Thursday, May 10, 2007
HIV/AIDS Adds in Estonia.
For quite a long time the Estonians have been putting up Anti-HIV/AIDS adds in Estonia, all quite funny. And all focused on one thing. USE A CONDOM!!! What a revolutionary idea. But i have a better one. These adds have ranged from subtle (I saw one once with with condoms as the candles on a birthday cake) to slightly more than slightly offensive (I won't explain what those two stick figure were doing...) and now they have a new one that is a mock game show saying things like "2 winners everyday!" and "Already over 6000 winners in Estonia!" and it seems so exciting until you notice something. The grand prize is...HIV!! Hmm, interesting. "Don't take part in the contest!" It says "Use a condom!" it says. But i have a better idea. I have a 110% sure fire why to not get HIV or AIDS without having to use a condom! What is this miracle you ask? It's this, DON'T HAVE SEX!!!! Of course there's the exception of your spouse. But outside that, no. And guess what. You won't get AIDS. Isn't that a great idea? Isn't it revolutionary? I quite like the idea. I'm thinking that that's what i'll do. I just wonder why the Estonians haven't tried an anti-sex add. I guess they think it would never work, but i disagree. I know it is tottally possible to have fun without having sex. I spend all my time with beautiful girls, and we never have sex. We're friends. And we have fun! I understand the allure of sex (who doesn't...) but i think it would be possible to convince some Estonian teenagers that they can cool their jets a little bit. One thing that i think is very funny is that at the same time as these new condom adds there has come along these "Mees! Tee lapsi!" adds(pictured). It means, rather literally, "Man! Make kids!" As my friends who are girls have been so eager to point out you will have to notice that it appeals to the men to make the child, not to the women who will have to carry it for 9 months as well do the real "making". I just think it's funny to see these two adds right next to each other. One saying use a condom and the other saying make kids. I can just picture it now, a young couple standing between two adds, torn with indecision. Oh what a dilemna! And i bet you're wondering why we have adds saying makes kids, well to be honest i'm wondering too. What i've heard is that because Estonia is losing population (More people are dying than being born, proof that the condom adds work) these adds have been put up in the hopes that people will get to work repopulating Estonia. I have a strange feeling that the adds may be effective. Anyway, i gotta go take out the trash now, Cya!