Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Some More Great Old Sexist Ads

These never get old, except for everything about them.

I know that having messy hair also makes me want to kill myself, but I usually don't use a noose, some poison and a gun to do it. Points to this messy haired gal for making sure she does it right the first time.

"Be the you he likes", not that terrible gorilla beast you become when you have cramps. Midol helps you "soothe accompanying irritability" that is inherent to every woman on all the periods she has in her life forever.

Housewives get tired of "having to do the same dull work every day" so much that it's a "mild form of torture"! Being a housewife makes any lady experience "boredom and emotional fatigue", whatever that is. It's definitely not a rewarding and life-altering experience for any gal, and surely a man isn't going to "make beds and get meals", no sir! 

This ad isn't so bad to me because it looks like it was made a long time ago, before the invention of photography. Nevertheless, back then there were 5 million women who wanted to get married. Listerine spent millions of dollars and many years asking every female on the planet if it was true. They all agreed that their main purpose in life was to find a man, marry him, and never be irritable or bored. 

Aww, the Volkswagon is dented! Look how sad it looks. Someone must have let a woman drive it! Everyone knows that ladies get flustered and overwhelmed when they have to do two things at once, like press a gas pedal and turn a steering wheel. She was probably applying lipstick at the time or lighting a menthol cigarette. The first line of the copy says "Women are soft and gentle, but they hit things." Truer words were never spoken. 

Women of the future will make the Moon a cleaner place to live. Thankfully, future technologies are in place so that women can keep the Moon sparkling clean. They also must adhere to strict safety measures like wearing a space helmet that stops at the neck, and wearing lots of mascara to deflect glare. Hands do not need to be covered on the Moon to allow for better scrubbing. 


New ideas are scary. 

Thursday, 11 April 2013

New Arrested Development Posters

OMGOMGOMG look! I can't believe it's actually happening!


Love everything about this, especially the ice cream sandwich.
Season 4, yay!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Could a Viral Video be the Resume of the Future?

I just graduated from a 5 year Communications program a few days ago, I'll be getting both a degree and a diploma with my very own name on it.

But now comes the most dreaded time of any student's life, the time when you must go free into the world and try to get a job. It's no secret that it's tough to get a job in the current marketplace because it's hard to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

I've tossed a resume or two in Sid Lee's direction, but I didn't hear anything back, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.. and put a ukulele in them.

I've sent it to the HR person and now am just sitting back and waiting for the video to reach 1 million views. 

If I get a job from this the world will never be the same probably.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Queen Bey

Beyonce released a teaser a few days ago, it goes a little something like this
Amazing right? And no explanation given. A few days late this commercial came out
Love it, love her, love everything about this.

And as if we're doing teaser trailers for commercials now, what a world we live in. I bow down to Beyonce, gon' wit chyo bad self guuurrrlll.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Face Off Obsession

I'm obsessed with Face Off.

And no, I don't mean the 1997 movie starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta.

It's a reality contest on the Syfy channel (which apparently exists) about people competing to do the best special effects makeup. Kinda like Project Runway if they were making zombies. 
I watched 2 seasons in 2 days and basically now I've decided that I want to do this somehow. There are so many complicated, expensive-looking steps on the road to making a finished piece, and the contestants usually have 2 and a half days to make, paint and style their finished looks. 

One episode in season 3 had the contestants making a new alien to put in the famous Star Wars Cantina scene.

They came up with some amazing things.
Like this evil little Buddha in a robotic chair. 
Or this party girl waitress, whose head looks kinda like a.... well, you know what it looks like.
This aquatic queen alien chick looks like a hot squid woman straight out of Legend of Zelda.

But there's always some fails too.
This guy was supposed to look like a soulful addition to the Cantina band, but he ended up looking like Darth Maul's burnt brother.
This guy(?) looks like an abomination who just wants to be put out of it's misery. 
All in all they make for wonderful little aliens. 
Another stand out episode happened in Season 2 when the contestants had to add another character to fit in to the magical world of Tim Burton. 

The characters they bring to life usually have a complex back story and are driven by a set of morals, either for good or  for evil. Many of them could probably have their own stand alone movies and could definitely be made into toys. 

This lonely bellhop lives in an enchanted hotel. He steals women's underwear when no one is looking. 

The ice cream man can't figure out why all the kids run away from his ice cream truck when he pops his head out the window. How much do you love the sprinkles on this mouth and his waffle cone hat?

This gender ambiguous cellist's love has become a cello. He/she must play the cello to keep his/her love alive. It is also slowly transforming into a cello.

Don't you just want to be a part of this world so bad!?

Check it out, but clear your schedule because you'll get hooked like I did.