Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, has said ads for Mattesons smoked sausage “cause harm to children.” How could an ad for spicy encased meat do that? Well, consider the dialogue in the radio ads:
“Think about all the things you can stick this tasty, extraordinarily large sausage in. Mmm… Pizza, pasta, stir fry. You have any ideas? Give me a call and tell me where you like to stick it,” one advert said.
Twenty-one listeners complained, saying the sexual innuendos were offensive and the ads shouldn’t be aired when children could be listening. Kerry Foods, which makes Mattesons sausage, said the ads were meant to be tongue-in-cheek, not offensive. The watchdog group didn’t agree that the ads were sexually explicit but ruled that the ads shouldn’t be aired when children were likely to be listening.
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Sometimes I get annoyed when my roommate doesn’t do the dishes. I get even more pissed when I lean over the sink to put on mascara and the entire front of my dress gets soaked because someone couldn’t be bothered to dry the counter. But a wet dress and dirty dishes are nothing compared to the ten disgusting abodes pictured on MyApartmentMap.com‘s dirtiest apartment contest. The “winner” of this contest gets $1,000 and bragging rights—totally not worth it unless you like sleeping with rats and eating from moldy pizza boxes.
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North Carolina does not like A-holes … or B-holes. Several NC media companies have their panties in a twist over a new Hardee’s ad and are refusing to run the hilarious/suggestive ad which asks whether people prefer the taste of A-holes or B-holes. But get your mind out of the butt-er. (Ha!) I’m talkin’ about doughnut holes. The ad pits regular doughnut holes (A-holes) against Hardee’s new Biscuit holes with icing (B-holes) in a random taste test. The results: “A-holes are too small,” says one man. “I’m just a B-hole kind of guy.” [News & Observer] Keep reading »
It’s a good day for thigh-obsessed Londoners. Why? Because their beloved cellulite-busting panties are finally back in stores. Scala Bio Fir Anti-Cellulite knickers, which sold out completely within 24 hours when they first reached stores in May, have now exclusively returned to John Lewis, a British chain store. The “miracle” undies promise to help wearers lose inches on their tummies, thighs and hips via mysterious bio crystals that warm up with wear and melt fat off the body. Besides the thousands of Brits who have gone mad for it, celebs like Sienna Miller are also reputed fans. In an interview, John Lewis’s lingerie buyer, Helen Spencer, explained that the store is prepping for round two of buying madness over the undies. “This product has created a real phenomenon among women, with customers buying up to 10 pairs each.” Either they really do work, or it’s simply a case of massive amounts of wishful thinking. [Metro UK]
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Welcome to the first episode of “MERRIme.com,” a new web comedy starring Kaily Smith, about trust fund baby Merrideth Weisman’s headfirst plunge into the deep end of the online dating pool. In Episode 1, Mr. Weisman threatens to cut Merri off. Her friends, MAC and Jess, try to console her and themselves. Merri goes on her first online date, and to her surprise, DoogieDoc20 is not who she expected. [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »
“Her personality gives off a distinct air of milquetoast.” Or so says a source who works on the set of “The Bounty,” which Aniston is currently filming. If you’re wondering WTF that even means, here’s the Dictionary.com definition:
milque⋅toast [milk-tohst] – noun (sometimes initial capital letter) a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easily dominated or intimidated: a milquetoast who’s afraid to ask for a raise.
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Is Jon Stewart going to take over for Walter Cronkite? Not exactly, but they now share a title. A Time Magazine poll revealed that Jon is now America’s Most Trusted Newscaster. He won 44 percent of the vote, coming in at first or second place in every state except Vermont. Brian Williams came in second, followed by Charlie Gibson. Katie Couric was dead last. But there’s something a little odd about this poll… Keep reading »
I think we should stop sleeping together.
This is hard for me, because we’ve known each other forever. I want you to know how special your relationship has been to me: going to London and Prague together, moving into our first apartment, nursing me through that awful sinus infection. There will always be a soft spot for you in my heart. But I’m moving in with my boyfriend at the end of the month and there isn’t room for you in my life anymore.
I’m sorry, Gregory, but I’ve been an adult woman for a while now and it’s time I stopped sleeping with a teddy bear. Keep reading »
Today, CNN.com posted an article called “43 Weird Things Said in Job Interviews.” I couldn’t believe some of the items on the list. One person answered the question, “Why did you leave your last job?” with the response, “I have a problem with authority.” And when asked if he/she had any questions, another person asked, “If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?” Since all of the interviews I’ve gone on have been pretty straight-forward, I asked my friends if they’ve ever had any job interview mishaps. Below are their surprising responses. Keep reading »