When it comes to promoting big-name brands, you ideally want to use picturesque models that are attractive to the eye and complement the item next to them. It seems like Pepsi’s marketing team in Singapore didn’t quite get the memo.
We’re not entirely sure who this guy is holding the can in the poster, but by Western standards, he isn’t the most conventional-looking model, to put it lightly. Maybe the people of Singapore have a different kind of idea of what it means to be attractive. But yeah, the long Goldilocks doesn’t really do it for us. We think we might just stick with Coke instead.
Has Anyone Seen Brad Pitt?
If you have seen the classic film "Fight Club," you'll know exactly what it's about and the kind of antics that members get up to. But did you know that some people have actually organized their own real-life fight clubs in Singapore? It seems that the police have tried to clamp down on these illegal clubs, setting up posters around the country.
And they seem to have a decent sense of humor because they even quoted the famous line from the film to get people's attention. Apparently, the authorities in Singapore want to change up the rules of the fight club. Their first move is to make it illegal.
It looks like some people in Singapore have been watching way too many re-runs of "The Mask." In that classic comedy, Jim Carrey's character Stanley Ipkiss stays the catchphrase "smokin'" a lot. Whoever made this "no smoking" sign wasn't interested in sticking to the classic formula.
They wanted to think outside the box a little and try something different. So they went with Carrey's line and chose to give every reader a compliment to smooth things over, while also warning them against smoking. We can imagine most people who read this to feel pretty good about themselves afterward. Pretty genius if you ask us.
I'm Bananas For You
There are a couple of peculiar things going on in this photo. First a foremost, it shows a bunch of bananas that are packaged individually and are being sold in a 7/11 in Singapore. Why can't they just do the normal thing and sell bananas in a bunch? These single ones are simply going to go rotten much quicker.
Secondly, the fact that the store is marketing each banana as "single and available" makes it sound like they are dating and looking for a significant other. If that match made in heaven is the customer's mouth, then we guess we get why they worded it that way!
Hot Diggity Dog
You would think that at the very least, you'd be able to find relatively normal-looking food in the cafeteria of Singapore's Ikea. But apparently not. This Swedish furniture store, which is also renowned for its hot dogs and Swedish meatballs, seems to do things a little differently in this East Asian country.
For a start, after getting to the end of the store, you can buy yourself a hot dog that is completely black. It isn't the most appetizing food item on the menu, especially since it looks like it was in the oven for way too long. We think we'll pass.