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Sexist Advertising Alert: Does This Suit Look Good With The Model I Just Murdered?

Thanks to Feministe for pointing out 2008’s Most Sexist Advertisement — a print ad for Duncan Quinn suits which features a nicely dressed gentleman strangling a barely clothed model! Because nothing says debonair like chokin’ a bitch.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2008

Jason Bateman Is A FILF!

Just when I thought I had dodged my biological clock, something comes around, tugs at my heart strings and makes my vag tingle. Ugh, the nerve! Well, even the black soul of a satisfied single gal cannot resist the charms of Jason Bateman and his adorable 21 month old daughter, Francesca in this holiday GAP…

By: Simcha / November 25, 2008

Facebook Will Kick You While You’re Down

Hey, see that ad to the left? Kind of sad huh? I woke up on my 29th birthday (last Sunday), checked my Facebook profile for birthday well-wishers and saw that ad glaring back at me! It’s been there, non-stop practically, all week, a not-so-subtle reminder that two months prior to my 29th birthday, my fiance…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2008

Will A Sexy Woman Make Men Want To Donate Their Organs?

Ads that use gorgeous, half-naked women to sell products are totally lame. Why couldn’t the advertising agency come up with something a little more original to sell their client’s beer, aftershave, or clothes? Despite these feelings, we just came across an ad that ran in P-magazine, a Belgian men’s magazine, and it’s so clever we…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 12, 2008

WTF Is Vera Wang Wearing?

Unitards are okay if you work for Cirque de Soleil, a ballet company, or if you’re a deep sea diver, but no way should regular people go walking around in them. While Serta seems to have a thing for the jumpsuit, you’d think, Vera Wang, one of the top American designers would know…

By: Simcha / November 10, 2008

Divorce: Reading The Sign(s)

So many men, so little time. Well, at least that’s a divorce lawyer’s motto. Corri Fetman, who handles Chicago’s romantic splits, has put up a billboard even more controversial than a pre-nup. Sandwiched between two half-naked models, the tag line reads, “Life is short. Get a divorce.” While some hopeless romantics in town find the…

By: Simcha / October 21, 2008

Obama Camp Reportedly Seeks Rape Victim For Campaign Ad

According to an email obtained by Politico.com, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to discuss his stance on related issues. According to Politico’s Jonathan Martin: The Obama campaign wouldn’t detail the strategy behind finding an individual to discuss such…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2008

Flashback: Lysol Is Not For Your Ladybits

Did you know Lysol used to advertise itself as appropriate for feminine hygiene? “A man marries a woman because he loves her,” the copy for this vintage ad reads. “Instead of blaming him if married love begins to cool, she should question herself.” According to this retro-minded public service message, a woman should “safeguard her…

By: Simcha / September 18, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Jay Bakker

The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man! And I’m a Jew. But let’s face it, Tammy Faye Bakker’s baby is a full grown hottie. From the sleeve tats to the soulful talk, I couldn’t get enough of Jay on his Sundance channel reality TV show. And now…

By: Simcha / August 27, 2008

NYC Abandons Plans To Stop Public Transit Pervs

While any woman who has ever ridden public transportation most likely has a story about some jerk who copped a feel or a shifty-eyed loser who made her switch cars, almost none of us come forward to complain about the creep. So back in March, Boston launched a campaign to bust pervs on public transportation.

By: Simcha / July 21, 2008

Gossip Girl Has The Best Ad Campaigns, Like, Ever

Honestly, I don’t even realllllly like the show, but these ads always make me want to watch. I love seeing anyone thumb their nose at annoyingly shrill prudishness.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2008

Orbit’s Biting Commentary On Breakups

Okay, so we know we’re not supposed to be fans of commercials when there’s, like, real art on TV, but Orbit gum is special because they understand that breaking up is hard to do. Remember the clean mouth commercial where the ex-wife put a convertible through a wood chipper because her man wa…

By: Simcha / July 2, 2008

K-Swiss Should Keep It Real

Sex sells. But what about purity? A K-Swiss ad campaign features tennis star Anna Kournikova in a white sports bra and a teeny-tiny mini skirt, showing off her midriff like a high school ho. Now that they’ve got your attention with some T&A, what’s the slogan say? “Keep It Pure.” Um, what?! While we’re sure…

By: Simcha / June 6, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: PETA’s Sexy Cat Ad, Tila Tequila’s Breakup, And Paint’s Effect On Sperm

PETA’s pro-neutering/spaying ad has been banned from MTV and most other networks for being too sexy. They’re just cats humping, people! […

By: Catherine Strawn / May 23, 2008

Girl Crush Alert! Audrey Tautou

I have loved Audrey Tautou ever since she put that spoon to her nose in Amelie. Now she is the face of Chanel No. 5 perfume, replacing Nicole Kidman. This ad is flipping hot. Any woman that is cool enough to pull off a suit and tie is sexy to me. But this begs the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2008

Sexified Schweppes Ad

Apparently everything is sexier in France. In this ad, Schweppes has managed to make its drinks, or at least this particular drinker of its drinks, so hot and bothered that she rolls fruit all over her naked body. Doesn’t it make you want to sip a fruit-flavored soda? No? Yeah, me neither. [via…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008

Sexist Ad Hangover

You know what makes me want to drink away my sorrows? Rabidly sexist and misogynistic ads for Belvedere Vodka in my subway station. One more, after the jump.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2008

Gossip Girl Ads Get Parents Hot And Bothered

We knew it wouldn’t take long before someone complained about the OMFG ads for Gossip Girl — only it’s not the implied curse words that has got the Parents Television Council pissed off. The ads feature “cleavage kissing”, which the PTC considers inappropriate marketing for teens 12-17. Gotta say, there are far more worrisome message…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2008

Want To Reconnect With A Long Lost Ex? This Dude Can Help.

He apparently attracts his girlfriends’ ex-boyfriends like the plague. Now he can get you yours! But you’ll have the best results, if you sleep with him. [Craigslist]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2008

Annoyance Of The Day: Facebook Wedding Ads

If your status on Facebook is “engaged”, you get inundated with various bridal and wedding B.S. on your profile page. As if you need a reminder that you’re supposed to be planning a friggin’ wedding, not adding “tanning, indoor gardening, and mac ‘n’ cheese” to your interests. Ugh.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2008
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