Posts tagged "commercials"

Snickers Goes In A Different Direction This Halloween

This Snickers commercial actually scares the crap out of me. I think I’ve seen that mask in my nightmares. And a kid popping out of an adult’s crotch?

Ami Angelowicz | October 6, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Bras On Roller Coasters? Someone’s Got A Fetish For It

This Ultimo Bra commercial of women testing their brassieres for “durability and lift support” on roller coasters is so strange you can’t look away. But you know some…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2010 - 5:50 pm

What’s Your “Stomach Face” Up To This Weekend?

TGIF! I’m trying to decide what to do with my stomach face this weekend. I think I’ll take it to Coney Island and then maybe out for a bite…

Ami Angelowicz | August 27, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Art School Students Contemplate Nude Male Model

Copyranter didn’t think much of this Foot Locker commercial, but we kind of like it. We guess we’re perverted that way. A group of art students gather around…

Susannah Breslin | August 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

How Do You Feel About Old Navy’s Booty Reader?

This morning, I saw this commercial for Old Navy jeans. In it, a row of women submit their butts to the scrutiny of … the Booty Reader. An Old…

Susannah Breslin | August 3, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Martin Scorsese Is Directing Chanel’s New Commercial

Apparently Karl Lagerfeld’s artsy, bizarre little romps in the land of cinema and short videos just won’t cut it when it comes to marketing Chanel’s new Bleu de Chanel men’s…

Lily Q | July 20, 2010 - 6:40 pm

The Old Spice Guy Sent Me A HOT Personal Videogram

So, like, a couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about the latest commercial from the Old Spice dude, otherwise known as Isaiah Mustafa. We here at The…

Susannah Breslin | July 13, 2010 - 2:25 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 8, 2010 - 4:49 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | June 29, 2010 - 12:50 pm

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,…

Susannah Breslin | June 7, 2010 - 3:10 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 4, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 14, 2010 - 4:10 pm

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,…

Catherine Strawn | May 13, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Gardasil’s Scare Tactic Ads Do More Harm Than Good, One Woman Says

Lux Alptraum has written an intriguing piece for Jezebel, “The HPV Vaccine’s Misguided Scare Tactics.” Alptraum argues that Merck, which manufactures Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, uses scare tactics in its…

Susannah Breslin | May 12, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Preview This: Lagerfeld’s Sexy New Short, “Remember Now”

The news today from fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld: The Kaiser directed a short film, and the preview has just hit the web (the man sure does know how…

Leonora Epstein | May 11, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Don’t Mess With The Bronte Sisters

Here’s an idea for how to get students more interested in authors like the Brontë sisters (Anne, Emily, and Charlotte), whose novels are normally only read when they’re…

Catherine Strawn | May 10, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Benicio Del Toro “Sells Out” With Magnum Ice Cream Ad

Apparently, folks are super pissed at Benicio Del Toro for “selling out” and making this commercial with director Bryan Singer for Magnum ice cream. I was mostly confused about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2010 - 8:45 pm

How Refreshing! A Beer Commercial That’s Not Totally Sexist And Annoying Towards Women!

Instead, Bud Light’s “book club” commercial manages to be pretty sexist and annoying towards men. Beer is the best part of book clubs! “Thrusting”! And what’s Little Women?

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2010 - 11:50 am

Old Spice’s New Shirtless Dude In The Shower

Isaiah Mustafa will always be the number one Old Spice guy in our minds, but the new commercial for the brand’s Odor Blocker Body Wash features Terry Crews

Catherine Strawn | April 2, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Dentyne Says Practice Safe Breath, Not Safe Sex

So last night as I was wasting my time watching “The Price of Beauty,” I was beaten over the head with this new Dentyne Ice commercial during every…

Annika Harris | March 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm