This Mascara Ad Will Make You Uncomfortable, Say “But I…And The…What,” Stop, Shake Your Head, Dive Into The Ocean, and Swim to Japan
2:18 pm, August 22nd | by Colette McIntyre
I understand that this is a brave new Internet world and the madness has to end somewhere. I suggest it ends with Benefit’s new “Real Men Don’t Fake It” video.
1:45 pm, July 4th | by Colette McIntyre
You’re probably on your way to having an incredibly modern Fourth of July: you’re Instagram-ing the hot dogs on the grill, your BBQ is listed on Facebook, your friend is tweeting about your selection of sparklers, and you can’t wait to turn the firework show into a Vine. But doesn’t just a tiny part of [...]
12:15 pm, April 30th | by Sarah Devlin
I spent a lot of time this spring watching new episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation. (Shut up.) Each week when I tuned into TeenNick, my eyes were inundated with the same deeply disturbing commercial. This is my attempt to process it. Proceed with caution, because what has been seen can’t be unseen.
3:00 pm, January 13th | by Colette McIntyre
Don Draper would have us believe that happiness is “a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing is ok”…but do any of us actually believe what we see on billboards anymore? According to this infographic from Mashable, the answer is “no.”
1:30 pm, September 26th | by Sarah Devlin
The commercial parody is not the most sophisticated form of humor out there — usually it’s some variation of the same joke over and over again — but done well, they can be very, very funny. In the last few years, especially since
we some of us now spend about 17% of our workdays emailing funny videos to one another, the commercial parody has become even more widespread. Here are a few of the best.