The Second Ever “Sad Men Worst Ad of the Week Award”

Living in America means constant exposure to local adverts, most of which are harmless enough, if a bit shouty. Patriotism is a common theme with plenty of flag waving, but recently Cadillac have upped the ante by combining this with a thinly-veiled attack on those lazy French people.

It shows a bloke from Desperate Housewives wandering around his very expensive house, extolling the virtues of hard work and taking short holidays. Because obviously, if you work hard in America, as opposed to France where people take four weeks holiday, you’ll be able to afford a Cadillac.



Prawns On Prozac

In Sad Men, I explore my love of prawn advertising, and reveal that in order to keep up with prawn-related happenings, I have set up a Google Alert. Recently, it brought me disturbing newsTiny quantities of anti-depressants flushed down our sinks and toilets are having a dramatic effect on the behaviour of my favorite crustaceans.

Maybe I could use this new-found information next time I get a brief for an ad about chilled prawns.

I’ll get my coat.

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