Posts tagged "political ads"

Watch This: Maine Firefighters Stand Up For Marriage Equality

On November 6th, the citizens of Maine will vote on a ballot measure that aims to legalize gay marriage. Polls are hinting that it’s going to be a close contest, but this new campaign ad, featuring four volunteer firefighters–three straight, one gay–presents a powerful message in favor of marriage equality. “When we clear a call,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 25, 2012

Strippers, Guns & Booty Shaking: Behold, The Most Offensive Political Ad Ever

Strippers, guns, rap music, booty shaking, gangstas … why, it’s the most offensive, sexist, racist political ad you’ve ever seen. This NSFW commercial called “Hahn’s Homeboyz” begins to criticize Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles City Councilwoman running for a Democratic Congressional seat, for her proposal to use “taxpayer money” to hire former gang member…

Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2011

Bizarro Snooki Is A Polish Politician

Forget power suits and pearls. If you’re running for political office in Poland, you have to look like Snooki. Well, that’s Eastern European pop star Sara May’s strategy for getting elected to a district council seat in her hometown of Warsaw. Her slogan is: “Beautiful. Independent. Competent.” But her platform seems more like: “Spray Tan.

Simcha / November 22, 2010

The Daily Squeeze: The Making Of Paris Hilton’s Video, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” And Sex On TV

Go behind the scenes of Paris Hilton’s political ad parody — she contributed lines to it and taped it in just four takes, without a teleprompter! [CNN]
Robert Hazard, the songwriter who penned “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” has died. Watch Cyndi Lauper’s classic video in his memory. [AP via CNN]
Kids are three…

Catherine Strawn / August 7, 2008