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Watch This: A Hilarious (And Painfully Accurate) Parody Of Dove’s “Real Beauty” Ads

Dove Real Beauty Parody Ad
"Wow, You Must Hate What You See In The Mirror."

Dove has had a few moments of brilliance over the course of its decade-long Real Beauty campaigns — I genuinely enjoyed the “sketches” ad last year, for example — but the entire premise of a company that sells anti-cellulite cream trying to teach women to love themselves exactly as they are has always been problematic. Whether you think Dove’s Real Beauty messages are malicious, annoying, or inspiring, I think we can all agree the over-the-top ads are ripe for satire. Enter this hilarious parody of a Real Beauty ad, that asks a group of women to confront their reflection in the mirror … in the form of a man in a gorilla suit. It’s pretty absurd, but is it any more ridiculous than the cringe-worthy “beauty patch” ad Dove released 4 realz earlier this month? [Feministing]

The New Hot Pockets Promo Featuring Kate Upton And Snoop Dogg Is Amazing

Kate Upton and Snoop Dogg promote Hot Pockets
You Got What I Eat ...

I know it sounds bizarre, but trust me on this one: this new Hot Pockets spot, featuring Kate Upton and Snoop Dogg, is a must-watch. Set to a Pockets-themed version of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” it’s trippy, weirdly charming, and of course makes Hot Pockets look waaaaay more delicious than they have ever been and ever will be. [via Huffington Post]

Dennis Rodman And A Kim Jong Un-Alike Star In An Ad For Pistachios

Dennis Rodman And A Kim Jong Un-Alike Star In An Ad For Pistachios
Get Crackin'?

Wonderful Pistachios have really stepped up their ad game in what seems like an exorbitantly expensive way. I mean, they’ve landed Snoop Dogg, Homer and Bart Simpson, Psy at the height of his awful-moment-in-pop-culture fame, even the Prancercise lady … I had no idea there was so much money in pistachios. This latest video star also couldn’t have come cheap, but how they got Dennis Rodman is just not one of the questions I have about this clip. No, there are so many more, like why they thought it would be a good idea to feature a green-haired Rodman being obliterated via red button by a doppelgänger for his close pal Kim Jong Un. So many questions, and not one of them is whether or not I’d like to go buy Wonderful Pistachios right now.

This New Lip Gloss Ad Would Like For You To “Spread Those Sexy Lips”

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Hey, do you think this lip gloss ad from Vbeauté might have anything to do with … well … vaginas? Nah. What about that dress? No vaginas there either, right? [Refinery29]

What’s The Mystery That Has Brad Pitt Banished To The Corner?

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What's the mystery, Brad?

Have you ever wished you could hear Brad Pitt whisper sweet nothings to you, or anyone really, just once? (I would totally listen to a taping of Brad and Angelina’s pillow talk, wouldn’t you?) Well, you’re in luck, because Chanel is making your dreams come true (kind of like they always do, then cruelly price them at $5,000+). When we heard that Brad had been tapped as the star of an ad campaign for the brand’s iconic No. 5 fragrance, we thought it was a weird choice, but now we totally get it… and so will you, once you listen to one of the three 7-second recordings Chanel has released for the promotion. But don’t expect to see Brad’s glorious mug just yet: he is, as The Cut rightfully addressed, in Chanel time-out. We wonder what he did to deserve it… [The Cut]

Coffee Has Been Preventing Dropsy, Gout And Scurvy Since 1652

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It’s no coincidence that I’ve never had a touch of dropsy, gout or scurvy. I’m a coffee addict. This coffee ad from 1652, thought to be the first, extols the Vertue of the magical COFFEE Drink. You might not have known that in addition to preventing dropsy, gout and scurvy, COFFEE also quickens the Spirits, makes the Heart Lightsome, supresseth Fumes, prevents Mis-carryings in Child-bearing Women and makes one fit for Business. Don’t I know it! See the full transcript of the ad after the jump. [Buzzfeed]

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Store Sneakily Advertises On The Backs Of Women’s Legs

I’m not sure what to think of this advertising scheme by Superette, a store in Australia and New Zealand. They put these stamps on park benches and mall seats, with the idea that women in short skirts and shorts would sit and have the ad imprinted on the back of their thighs. Part of me thinks this is super creative and kind of funny; but the other part would be pretty pissed if I looked down and realized that I had an ad pressed into my gams. Plus, the store says the imprints last up to an hour. Eek! What do you think of this? [Ads of the World] Keep reading »

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