Sunday, August 9, 2009

Butting In

Since yesterday's Gallery entry emphasized asses, I thought that this would be appropriate for today. I guess there's nothing inadvertently absurd about this product, since the folks at Blue Q, the manufacturer, intended it to be kitschy. Still, the packaging warrants examination (click on the images to see more detail).

Why are the statements "Nothing smells like a cat butt" and "Hang the butt where it stinks" in quotes? Will we find them in Bartlett's?

Supposedly, this air freshener masks unpleasant odors in your car. I find it interesting the examples they give. "Spilled beverages," okay. But why single out hamburger? Doesn't anyone go to Taco Bell or Arby's? Would this air freshener work in the car of Subway's darling, Jared Fogel?

The cat butt quiz is funny, especially if you consider what it's really all about. It's asking you to tell which ass belongs to which pussy. Think about it, won't you?


Anonymous said...

Not only is the packaging disturbing, but the whole idea is: who thought it was a good idea to make a cat butt shaped air freshener?

Gallery of the Absurd said...

RIght on, Trace. I feel the same way. But since I try to focus on packaging in the Gallery, that's what I emphasized.

BTW, I got this item for Mandy, but she's yet to hang it in her car. I wonder why?

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