Absolut Metafilter March 24, 2002 2:16 PM   Subscribe

We're probably all familiar with the Absolut Vodka ads. But there are a number of good homemade ads as well. I think an "Absolut MetaFilter" (or MetaTalk) would have hilarious, and diverse results. What would your "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" include? Taglines, pancakes, 1142? What other Absolut ads do you wish there were?
NOTE: This is not a request. I do not encourage you to make an "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" ad without the consent of mathowie.
posted by jacobw to MetaFilter-Related at 2:16 PM (30 comments total)

that last bit was directed at me, wasn't it?

..|.,
posted by jcterminal at 2:43 PM on March 24, 2002


NOTE: This is not a request. I do not encourage you to make an "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" ad without the consent of mathowie

I don't have any problem with this, feel free to go nuts with photoshop.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:44 PM on March 24, 2002


I don't see what is so interesting about liquor ads though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:48 PM on March 24, 2002


The last part was not directed directly at you jcterminal...but it had crossed my mind while posting. In fact, I thought about linking the Winamp thread...

If you're good in photoshop, let's see what you can come up with. As Matt doesn't have any problem...
I'd post the first one, but my graphics skills are lacking...

Personally, it's not the fact that it's a liquor ad, but the actual topics and the way the people creating the ads think of certain things in pop culture, etc.


posted by jacobw at 2:56 PM on March 24, 2002


Can I make a RumpleMinze MetaFilter ad?
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:56 PM on March 24, 2002


okay, so it's a bad effort... but it's something to get the contributions started: in-joke orgy (30k appr.)
posted by lotsofno at 3:24 PM on March 24, 2002



posted by jpoulos at 6:51 PM on March 24, 2002


What font does Absolut use for their ads?
posted by Succa at 7:26 PM on March 24, 2002


I couldn't find it. I ended up cutting and pasting letters from other ads. (Beware, absolut.com is a flash nightmare.)
posted by jpoulos at 7:31 PM on March 24, 2002


futura extra bold condensed...
no, I didn't know that, I found it on google.
posted by machaus at 7:40 PM on March 24, 2002


Ok. Here's my go.
absolutmefi.jpg
It only looks crappy because I wanted to make the file size reasonable. Ok, so it looks crappy anyways. I'm proud of myself.
posted by jacobw at 9:29 PM on March 24, 2002



My shot... :)
posted by metrocake at 9:35 PM on March 24, 2002


What the hell.... Being webspaceless ( I know, I know...what kind of world do I live in?) it's a cheesy freeweb-won't serve-up-images link.

Warning, Tripod link.
posted by umberto at 12:53 AM on March 25, 2002


This wasn't anything like I originally intended, but what the hell - it's past my bedtime. Thanks to Graham for the Floating Head of Mathowie image.


posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:19 AM on March 25, 2002 [1 favorite]


The weight to the left should not be construed as political commentary.

*grin*

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:32 AM on March 25, 2002


Because you have to save Umberto's file, I've taken it upon myself to resize it, decrease clarity, and then host it.
absomefi.jpg
posted by jacobw at 6:23 AM on March 25, 2002


Jacobw - what is that at the top of your pic - parmesan cheese? Italian marble? Driving me nuts, it is.
posted by iconomy at 7:21 AM on March 25, 2002


Started, this clone war has.
posted by dong_resin at 7:33 AM on March 25, 2002


I'm no expert but will this result in one of those image copyright infringement threatening letters?
posted by Voyageman at 8:45 AM on March 25, 2002


Jacobw - thank you.
posted by umberto at 8:52 AM on March 25, 2002


looks like a couple crack rocks to me, iconomy. send some to your friends today.
posted by mlang at 11:00 AM on March 25, 2002


Ah....crack.

Damn if that doesn't look like parmesan cheese. *If there isn't a More Addictive than Parmesan Cheese tagline, there ought to be!

*trying to gracefully cover up the fact that I mistook crack for cheese.


posted by iconomy at 11:17 AM on March 25, 2002


It is indeed crack at the top of my pic...though I can't tell you with any certainty other than that I think the page I stole it from was being truthful. Is this going to result in copyright infringement letters? I doubt it. It's not like we're using any company logos or fantastic scenery shots. And I'd imagine Absolut would probably like this, it's good publicity.

Woohoo! On preview I see I have contributed to a new tagline. I like it iconomy.
posted by jacobw at 11:25 AM on March 25, 2002





posted by Perigee at 12:43 PM on March 25, 2002


note to self: do not share crack pipe with iconomy.

man, that's some gooooood mzithra!
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:44 PM on March 25, 2002


Note to self:

Do not, under any circumstances, share Italian dinner with Kafkaesque!
posted by iconomy at 4:57 PM on March 25, 2002


Note to self:

Add ParmesanCrack™ to my line of ColdChef Brand™ Connoisseur Crack, for the Cultured Crack Consumer.

(Also, try our other flavors: BBQ, Ranch, ThaiSpices, and Extra Crispy Crack!)
posted by ColdChef at 5:30 PM on March 25, 2002


what? No Chocolate Covered Crack, Chef?
posted by jonmc at 5:34 PM on March 25, 2002


That's just plain nasty.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:41 PM on March 25, 2002


I say we give the tee shirt design duties to Perigee.
That's some dope Adobeizing-hey.
posted by dong_resin at 7:51 AM on March 26, 2002


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