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I can see the headline now “Coke advertisement hits the streets, leaves foul smell in the air”
Edit: fowl to foul for sticklers
Italy has a weird thing with pigeons. I dunno if its the volume of priceless marble statuary or what, but I have never seen so many pigeons in one place than Saint Marks Square. Dozens of people feeding them at all times, some people walked around with pigeons perched on every horizontal part of their body, and then you go to a restaurant and it’s on the goddamn menu. Every city seemed to have a designated pigeon area where all the birds would gather, and it was always crawling with locals and tourists, and just about each one of these places also had someone peddling bird seed.
Was copied many years later –
And, it leaves a longer lasting white “Coca Cola” behind for the next couple of weeks.
That’s what we call a two-fer in the business, Johnny.
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This has given me some interesting ideas.
Also, please – I know they’re talking about grains, but don’t feed birds rice or throw rice at a wedding. It will swell up in their little stomachs and can make them burst.
This advertisement cause a literal shitstorm back then…
How did the residents of Venice feel about the aftermath? That looks like a lot of pigeon poo.
Its illegal to feed pigeons in Saint Mark’s square, I think its illegal in the whole of Venice.
Source: I have been there myself and was warned not to do that as I would be getting a big fine.
quick somebody build a rolling cnc robot that does the same thing, have it seed twitter comments.