mardi 2 décembre 2008

Give it a go, I dare you.

What on earth? This book is currently being advertised in the sidebar of my facebook page. I'm not sure why I've been chosen.


For those struggling with the french, the title means "Dare to try...sodomy". I mean really.

Anyway, it seems it's part of a wider series of sex-tips for straight couples.... 'Osez la fellation', 'Osez faire l'amour partout sauf dans un lit' ('Dare to try fellatio', 'Dare to make love everywhere except in a bed'). I'm struggling with the concept, but I'm obviously not target market.

But then who is target market? I'm guessing they are the kind of books bought by straight guys who then leave them hanging around on the coffee table, hoping that their poor girlfriends/wives will get the hint. Ha ha. I'm guessing she'll get the hint and then quickly ignore it.

It all reminds me of the old joke. You know the one. The one where the gameshow host phones up the woman and says:

"Hello Mrs Jones, you are on live TV and I have your husband here with me. He's answered three questions about you and if you can give me the same three answers then you win 10.000€". The crowd applauds.

"OK, question one. What was the first gift he ever bought you?"

"He bought me a book of romantic verse"

"Correct. Question number two: Where did you celebrate your first anniversary?"

"In Bermuda!"

"Correct. One more correct answer and you've won 10.000€. Here goes. Question three - where is the strangest place you've ever had sex?"

The line goes quiet.

"I need an answer" says the gameshow host.

"Erm..." says the woman, sheepishly. "In the ass...?"

21 commentaires:

cb a dit…

Dude, that "joke" REALLY HAPPENED on "The Newlywed Game" gameshow. It's a famous blooper. The host asked the wife where the strangest place they ever "made whoopee" was and her answer was "In the butt, bob."

Priceless!!!

Also, perhaps they should be marketing Osez les Vagines to you!! :-)

Daryl a dit…

Ah .. well this is why Viagra was invented ..for all those extra effort moments

:-Daryl

Lane a dit…

That ad is just ...freaky! And why do they look like Bratz dolls?

My facebook ads have been those 'look years younger' ones. Should I be offended?:-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

CB - surely not? It'd be too cool for it to have really happened!

And osez les vagines? Non merci, pas ce mec!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Daryl, all I can say is Viva Viagra! (sung to the tune of Viva Las Vegas)

Lane, I thought they looked like Bratz dolls. And let's face it, Bratz dolls look like they give good head....ha ha.

Anyway, you certainly have no reason to think that the 'look years younger' ads are directed at you. they most definitely are not.

A fair fairy a dit…

you know, I think those books are not targeted at men but women... well... maybe I'm wrong since they ended up in your facebook... but that's what I would have thought. (but I'm naive). Like an article you would read in Marie Claire or another girlie magazine? (10 tips to drive him nuts, how to give the perfect BJ, etc...). Well anyway... only my opinion as usual...

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Fair Fairy, maybe you're right - after all, they have fairly girlie covers...who knows. They're plain weird is what they are. Ha ha.

tornwordo a dit…

I never understood why straight men would want to pork the girl in the ass.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Torny, who knows? I guess everyone is looking for novelty...

12ontheinside a dit…

Those books are scary looking. They'd make great secret santa presents, though.

A fair fairy a dit…

hm, just to comment on tornwordo's comment: maybe I should start questioning the sexual orientation of my sexual partners (past and the ONLY present, yes dawling... :)) 'cuz wow, they all wanted it! (well, one was bi, but except for this one, all others claimed and still claim to be straight).

hm what? did I pull a TMI again?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

12oti - that's a brilliant idea. Can you imagine their faces? fabulous....

Fair Fairy - maybe a little TMI, but hey, I'm all for sharing. My whole life is based on giving too much information to people who never wanted to hear it. ha ha.

Stew a dit…

Torni - men just want to shag.

Gay or straight that rule applies. Heteros want to shag any orifice a woman has. Ladies, I recommend earbuds to keep the more amorous at bay.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Nice one Stew. I think you have a point - it's the old 'any hole's a goal' thing....

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) a dit…

How do you get such fun ads? I just get things offering investment advice/offers. Why? I've got no money!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Rob, one of us ticked the right boxes...or maybe we both ticked the wrong ones. After all, you're getting investment tips and I'm getting guides to straight sex.

Some genius at facebook is going to be fired, me reckons...

Victor a dit…

I suppose that title is better than Sodomy for Dummies.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Victor, that kind of has connotations that don't need to be addressed....

Louise a dit…

In tears. Really, ONLY YOU would have that on your sidebar! And the target market? No clue. I can't relate. I get bored with making the same meal twice. Variety is my spice of life!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, Variety is indeed the spice of life, but as you say - who IS the target market for this book?

Odd, is what it is!

Louise a dit…

Yes, and I thought about this last night later. What are they trying to gain from this??