CWB Ad Puts Bees In Bonnets


petros
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#1


Apparently it's offensive to women.

The ad features a 1969 print called "Hi-Ho, Silver," which shows a young woman in a cowboy hat and skirt straddling a fence. The caption says: "Still on the fence?" and encourages farmers to choose the wheat board for marketing grain.


Read more: Canadian Wheat Board (external - login to view)

I guess these people have never seen a bull have it's sphincter tickled.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post



Apparently it's offensive to women.

The ad features a 1969 print called "Hi-Ho, Silver," which shows a young woman in a cowboy hat and skirt straddling a fence. The caption says: "Still on the fence?" and encourages farmers to choose the wheat board for marketing grain.


Read more: Canadian Wheat Board (external - login to view)

I guess these people have never seen a bull have it's sphincter tickled.



At least not in fly season
 
SLM
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Who are these people that keep getting offended by anything and everything and can we get them to shut the hell up once in a while? For crying out loud have any of these people cracked open a magazine or seen a television ad in the last 20 years?

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But the National Farmers Union is questioning what an image of a long-legged woman straddling a fence has to do with selling grain.

Sex sells and the metaphor of someone sitting on a fence to represent those who are on the fence with a decision is apparently beyond the National Farmers Union. And a drawing at that, it's not even a picture. Are the NFU all Amish or something?

You know there are so many things in the world worth being offended over. This really isn't one of them


 
petros
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Small c christian aka Refooooorm
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Who are these people that keep getting offended by anything and everything and can we get them to shut the hell up once in a while? For crying out loud have any of these people cracked open a magazine or seen a television ad in the last 20 years?

Sex sells and the metaphor of someone sitting on a fence to represent those who are on the fence with a decision is apparently beyond the National Farmers Union. And a drawing at that, it's not even a picture. Are the NFU all Amish or something?

You know there are so many things in the world worth being offended over. This really isn't one of them

I'm offended that you are not offended.

Actually, I'm jealous of the fence rail.
 
SLM
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

I'm offended that you are not offended.

I take no offense to that whatsoever. No offense intended by that.
 
petros
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#7
lt could have been more modern but latex rips too easy when there is barbed wire around.
 
Cliffy
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#8
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

lt could have been more modern but latex rips too easy when there is barbed wire around.

Barbed wire is offensive.
 
SLM
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#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

lt could have been more modern but latex rips too easy when there is barbed wire around.

Now THAT would have been an ad! Swap out that lasso for a whip and I guarantee all those hold outs would be making a decision right quick.

Well, maybe there would a few who would hold out for a bit longer, lol.

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Barbed wire is offensive.

No, it's just pointy and sharp.
 
petros
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#10
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

lt could have been more modern but latex rips too easy when there is barbed wire around.

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Barbed wire is offensive.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Now THAT would have been an ad! Swap out that lasso for a whip and I guarantee all those hold outs would be making a decision right quick.

Whiz on the electric fence or lick the cow chip cookie dough off of my boots!
 
SLM
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#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Whiz on the electric fence or lick the cow chip cookie dough off of my boots!

The NFU won't know what hit them. They'll be begging for 'offensive cowgirl' in no time.
 
taxslave
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Who are these people that keep getting offended by anything and everything and can we get them to shut the hell up once in a while? For crying out loud have any of these people cracked open a magazine or seen a television ad in the last 20 years?

Sex sells and the metaphor of someone sitting on a fence to represent those who are on the fence with a decision is apparently beyond the National Farmers Union. And a drawing at that, it's not even a picture. Are the NFU all Amish or something?

You know there are so many things in the world worth being offended over. This really isn't one of them



Quite probably they have which is why they are offended. Most of the adds today insult everyones intelligence.
 
#juan
#13
Has everyone failed to notice the ugly splinter that has impaled her skirt? She seems to have moved forward
on the fence and there are other splinters waiting. Seems a bit offensive to me.
 
Sal
#14
I thought maybe cowboys were going to be offended.

Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Has everyone failed to notice the ugly splinter that has impaled her skirt? She seems to have moved forward
on the fence and there are other splinters waiting. Seems a bit offensive to me.

Why, because her lips are in danger?
 
L Gilbert
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post



Apparently it's offensive to women.

The ad features a 1969 print called "Hi-Ho, Silver," which shows a young woman in a cowboy hat and skirt straddling a fence. The caption says: "Still on the fence?" and encourages farmers to choose the wheat board for marketing grain.


Read more: Canadian Wheat Board (external - login to view)

Nah. It's offensive to anyone with a brain. Just like 99.9% of ads in general.

Quote:

I guess these people have never seen a bull have it's sphincter tickled.

Me either. But I have had my arm in up to the pits trying to grab a foal and set it on the right course inside its mum. (Wasn't my idea, it was the vet's).
 
karrie
#16
The print isn't offensive to women, it's just a piece of art work. The decision to use it as a broad based marketing campaign is however, dismissive of women as workers in farming. Which, in this day and age is sheer stupidity.
 

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