Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Merry Christmas

Last week I was working on some Christmas promotional ads. The account guy I was working with was a little concerned that I wasn't being generic enough. I needed to be more agnostic. The ads, he said , were too Christmassy.

Frankly, I don't understand all this Yuletide political correctness.
I hope marketers aren't avoiding the Christmas in Christmas because they think it will offend Jews.

It won't. We're a bit more thick-skinned that that.

A couple of years ago, Iranian President and soon-to-be carpet salesman, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sponsored a Holocaust Cartoon contest. Other than bolstering his status as a world statesman, I'm not sure what he thought it would accomplish. The cartoons, by the way, were quite lame and patently unfunny.

Anyway, not to be outdone, a group of entrepreneurial self-effacing Israelis announced their own Anti-Semitic Cartoon Contest.

Here are three of my favorites:

It's like Redd Foxx once said, three days after firing his all Hebrew writing staff, "This stuff isn't funny, get me my Jews."


Ellen November said...

Are you familiar with the song from the musical Spamalot about getting Jews for a Broadway production. It's hilarious.
I cannot believe your subject of today. I was just starting to dread the xmas season. Do you have any pointers for getting thru it? I need balance. I don't want to be a hater. Would you be able to provide a fresh perspective?
Jewess in Tinsel Town, USA

glasgowdick said...

Really Ellen?
X-mas doesn't bother me in the least. Everybody else is scrambling around buying gifts, wearing bad sweaters and trying to remember the words to lame songs.
I don't have to do any of that.