Paradox, 3

January 2008

The barber of Sevile shaves all men of Sevile, except the ones who shave themselves. Who shaves the barber of Sevile?
Againts headache. Thomapyrin

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Duesseldorf, Germany
Chief Creative Officer: Felix Glauner
Creative Directors: Torsten Pollmann
Art Directors: Joerg Sachtleben, Desiree Rose
Copywriter: Torsten Pollmann

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stateoftheart's picture
Activity Score 181

Great ad for razorblades.

michelangelo_of_ad's picture
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I so agree! :-)

He [Michelangelo] himself claimed to speak to no one, to "have no friends, and don't want any." -(

whitespace's picture
Activity Score 1953

The barbers shave each other or themselves. Was that so hard to figure out?

Cron187's picture
Activity Score 553

You're wrong. It's a trick question. The barber of Sevile is a woman.

whitespace's picture
Activity Score 1953

Ever seen Sinead O'Connor or Britney Spears?

ginevra's picture
Activity Score 25

somebody please correct the spelling error in the text beneath the ad its "against" not "againts"....and for the ad.....what the....

Ravages's picture
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High school (not-so-clever) lines don't translate well into ads.

Eightball's picture
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I never got any headache caused by "to much thinking" . Sorry. In my opinion to forced.

minx0r's picture
Activity Score 62

its ok Eightballs.


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Fabian Kirner
Activity Score 270

Well, I guess here are too many people talking/writing Bullshit. I think I need a Thomapyrin.
Great stuff! Great lines! Great thinking!

FlyingDogs's picture
Activity Score 968

Love this. It's entertaining enough for me.

@ Eightball: I think you've taken it too literally. Cheers.

Saltsea's picture
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sold's picture
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totally agree with Eightball: i never got any headache caused by "to much thinking".
and that question dont make even thinking hard to find a answer (or more answers)

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nice gaijin
Activity Score 815

What a sad interpretation of Bertrand Russel's paradox. The Question mark/arrow seems to point to the apparent plausible "answer," but does not hint towards the underlying logical impossibility because of the poor way in which it's been written.

And where is "Sevile?" Did they mean Seville? Is this an acceptable spelling?

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Margaret Gay
Activity Score 144

Silly advert!

Tomzwarts's picture
Activity Score 42

I think the vodafone execution about zebra black of white? what was first egg of chicken? fits more with this brand,
and this execution fit's nothing.

yonkironic's picture
Activity Score 50

dazzling ad, though

LisAD's picture
Activity Score 446

he could be one of the men who shave themselves.
that's where the riddle fails!

cute thought though...