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Old Spice: As Manly As A Mustache


No wonder our own John DeVore wants a mustache so bad; after all, the Old Spice hottie, Isaiah Mustafa, has one in this new quickie commercial. Can he please get his own TV show already? Isaiah, I mean, not DeVore. Keep reading »

Shave Your Legs Wrong, Kill Your Boyfriend

Copyranter points us to this darkly humorous commercial out of Russia for the Venus Gillette razor for women. It’s a tad difficult to decipher, but it seems the young lady chose to use a razor that didn’t shave close enough, and when her boyfriend attempts to remove her stockings … Well, suffice to say, he doesn’t get a happy ending. So, in case any of you ladies out there don’t take your personal grooming seriously enough, know that if you don’t use the Venus Gillette, you may be responsible for the death of a loved one. Or, you know, you might just have some stubble. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Plastic Surgery Commercial Generates Controversy

Say hello to a plastic surgery commercial stirring up … controversy. But is the ad actually controversial — or not? I’m not entirely sure what the deal is, but it sounds like this commercial for Park Avenue Smart Lipo ran as an actual ad on Gawker last week. According to another sponsored post featuring the commercial that ran on Gawker today, “some readers of our sister site Jezebel were outraged by it, and the post was pulled after an hour.” So, this is a commercial, a paid spot, claiming that the commercial itself is controversial, which would increase views of the commercial. So, real controversy, or not? I am not entirely clear what the controversy would be, other than the women are asking the men what the men think of various parts of the women’s bodies and such. Which I guess is controversial. If you want it to be. And Park Avenue Smart Lipo sure does. What have we learned here? PASL FTW. [Gawker] Keep reading »

French McDonald’s Ad Focuses On A Gay Teenager


This is a new McDonald’s spot that has been running in France. It’s called “Come As You Are,” and it shows a teenage guy in a McDonald’s booth caressing his class photo while talking on the phone to a suitor. He hangs up as his dad returns to the table, and his dad begins to talk about how he was a ladies’ man when he was a teen. “Too bad your class is all boys,” he says. The teenager smiles a knowing smile. The words “Come As You Are” flash onscreen. It’s a sweet moment, though one that has you wishing the boy was ready to come out to his dad, and it seems pretty groundbreaking for McDonald’s to make it. But then again, were gay teenagers not welcome to enjoy a Big Mac before? Keep reading »

Plan B- Parody Commercial Isn’t So Off-The-Wall


This parody commercial for “Plan B-” from comedian Jena Friedman literally could have been based on a conversation I had with a girlfriend, oh, eight years ago? The “truthiness” of it, as Broadsheet’s Mary Elizabeth Williams writes, is “so funny that if it doesn’t hurt, it definitely burns a little.” [Salon] Keep reading »

Are Sweatpants Pants?


This is my most favorite commercial since the Old Spice ad featuring Isaiah Mustafa. As three guys prepare to go out on the town, one argues that his sweatpants, which he’s paired with a blazer, are not sweats, they’re “comfortable, low-key, cool gray slacks,” to which his friend replies: “On this planet we call them sweatpants.” Way to go, Tide to Go, I willingly watched your commercial five times; it made me laugh that hard. So, what do you think? Are sweatpants pants? Even though designers like Alexander Wang make fancy versions, I’m not so sure they can be worn in place of actual slacks, even if they are stain-free. [via The Gloss] Keep reading »

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