Let me just guess that the ad executives for the Aquapiper water park are men. Why? Well for the past three summers the Roman world has been inundated with billboards and posters of this same model straddling a different animal (one year it was a dolphin) and talking about “sliding.” One year it was “Scivola con me” (Slide with me), this year it’s the oh so catchy “Scivoliamo insieme” (Let’s slide together). What will they do when they run out of double intendre? Don’t even ask me about what the gorilla is supposed to signify. Sigh, things like this remind me of just how “maschile” this country can be. But actually, the whole ad is so absurd it can’t help but make you laugh. Thanks to my colleague M for spotting these ads back up a few weeks ago and reminding me of what a great post it would make.
By the way, has anyone ever been to Aquapiper? Is it filled with blondes straddling animals?