May 10th, 2005

Slow Learners

Some of you may recall the story of the never-broadcast commercial that the Chiquita Banana folks filmed many years ago. It involved lots of dark, moody lighting as Miss Brazil performed an extremely sensual dance with the banana, concluding with her peeling it and inserting it slowly into her mouth. According to the story, one of the executives saw the finished commercial and sadly shook his head saying, "We've just filmed an obscene banana commercial."

On the way home, I was listening to the radio and heard a commercial from Chiquita Banana extolling the health virtues of the fruit, concluding with "Eat a Chiquita every morning for a healthy start to your day."

Well, yes, I suppose so, if my high-school Spanish is still serving me well. But perhaps not in the way that they had in mind.
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