Category Archives: Rants about Ads

Rant: Kate Berlant

I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to “notice” Kate Berlant, considering how many great shows she’s already been in (e.g. Another Period, The Good Place, and Loki), but suddenly I’m a big fan, and have watched my … Continue reading

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“Whoopsie!”

Ever since I got a smart-TV-thingy, episodes of Screen Rant’s “Pitch Meetings” series have been popping up in my YouTube “suggestions” feed, but I’ve always resisted clicking on them because of the fugly title-card images… until last week, that is, … Continue reading

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Me4She

On Saturday, Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations headquarters, to mark the launch of the HeForShe gender equality campaign, which aims to mobilise men against gender inequalities. A full transcript of her address can be … Continue reading

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July 14th

A week or so ago business-guru Marie Forleo sent out an e-mail informing her subscribers that today would be designated “Malala Day”, and dedicated to celebrating the strength of Malala Yousafzai, as well as supporting her continuing efforts to “bring … Continue reading

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Spex Appeal II: The Amy Shaming

To celebrate Star Wars Day* last week, a “geeky” online clothing retailer named Black Milk chose to post this inflammatory image (left) on their Facebook page, for all to enjoy. When a few followers, who also claimed to be long-time … Continue reading

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Tee hee?

Apparently indie darling Zooey “Zoey” Deschanel has launched a new lifestyle website, along with her Los Angelean gal-pals, Sophia Rossi (former producer of The Hills) and Molly McAleer (self-described “Internet Sensation”!). The site, HelloGiggles.com, is pitched as “the ultimate entertainment destination … Continue reading

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Tap That (Water)

After following a curious banner ad at The AV Club, I discovered that super-cute non-goth Selena Gomez has filmed an adorable little commercial about the magical (and possibly hallucinogenic) powers of her kitchen plumbing, on behalf of UNICEF’s CelebrityTap campaign. … Continue reading

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Junicorn

Either someone spiked my spinach curry with LSD today, or I’ve just seen a puppety unicorn serenading Sarah Silverman with a power ballad! Lucky I had the presence of mind to take a picture, to prove to myself (and you) … Continue reading

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Product Misplacement

I don’t normally take much interest in commercial breaks, preferring to hit the “mute” button and flick through a magazine until people stop trying to sell me things I don’t need… but I recently became enamoured of one particular advert, … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Love

To mark this most faux-mantic of weeks, Helena Bonham Carter is fronting a V-Day-themed campaign for the charity Refuge, aimed at educating women about some of the signs of domestic abuse. To quote from the press release: Research shows that … Continue reading

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