Sewers overflow in nasty French laxative ad

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This Ratatouille-esque print ad for Dulcolax laxative, by CBGrey in Paris, shows a bunch of cartoon rats with comical terrified expressions on their furry faces. They're charging up from the sewer into the street in a panic. For a second, I didn't get it. Then, I did. Well … ha. Look, if you need a laxative that's strong enough to overload a municipal sewer system, major dietary changes are in order. Most of us prefer gentle, overnight results from our laxatives. Oh, and the ad's called "Manhole." That might take you a second, too. Via AdverBox.

—Posted by David Gianatasio