Friday, November 16, 2007

Eurostar's Advert

Sky News reported An advert depicting a tattooed skinhead urinating into a china teacup is being used to promote tourism to London. The image is part of a new Eurostar campaign aimed solely at the Belgian market. Posters have gone up on billboards in Antwerp, Brussels, Liege and Ghent to promote the new high-speed train connection to the English capital. The company says the advert is great for British tourism. 'It's fun, it's supposed to show how cosmopolitan London is. Yes, I really think it says London is cosmopolitan,' insisted a spokeswoman for Eurostar.

Do Europeans have a bladder control problem? We just saw it is the law that if someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter, and in the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet.
Betsy Newmark blogged Charming. Now that is a message that would entice anyone, wouldn't it? Come to England and see skinheads urinate in public. Lovely, just lovely. Sorry to be such a fuddy-duddy, that's just not my definition of cosmopolitan.

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