Monday, April 20, 2009

What didn't fit in the Pyro post on porn and paper pastors

In today's Pyro post, I edited out a line, because it just didn't fit with the post's serious goal and tone. It wasn't worth it to go for a laugh in that context (which is a lesson some pastors would do well to learn).

It was about the Dove commercial, showing a woman first made up, then digitally touched up.



Well, I discovered that — ugh — that can go both ways.



(So, you see, in a way this is like the "Deleted Scenes" feature on a DVD.)

15 comments:

The Squirrel said...

Oh, that is just too funny. There are some really talented people in this world.

I must say, as the father of a girl, that I applaud Dove's educational efforts. I hope that there is more than marketing behind it.

~Squirrel

Fred Butler said...

I am annoyed with those folks who have the genetics to eat like that guy but still look good. You know, those folks who have to eat cheese cake or they will lose unhealthy amounts of weight.

Truth Unites... and Divides said...

I've seen pics of the waistlines of the Pyro trio, and um, um, cough, cough, they are kinda like that 2nd video.

;-)

Sir Aaron said...

LMAO Truth.

I didn't watch the second video. But the first one was great. She didn't even look like the same person.

gringa said...

That was a riot! LOL!

Thanks for that and your pyro post as well.

Peren said...

It'd be a bit easier to believe Dove really cared about objectification and unrealistic standards if they weren't owned by the same parent company as Axe.

Kinda like how Zondervan's parent company also publishes the Satanic Bible.

Becky, slave of Christ said...

Apparently anyone can be a model with these newfangled technological makeovers.

I love a good parody.

SolaMommy said...

LOL

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Sweet, Dan. I feel better already.

Love it.

Julie

Carol Jean said...

Ugh! Now I'm going to have to gouge that image out of my mind's eye.

As noble as Dove tries to be with their ad campaigns, it really, really annoys me that they are parading women in their underwear all over the place! I am SO irritated when I receive a Reader's Digest with "healthy" women clad in only bra and panties on the back cover. I don't know what's worse, the 20-year-old or the 60-year-old!

And don't tell me they don't touch up those 60-year-old models in their skivvies! The hypocrisy!

Rachael Starke said...

You think the difference is educational on paper? I got to see the real thing more than once during my short stint in the entertainment industry and it was...helpful. :) I had to train myself to not do the "wow, you're so much [shorter/chunkier/frizzier/spottier] than you are on T.V.!!!!!" thing. :)

Rachael Starke said...

But, in the midst of all the adulation and wild cheering going on at the Pyro meta (Ligon Duncan!!), I didn't bring up my own experienc with Paper Pastor syndrome, which is hearing leadership or members question a pastor's fitness for the pulpit because he acknowledges a recent sin such as anger or pride from the pulpit. Or worse, a pastor struggling in a really tough marriage whose elders' basically say "well, this is serious. Perhaps you're just not meant to be our pastor anymore."

Al said...

May your lighting always be favorable Dan...

al sends

Kate said...

The Dove ad astounded me... I said to Rob "Wow, how is that the same woman?" which is, of course, your point here and on the pyro post. Then I watched the parody and it cracked me up! Thanks for both, AND for your pyro post.

DJP said...

For some reason, I just really love that parody. It's so deft, so well-done... and just keeps cracking me up.