There seems to be an uptick in patting the hardworking middle-class men on their collective sweaty backs in advertising. It’s a bit of a paradigm tweak, no? When you consider that 20th century advertising was conceived to be a tantalizing vision of the way your life could be: luxurious, elegant, modern. But now there’s [...]
I recently came across your “Irish Whiskey Liqueur” in the Irish Whiskey section of a liquor store, and was moved by the sentiments of serious drinking and commitment to one’s alcohol expressed upon the label. When I opened the bottle and smelled its contents, I was confused by hints of vanilla and floral notes, [...]
Your campy sense of irony will not save you this time MAC. Your use of some obscure Australian comedian who dresses up like an old lady in drag to hawk your iridescent “eye-shimmer” at me will not work!
Any lady that has slathered her lips in the $26 goop harbors a secret suspicion that the [...]
One night my father sat me down — I was about 10 — and sternly explained that we we’re going to spend t the nigh listening to “records.” One by one my dad played me the best albums of 1967. He described what Jim Morrison looked like when he would writhe around on stage with [...]
Hey remember this one: the 30 second Vagisil ad that flashed images of skunks, crusteans, and fishies to convince ladies their lack of freshness could be related to CROTCH ROT? Deviously, that little ad managed to encapsulate all the ancient, terrifying notions of Vaginas: bleedy, mysterious pits of danger and stench.
But there’s great [...]
Who is this diabolical sadist? How did this greasy alt-bro fuck come up with the most bone-crushingly catchy jingle in the history of sound?! When did he sell his soul to belezebub in exchange for my brain’s synapses to CONSTANTLY twitch and buzz with his awful songs? Like a whore who suddenly moans in [...]
Forget singing popcorn and poor Hollywood folk begging you not to buy pirated movies in Koreatown! There’s a new annoyance in your multiplex.
Kid Rock is a motherfuckin’ patriot. He breathes red, white, and blue. He is a warrior. A warrior that has annihilated his shampoo bottle into non-existence. So you don’t have to waste 2:35 [...]
Some one please imagine for me what this pitch must have been like. You talk and I’ll lay my head on the cool, uncaring, surface of my desk.
Hollywood wants you to vote (as long as you’re not a Republican). The video is smug, sanctimonious, and for some reason openly hostile. I think the creators were aiming for some type of 2k8 post-rational, ironic, sarcastic, detachment vibe. Instead the actual effect comes closer to being a guilt bukkake on the face of [...]
The least likeable of all the Jessicas has gone and gotten all political (again!) in an ad reminiscent of some misogynistic orthodontia rape fantasy. I don’t even know what declare yourself means. And I’m sure the sex offenders this ad appeals to probably don’t want to declare themselves either (there’s zoning laws for that [...]