Colombia Says Cocaine is Addictive

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The Presidential Office of Colombia, known for its heavy-handedness in rumour if not in actuality, turns to humour to explain why people should avoid cocaine. The 15 second ad says "Cocaine is addictive. Very addictive." We suspect this may not be true as we've been snorting at least 7 years and can quit anytime. To drive the point home, a man on a bus leans forward and snorts the dandruff off the shoulder of the man in front of him.

The ad generated a grade school reaction. We all went "EWWWWW!" and jerked our knees up. Then we watched it again. And again. And again.

500,000 watches later, we are still going "EWWWW!" and showing all our friends, who don't seem deeply impressed, then we all snorted cocaine and laughed over the thought of psychos snorting dandruff. Doesn't the Presidential Office know anything? You need a credit card and a flat surface to snort cocaine. Coke capital of the world indeed.

by Angela Natividad    Dec-29-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Commercials, Good, Strange, Video   

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Very funny, but you should really blame the ad company for that crap more than the ones that wasted money on it.

Posted by: Camario on December 29, 2006 3:40 PM

This has already been done. It wasn't very good back then and it isn't any better this time around either. When I find out which hispanic or latin american ad agency, I'll post that up here - unless someone else beats me to the punch.

I LOVE how EVERY website has become a repository for the cynically gifted.

Posted by: Lou Lozada on December 29, 2006 5:04 PM

I am so wasted on Colombian dandruff right now. Later I'm going to melt down an mainline some Bolivian chick's psoriasis.

Cynical my ass, ad man.

Posted by: Clay on December 29, 2006 8:20 PM

Great Ad...

So well done it's almost addictive.

Let's hope one day American's stop putting on their noses what Latin-American's are pulling off their asses!

Posted by: NoName on December 30, 2006 12:29 PM

Are you can account executive?
You can laugh your asses off but at the end of the day cocaine IS addictive.
A fact that is sadly unknown to many coke addicts in USA.

Posted by: Sunil Shibad on January 1, 2007 11:49 PM

This spot is old. It was done by Leo Burnett/Bogota at least 5 years ago. Won a Cannes Lion, I think.

Posted by: Paul Kemp-Robertson on January 2, 2007 3:59 AM

This spot is old. It was done by Leo Burnett/Bogota at least 5 years ago. Won a Cannes Lion, I think.

Posted by: Paul Kemp-Robertson on January 2, 2007 3:59 AM

It's a classic.. soooo old.
This ad was created by the new Leo Burnett NorthAmerica president Juan Carlos Ortiz.
He grew up in the #1 coke production land and now works in the #1 coke consumption land.
It is good to do a little research before posting such offensive crap.
We have a war here because of european and american addicts...

Posted by: Andres Colmenares on January 2, 2007 12:22 PM

Sunil,

I totally agree, which is why I made the comment that I did - everyone brushes off serious problems in society with either a blind eye or cynical humor.

And as for you Clay, someone needs a hug, dude. I hope you're proud of that acerbic wit. Classic stuff, really. You're a comedy genius.

Posted by: Lou Lozada on January 10, 2007 12:04 PM

Sunil,

I totally agree, which is why I made the comment that I did - everyone brushes off serious problems in society with either a blind eye or cynical humor.

And as for you Clay, someone needs a hug, dude. I hope you're proud of that acerbic wit. Classic stuff, really. You're a comedy genius.

Posted by: Lou Lozada on January 10, 2007 12:05 PM

Sunil,

I totally agree, which is why I made the comment that I did - everyone brushes off serious problems in society with either a blind eye or cynical humor.

And as for you Clay, someone needs a hug, dude. I hope you're proud of that acerbic wit. Classic stuff, really. You're a comedy genius.

Posted by: Lou Lozada on January 10, 2007 12:05 PM

Sunil,

I totally agree, which is why I made the comment that I did - everyone brushes off serious problems in society with either a blind eye or cynical humor.

And as for you Clay, someone needs a hug, dude. I hope you're proud of that acerbic wit. Classic stuff, really. You're a comedy genius.

Posted by: Lou Lozada on January 10, 2007 12:05 PM

Sunil,

I totally agree, which is why I made the comment that I did - everyone brushes off serious problems in society with either a blind eye or cynical humor.

Andres and Paul, thanks for the update. Much appreciated.

And as for you Clay, someone needs a hug, dude. I hope you're proud of that acerbic wit. Classic stuff, really. You're a comedy genius.

Posted by: Lou Lozadaa on January 10, 2007 12:07 PM







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