Today, we have a strange two-page ad for the Volkswagen Routan. The first page shows a Beetle with a microphone, saying: “No one has ever had a baby to get me. As far as I know.”
This doesn’t make any sense to me. How about you?
The next page shows actress Brooke Shields holding some babies while other babies peer into the camera. The headline says:
These are the Routan babies. Born out of desire. Desire for German engineering.
This doesn’t make any sense, either. I’ve never heard the word Routan before, so I’m wondering what Routan babies are. Maybe they have birth defects like Thalidomide babies.
Routans sound like evil aliens from Star Trek:
Kirk: Mr. Spock, how far are we from Routan space?
Spock: Exactly 0.54 parsecs.
Kirk: Uhura, see if you can raise the Routan high command. I want the Routans to know that we mean business.
Uhura: Yes, Captain.
I read the copy to find that they’re saying that people are having babies so they can buy this minivan.
Get it? It’s funny—people having babies for cars. Ha ha.