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.


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.


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

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

    Way ahead of you Joe! And in full agreement!

  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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