Euro takes the dollar - ad banned in Moscow.

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Izvestia writes that this ad, from the Russian Finance magazine was banned with immediate effect in Moscow. The poster company had to tear down a 100 posters overnight after receiving a stern letter from Igor Presnyakov, chairman of the Moscow Committee for advertising and information.
Igor (and probably anyone else who saw it) thought the image depicted a sex scene, while the magazines publisher said: "I thought the currencies were dancing on our poster". A cossack dance, maybe....

Comments (11)

  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    I'm not current on my money porn or anatomy, but I think they're two dudes!

    Sep 25, 2003
  • blabla's picture
    blabla

    Money money money.. It's so funny... In an ad mans world.

    Sep 25, 2003
  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    The visual gives new meaning to "money shot".

    Sep 25, 2003
  • tlevitz's picture
    tlevitz

    typography is cool, huh-huh-huh...

    Sep 26, 2003
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    you win pun o' the year Robblink. :))

    Sep 26, 2003
  • Neaner's picture
    Neaner

    They took these down? This ad is GREAT! And I don't even need to know what the line reads.

    ....What does the line say?

    Sep 26, 2003
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Oh, sorry.

    The line reads sortof - "The magazine about making money" - you can read it as This is how you make (more) money"

    so hey, the line is good too. ;)

    Oct 10, 2003
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    I dunno, it looks like the Euro is butt-fucking the dollar to me.

    Allan...
    "Remember, no matter where you go... There you are." (Buckaroo Banzai).

    Dec 10, 2007
  • Vlad's picture
    Vlad (not verified)

    How many languages does Dabitch speak?

    Sep 25, 2015

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