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Sunday, September 12, 2010

And Now A Commercial Message

 Watch this commercial for the Schick Quattro TrimStyle for Women please. I'll wait..........


Notice anything? Did you watch the background scenery as the woman walked by? I don't know if I'm just hyperattentive or other people are just not "tuned in" to subliminal cues, but I found this ad glaringly unsubtle in its message: TRIM YOUR BUSH!!!

Schick has been running this commercial for quite a while now, and no one I've mentioned it to has noticed the pubic hair imagery until I point it out. I suppose if it's meant to work on a subconscious level, that makes it a successful ad, but it sure does make me feel like an odd duck! I never considered myself particularly pube obsessed. Never even had a bikini wax, much less a Brazilian (ouch!) Why am I the only one who immediately laughed the first time I saw this ad? Is it just me or are there others out there who "got" this commercial? Please tell me I'm not alone!


  1. Not only have I not noticed the background...I haven't noticed that commercial at all.
    Maybe I'm just too hung up on the pig in the car saying, wheeeeeee, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, wheeeeeeeee. :0)
    Too funny !!
    Won't be able to look at topiary the same way now.

  2. I saw, and noticed the background bushes, of the commercial whenever I saw it on TV a while ago. You're not alone! I was surprised they were allowed to air it, to be honest.

  3. most definitely a subliminal message. you should tell someone important. you'll be famous on snopes!

    it's like this:


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