        “I once heard a priest describe in a homily how Christ could very well have been mentally undressing the Magdalene as he hung from the cross.”

        Ummmmm….

        Not-so-tepid anti-Catholicism?

        I got nothin’.

  3. Jonathan Webb says:

    Blasphemy! I mean the Christ on the cross anecdote. The commercial is great and makes me want to shoot Everclear, selzer and Red Bull all shaken up and then discuss The Mill on the Floss with a bunch of homeschool moms.

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