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    Austrians stole idea for army ad from Ukraine

    What a shame for a proud nation that gave the world Hitler.

    Austrian army ad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJV6ziVZYDk

    Ukrainian army ad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_E6YSQqTo

    The Austrian army had hoped that its new video would attract some fresh recruits. Instead, it has engendered charges of sexism and insensitivity. And it wasn't even an original idea: The Austrian army was inspired by a similar spot on the Web site of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    Tank Trash: Austrian Army 'Joy Ride' Film Labeled Sexist - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

    I didn't know that NATO member and one of "West" nations Austria is in such poor condition that it copies Ukrainian ads.
    Last edited by MilleVanille; 02-02-2010 at 07:13 AM.

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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    Yet another non-issue brought to us by Millie. I will move this to the proper forum.

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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    I now understand why the US Military budget is so high. We spend more than $25 making military commercials.
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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Speakeasy View Post
    I now understand why the US Military budget is so high. We spend more than $25 making military commercials.
    Nailed it
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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    lol, awesome thread
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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    At least the Austrians could afford to rent an Audi R8 for their commercial and not just an old BMW 3 Series.

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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    At least the Austrians could afford to rent an Audi R8 for their commercial and not just an old BMW 3 Series.

    But being cheap Charlie's, they also just hired Eastern European look alike prostitutes to "act" in their commercial.:rolleyes:

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    Re: Austrians stole an idea for army ad from Ukraine

    This is in the military debriefing section?

    It's good to know that the Austrian and the Ukrainian militaries are focusing on serious matters.......

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