Thursday, September 16, 2004 :::
The Got Milk campaign is well over a decade old. Someone needs to put it out of its misery. It has inspired way too many uninspired knock-offs over the years, to the point where I passed THREE variations on the way to work this morning:
• Got Hardware?
• Got Tacos?
• Got Tires?
It's officially the hackiest of all hacky marketing ideas. In just this last week, my friend B*Dubb has had run-ins with multiple mad marketing suggestions like "Got Teeth?" and "Got Tennis?"
Today I happened across the "Got Jesus?" and the "Got Life?" websites. When the church tries to latch on to a hip idea, you KNOW its at least five years past its prime.
Please. Just stop. Even the post-modern ironic versions aren't funny anymore.
Not to mention, those milk moustache ads are grody.
::: posted by dan at 2:20 PM :: [ link ] :: (17) comments
17 previous comments:
A bunch of idiots marching proudly to hell.
By , at 3:27 PM
Dan, are you saying Arthur Blessitt wasn behind the times in his message "Life's Greatest Trip?" Damn, I thought he was cool for his era.
By hot babe, at 4:25 PM
Sigh. I knew I shouldn't have posted that pic. Thanks for reminding me how relentlessly predictable Jesus-freaks can be.
By dan, at 4:50 PM
What the hell is Cthulhu?
What is so wrong with these guys exercising their rights to freedom of religion, expression, and assembly? Why are they going to hell? Because of a teeshirt and a desire not to support a right wing religious zealot?
Got Shame, zealots?
By Trekgeekscott, at 8:19 AM
Cthulhu is an evil mythical creature/god thingee that D&D nerds get all excited about.
By dan, at 10:57 AM
This isn't really an ad campaign but I think there's another thing that has been waaaaaay to played. The whole "Co-ed Naked...." T-shirts that apperently are still going strong. Even as a drunken college student I thought those were pretty stupid. You just need to cut to the chase. "Co-ed Naked Fuckin'". That's my shirt.
By , at 11:05 AM
Oh how I wish I had a sign on, but I dont have time so just call me "Anonymous 2" and the person before me (if these post in order) "Anonymous 1". O.k. got that? Now forget it and read my comment as if it were the only words you see... My comment: Oooh I like "Anonymous 1"!
By , at 12:40 PM
To the very first anonymous poster of this particular blog: YOU! OFF MY PLANET!
By Formerly Original Anonymous/hot babes best friend, at 6:16 PM
And to the other two anonymous posters: YOU! OFF MY PLANET!!
By Formerly Original Anonymous/hot babes best friend, at 6:20 PM
A whole new anon poster...
Just an FYI- Cthulhu is from an HP Lovecraft story and is running for president! http://www.cthulhu.org/ It's pretty hilarious, and I think I agree with them that a squid monster is the best candidate we've seen in a while.
Also- I don't get the got jesus t-shirt. Are they saying the person reading the t-shirt doesn't have jeeebus? Or THEY don't "got him"? Bad messaging... now I am all caught up in an metaphysical inner battle over who the shirt is addressing and not listening to them or the crazy jesus-nut Anonymous1.
By , at 11:38 AM
Just to clear things up, the "Got Jesus, Nope" T-shirt was from an anti-religious group that was protesting Bush. So I assume the T-shirt means that THEY don't have Jesus, which is all fine and stuff, but they could have come up with a better slogan.
By dan, at 2:04 PM
alternatively, they could have worn these t-shirts. then at least no one could accuse them of being nonbelievers.... :)
By J.R., at 4:48 PM
Oh that Jesus, he's such a card. He cracks me up.
By dan, at 5:30 PM
I rather like the "Got Jesus? nope." shirts...If you get to hell before I do, I'll have a Long Island Iced Tea. Thanks and see you there!
By Kiddo78, at 7:40 PM
What did Jesus ever do that was bad? He spent his time with normal people and shunned those with power or money. The only time he ever was angry was at the money changers who were using some temple. I'd think that would be copacetic with a liberal ideology. Most people I know are upset with religion not the big "J".
By Marky, at 1:33 AM
I do agree that the problem is usually with organized religion, but in this picture, my problem is the Got Jesus? parallel to Got Milk?. Its just not that good of a slogan to begin with, so why do so many people copy it? And, Dan, you're right (can't believe I'm saying that). Those milk mustaches are disgusting. And they aren't even milk. They're yogurt, which makes them even more disgusting.
By hot babe, at 10:24 AM
I knew it was terribly out of control several years ago when driving through downtown San Francisco, looking up, and seeing a giant beat-down looking theater sign that said, "Got Porn?"
By , at 5:16 PM
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