Fairly Kurfürstendamm strange

The Germans must really be serious about that “Cash for Clunkers” business, even when it doesn’t involve actual cars:

A giant image of Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing just bra and pants has been attracting intense attention on Berlin’s premier shopping drag, the “Ku’damm.”

The 100-metre-square mocked-up image of the half-naked world leader is part of a nationwide advertising campaign for an underwear company aiming to cash in on the success of a “cash-for-clunkers” scheme for old cars. Punters trading in their old underwear will get a €5 discount on a new pair, the advert promises, under the slogan: “The country needs new undies.”

Merkel isn’t the only one in her skivvies; several other German politicians are portrayed similarly, if not so prominently.

Two thoughts:

(Via Fark.)


  1. McGehee »

    1 May 2009 · 5:08 pm

    There used to be a mannequin in Delta Junction, Alaska modeling a fur bikini. It was even a featured landmark for years in The Milepost.

    So, I’m not thinking Granholm necessarily…

  2. Dick Stanley »

    1 May 2009 · 5:27 pm

    How about Pelosi, or maybe Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-CA, who wants to censor speech on the Internet. But Pelosi would be my choice.

  3. CGHill »

    1 May 2009 · 5:36 pm

    If we’re going to exploit the Sanchez sisters for eye candy, make mine Loretta.

  4. Brett »

    1 May 2009 · 9:47 pm

    How about a campaign that says, if you don’t turn in your old wheels, we’ll show you a picture of Barney Frank in his boxers?

    I predict that if this were implemented, there wouldn’t be a car on the road made before 2007.

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