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Friday, January 27, 2006
Just some good subverts photos I have picked up lately. You probably have to have seen the UK commercials to get the last one.

There are links to Adbusters and to ArtNotOil in the links section. Take a look.
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 3:40 pm  
  • At 4:45 pm, Blogger Drew said…

    I take it that the last one is a reference to the car burnings in Paris? Isn't the Renault a French made auto?

  • At 4:55 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    correct on both counts.

    there advertising slogan here is about "what is the definition of Va va voom" - and they are suggestign it is renault

  • At 5:07 pm, Blogger Newsguy said…

    I love the McDonalds Iwo Jima reference. Come to think of it, there probably is a McDonalds on Iwo Jima by now. Right next door to the Starbucks and the Walmart.

  • At 5:10 pm, Anonymous Mickey Z. said…

    Starbucks on Iwo Jima? I say: No blood for lattes.

  • At 5:10 pm, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    absolutely love this blog, and you are a true brother in arms. wanna sawp links?

  • At 5:15 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    i should say thanks to mickey for the McD's one. but everyone please use.

  • At 5:16 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    yeah, swap links - but i have to depart for some light refreshment. will do it 2moro

    and yes, i have brothers, and i have arms

    note to lurkers, thats the limb kind, not the military kind

  • At 6:08 pm, Blogger fatrobot said…

    freedom christ burger

  • At 7:52 pm, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    see you in the am. "light" refreshments eh?

  • At 9:35 pm, Blogger mikevotes said…

    Yeah, I used to subscribe to the adbusters magaizine ten years ago or so. It's a very interesting use of iconography.


  • At 9:48 pm, Blogger Lew Scannon said…

    Thanks for visiting unbrainwashed. Thought I'd stop by here, looks like you were right, it's not only here (which reminds me of a Clash song)

  • At 11:16 pm, Blogger Sarah said…

    i really like the 3rd.

    but the truth in it hurts me as well.

  • At 3:52 am, Anonymous lily said…

    I like the first one- well, they're all good. but that one was great!!!!

  • At 10:24 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    IS there a 'Golden Arches' in Falluja yet? the New Mecca!!

  • At 2:17 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    hello to all the first time visitors and the usual suspects.

    for the record the va va voom one cracks me up

    RE McDeaths - i know that nepal is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't have one

  • At 6:58 pm, Blogger DanR said…

    i prefer this subvert of the tories:
    just down the road from where i live.

    on an amusing note this was featured in a 'have i got schnews for you' quiz in our local club, and the guy who did it happened to be on the panel...

  • At 2:54 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    hi dan - that is a good one as well.

    i just posted a scottish labour one.

    going to link the naked lunch too.

  • At 3:07 pm, Blogger DanR said…

    that scottish labour one is fkin ace! hardly a subvert tho - fairly inyaface

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