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purplesimon's picture

Mixing electricity and water is not a good idea. Those poor whales would have been fried. And Greenpeace call themselves environmentally-friendly.

*I'd like to point out my sarcasm in the above comment*

For the record, I really don't like this.

purplesimon
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Stigset's picture

i don't like this either, it's to easy using the holocaust, and probably offensive for a lot of people as well.

Stigset
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pixelbomb1's picture

or maybe they are refering to guantanamo bay in guam?..

I use to work in an orange juice company before but i got canned they said i can't concentrate.

pixelbomb1
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Sincerely,
Arnold Santillan
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klaussnow's picture

badda bing..

klaussnow
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... its already been done...

Saltsea's picture

great ad!

Saltsea
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Rog's picture

Because it's Italian, right?

"It's Mabo. It's land rights. It's the VIBE, your honour!"

Rog
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>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

addyhoch10's picture

i never liked animal protection ngo ads that compare animals with humans.
this particular ad brought me certainty that these greenpeace guys are maniacs who lost reference to reality.

addyhoch10
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Guest's picture

There is a connection between the dehumanization of others and the way animals are treated. If the nazi's or (any other oppressing group) were unable to justify the torture and killing of millions of Jews by animalizing them, they would not have been as successful culturally speaking. What I am saying is--if it is culturally acceptable to kill and torture others because they do not possess a certain capacity or trait these and other atrocities will always be justifiable. Humans possess an animal body, which is not excluded from its own embodied vulnerabilities.

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Saltsea's picture

Animals have their own holocaust, daily. What's wrong?

Saltsea
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Stigset's picture

You can not compare hunting animals with deportation,imprisonment, torture, gas extermination, deadly medical experiments,and all the other atrocities that went on in these camps. The whales live in their natural habitat and get hunted. The real issue is that some whales species are becomming endagered because of an excess of hunting, which is totally different. Don't you get that?

Stigset
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ellehcimeo's picture

okay. hunting whales is bad. they don't go through everything you listed. this particular comparison to holocaust is not warranted. i don't really think it was tasteful or relevant here.

but i take exception to some of your comments.
many animals do get "deported" to torture chambers (animal testing, organ harvesting, secretion extracting...), they are exterminated in large gas chambers, and in other horrible ways, they are tested on in various ways ie: vivisection, chemicals in the eyes, nose and forced ingestion of toxins. Some animals are bred to make more for the testing and cruelty, others are hunted down in the wild, plucked from their lives.

ellehcimeo
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Stigset's picture

yes, but not whales. Again, they are killed in their natural habitat.
I agree on animal testing (but I was talking about animal hunting, wich is the case of the whales), and for this particular ad, this whole comparison is tasteless.
And carefull about the "hunting whales is bad" because not all whale species are endangered, and a lot of isolated comunities live on hunting these whales (as they have done for hundreds of years).

Stigset
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ellehcimeo's picture

"yes, but not whales. Again, they are killed in their natural habitat"
- i know. i agreed with you in my previous post.

isolated communities whose sole means of sustenance are whales are a different group from those who Greenpeace targets.

ellehcimeo
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Stigset's picture

I agree as well :) what a wonderfull world where people finally get to understand each other

Stigset
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ellehcimeo's picture

bien sur!

ellehcimeo
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Laurent's picture

stigset and ellehcimeo, very intelligent debate. In a way its true you both have very sound elements of discussion. To conclude, I think the ad is just too "see how creative we can get" on an issue that should really get the message out as clearly as possible to sensitise the audience. The whale hunting situation is a very serious issue and this kind of advertising is not solving it.

Laurent
Activity Score 279
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Zuco's picture

I don't like the ad either, but please watch these video, apparently you are the one who doesn't get it. How does being killed in their natural environment makes it any better.

http://www.glumbert.com/media/dolphin

Zuco
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thirty6chambers's picture

are you dumb?

thirty6chambers
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SummerA's picture

This sort of advertising isn't going to get you any sympathy points from the target audience. You're just going to offend alot of people and it will do nothing for your cause.

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mikelite's picture

that's the appropriate comment. it's not gonna help your cause by throwing up an image of the Holocaust.

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braindrain's picture

They're going the way of PETA -- doing ads that only appeal to the people who are already in the organization.

braindrain
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No fixed abode's picture

It's stupid anyway. Those whales could totally swim out of there.

Note to would-be whale detainers - install a roof.

No fixed abode
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Joe Harris's picture

hahahaha - glad someone said it

Joe Harris
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If at first you dont succeed... don't try parachuting

Corona Raymaker's picture

I'm starting to dislike greenpeace, just for their advertising.

Corona Raymaker
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Vive La Aducation!

fauxjebus's picture

Umm, couldn't the whales just swim up and out of there?

At first I thought it was about global warming, saying we'll all be under water one day.

2/10

fauxjebus
Activity Score 498
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thirty6chambers's picture

i thought that at first too. but this is actually worse than what i thought it was going to be.

thirty6chambers
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Rog's picture

It's insane.
It makes no sense.
It goes against everything I believe.
But...I'm starting to love these crazy Italians.

"It's Mabo. It's land rights. It's the VIBE, your honour!"

Rog
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>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

Rog's picture

Ivan! Another anything-goes category for our innaugural AotW "Worlds" Advertising Awards.

Italian.

"It's Mabo. It's land rights. It's the VIBE, your honour!"

Rog
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>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

Puah's picture

Roger... Roger... really aggressive against the poor italians. Bad memories? Soccer World Championship? Wife in italian holiday last winter?

Puah
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Rog's picture

Eau contraire, Puah!
I'm loving them. They have this wonderful naive charm...
that leaves us all scratching our heads.

Have I been to Italy? Stayed in Sabaudia with Nonna in '93.
Did I enjoy Italy? Hugely! Friendly chaos.
World Cup issues? Lucas Neill didn't even TOUCH the guy. Look at the tape!
Is my ex-wife Italian? How did the hell do you know?

Anyway, I thought you Swiss were meant to be impartial?!! ;)

"It's Mabo. It's land rights. It's the VIBE, your honour!"

Rog
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>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

Puah's picture

Right Rog...
usually the italian charm leaves me scratching something else, u know what I mean.
But in your post I felt a tone a little bit "against" and in perfect swiss way I suggested "Peace and Love mate!"
Anyway it' s a pleasure to talk with u.
And be sure: sooner or later we are going to win the World Championship. we are training hard for the 2412 edition.

Bye mate, to the next.

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Rog's picture

I'll see if I can swin a Socceroo 'friendly' with you Swissers, Puah.
We'll bring the Jatz (cracker biscuits). You bring the cheese.
:)

Rog
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>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

mrtalented's picture

Atlantis + Whale Rider + Schindler's List = Greenpeace

interesting formula!

mrtalented
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roman-schwienbacher.com's picture

this absolutly a no go, to me.

roman-schwienba...
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dave78's picture

Yes its cheap to take the Holocaust. And there is no connection beetween the two things. Thats not how Greenpeace should advertise.
Bad and false ad.

dave78
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lsadunb's picture

Oops. Wrong comment.

lsadunb
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the_executioner's picture

If I didn't know any wiser this ad would tell me that Greenpeace are an organisation that put Whales in Concentration camps.

not my favourite piece of communication. But nice art.

the_executioner
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Joseph Campbell's picture

Guard's log__29 January, 2007__14:27

Prisoner #34178654 starting to really freak me out. Eating dinner (a delicious shrimp scampi. Thanks Charlie!) was interrupted by her disconsolate clicking and droning. Had to go out twice to stroke her chin barnacles. Cut index finger. Went to medic. Scampi got cold.

Guard's log__06 February, 2007__15:32

The Haitians arrived today. They know nothing about whales. Nice submarine, though. They intimated they want to "relocate" 34178654. Who do they think they are? Went to my chamber. Cried for 3 hours. I think she cried too. Or she saw a starfish. They excite her. (note: Valentine's day next Wednesday. Find 6 pointed starfish.)

Guard's log__15 February, 2007_04:02

#53882314 almost escaped last night. He seemed...angry? I don't know. Can whales get angry? I think he's just jealous because he saw me and "34" playing catch with an abalone. They have sharp edges. Cut pinky. Saw medic. Thought I heard arguing. That's when he tried to run. Electric fence left him dazed for a few hours.

Guard's log__21 February, 2007__17:11

The Haitians are up to something. Every time I walk into a room they stop talking and when I leave I hear laughter and clicking sounds. They think they are so superior. On a personal note: I have given up seafood. 34 asked me how would I like it if she ate my friends. I smiled and told her the Haitians were not my friends. She winked at me. I think.

Guard's log__03 March, 2007__23:26

Terrible fight. 34 hurt. I'll fucking kill that #53882314 if he tries that shit again. Put him in solitary. No plankton for 3 days. Held 34's fin while Doc sutured her wounds. Cut thumb. Played through the pain.

Guard's log__06 March, 2007__12:01

FUCKING HAITIANS!!! They bolted. No sign. Sub's gone. Doc's gone. Charlie's gone. And SO IS 34!! 53882314 is playing dumb. (Back to solitary?) Why? Why me??? Must raid artillery room tonight. Already stole mini-sub key. Might be too sad to go, though. Don't even know where to start looking. Where could they have taken her? WHERE, YOU FUCKS?!!!

Guard's log__29 March, 2007__14:27

Pain. Horrible pain. And a rash. No sign of 34 or the Haitians for 3 weeks. Spend time dancing with Hector, the lobster with the one claw. (oh, back on the seafood.) Released 53882314. What's the point. So lonely. Sometimes I think I hear her calling for me, but it's only the tea kettle. Hector is bringing a date over tonight for poker. Don't think I'll play. Now I know why another word for crying is "blubber".

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ellehcimeo's picture

your illustration of whale love hits to the core. you might just have salt poisoning though.

Come all ye young fellows that follow the sea,
to my way haye, blow the man down,
And pray pay attention and listen to me,
Give me some time to blow the man down.

ellehcimeo
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Joseph Campbell's picture

>>you might just have salt poisoning though.

Is that a subtle hint that I should cut back on the ocean themes? Or what? Are you insulting me? Are you looking for a fight? Are you saying that I look fat because I eat too much salt and am retaining water?

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I've decided I hate signatures.

ellehcimeo's picture

neither. none of them. i chose (f) - none of the above
i thought that maybe what you wrote was the result of salt poisoning.

(a) you should keep going with your ocean themes.
(b) Or what - or anything else you want to write about
(c) i am not insulting you, i have the hugest crush on you, you can't even imagine
(d) i am not looking for a fight, unless you want to have a friendly grappling match. i love to grapple. applied physics is my forté.
(e) you do not look fat. i have a very nice, svelt, picture of you in my mind

write on kitten, write on!

ellehcimeo
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ivan's picture

No plankton for 3 days. <- That's a classic. :D

ivan
Creative Director at Ads of the World
IllusiaX's picture

I like it

IllusiaX
jackmancer2017's picture

I really like this - very poetic.

jackmancer2017
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