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Why Cry Twice?

7 Feb

2012-02-02 09.28.53

It’s kind of tricky when you want to be ironic and sarcastic regarding ads for a funeral parlor. (Parlor. Isn’t it grand?)

But as long as Taffo keeps providing me with such splendid material, press on I will!

First we were regaled with the promise of “certified cremations.”

And now, they ask us, “Why cry twice?” when Tasso offers “complete funerals” starting at €99* per month.

Ah yes, my friends, the hallowed asterisk.

The fine print.

On a BILLBOARD.

It says: “on approved credit from Neos Finance Spa”

Oh, for the love. Complete funerals? Starting at €99 a month? People, I have enough to worry about with paying my gas and electric bills, let alone my… perish the thought!

Pun intended. Heh. Heh.

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10 Responses to “Why Cry Twice?”

  1. Joe February 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Can we add tv ads to the list starting with this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmZ28NIQPbM

  2. Un'americana a Roma February 12, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Way ahead of you Joe! And in full agreement! https://unamericanaaroma.com/2007/11/16/no-dignity-left-on-italian-television/

  3. Joe February 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Well that explains where I got the video from 🙂

  4. Un'americana a Roma February 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Any others hiding up your sleeve? I haven’t watched Italian TV in years, unless you count cartoons. And I won’t bore you with the shameful overload of toy advertising on Italian TV. Have that Parmigiano song stuck in my head now…

  5. Joe February 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I think my favorite was the cartoon saying that Area Fresca will keep away H1N1 (Influenza A).

  6. Un'americana a Roma February 15, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Nooooo!!! Serious??? Oh my God that’s like how “spifferi” will make you sick. Help. AIUTO!

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