Thursday, September 30, 2010

Russian Crazy® Cola Spot is F*cking Crazy.

In new Russia, cola drink you (I know I know, kill that meme). Anyway, Russia's Office of Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has moved to ban this big money campaign via huge Saint Petersburg brewery Baltika because, according to, the cola's tagline—Soak This Boredom—is "provocative and bringing in an aggressive mood of society." Also, the Russian word for boredom is apparently very close to a swear word. (Can any Russian readers confirm this? update: see comments.) Recently, the FAS also banned this big butt billboard.
Well. I think the FAS has much bigger, nuder fish to fry (nsfw).


Anonymous said...

Russian word "Boredom" (Скука) really conformably with Russian abusive word of "Bough" (Сука)

11:29 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thank you, comrade!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous iKalina said...

bitch (сука)))))))

11:34 AM  
Anonymous iKalina said...

But actually here there is no negative and abusive context. In my opinion.

11:37 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

...and you also!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous iKalina said...

I am simple in the first comment incorrectly a word have written:)

11:41 AM  
Anonymous FJL said...

(FAS) has moved to ban this...

... "provocative and bringing in an aggressive mood of society."


It all started harmless enough with the hairless grooming monkeys looking for lice simply aping their furry counterparts as a social bonding exercise, and then it all went bitch shit crazy from there.

1:35 PM  
Blogger ANI said...

Damn word verification on iPhones! Had to re-type the comment twice. Anyway, the "abusive and provocative content" has to do with the following wordplay: since "soaking this boredom" is only one letter off from "soaking this bitch" (which is what they want you to think about, natch,) the latter expression means "to violently kill a person (sometimes a woman, but not necessarily)" and is used quite frequently by the criminal element. Or by all the gangsta-wannabes. So yeah, I'd say it's abusive and provocative...

11:12 PM  
Anonymous SLR said...

these ads are great. how have i lived life without seeing them before? following you now!

10:39 PM  

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