So I have become quite the soda connoisseur since cutting all that booze out of my diet. All the while it's been my assumption that soda- be it of questionable nutrition- is a relatively unfuckedup commercial entity. By that I mean that it doesn't market "sex in a bottle" as explicitly as its alcoholic counterparts. The pictures I took below are only a sampling of that 'larger than life' trend.
("we will" what???)
But soda too? Well, it looked innocent enough in the vending machine.
But as I turned the bottle around, a figure appeared to be emerging from within.
Surprise! It's cartoon porn!
This marketing technique has filled me with questions, such as:
This can't be the same bottle design that Dr. Pepper uses back in The States, can it???
And, now that I don't drink alcohol, am I going to appear just as "sexually available" if I'm sipping on a Dr. Pepper instead???
And why is that woman's hat way too small for her head???
I wish I could have brought this can into class when we were discussing the regionalization of marketing to Asia back at school. I can just picture the board room meeting now.
Exec A: Now we need to alter our can design slightly for the Japanese market. Who knows what the Japanese like best?
Exec B: I know, the Japanese love cartoon porn!
Exec A: Exactly, the answer is cartoon porn.
Exec B: Wow, I'm exhausted from all this critical thinking. Let's go out and get some hookers and a hotel room. . .
Exec A: Great idea. Meeting adjourned!