Category Archives: Advertising

A Step-By-Step Guide to Approaching Me in a Bar.

One of the nice things about this quarter is that I can finally go out to the bars/dance clubs/other venues limited to the 21 and up set. This also means that I no have to navigate teh world of Assholes … Continue reading

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Regarding Whiskey and Baking.

My family doesn’t drink liquor all that much. My mom and dad both enjoy rum on the rocks. My mom drinks Glenfiddich as a special treat now and then. About once a year, we buy a bottle of bourbon to … Continue reading

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Evidently Cosmo suspects that their article titles are ridiculous.

Christmas came early for me! And not just because I have the 2011 Slingshot Collective day planner (with a menstrual calendar, and tips on how to resist the police), but because Cosmo has created an online survey about their FR* … Continue reading

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Day 24, Part One: If you made this image, please let me know!

Commenter Madelyn brough this awesome picture to my attention: This is infinitely better than any of the Jezebel “Cover Lies”, and really does summarize everything that is so messed up about Cosmo: Everything is about sex, (horrible) sex advice, and … Continue reading

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Did someone from Cosmo write this ad for Trojan?

Wow. Trojan has a new vibrator out, called the Triphoria (Tri plus Euphoria, get it?), and someone managed to write a TV ad for Trojan that never uses the word “vibrator”, but did use plenty of Cosmo-worthy euphemisms for “Use … Continue reading

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Day 12, Part One: Cosmo’s Advertisers Obviously Flunked Chemistry

I’m not a whiz at chemistry. However, I do know enough about the periodic table of the elements to call bullshit on this ad from Whisk: Whisk seems to be using ‘lady Science”: Like numerous skincare products, they ar using … Continue reading

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Day 9, Part Two: L’Oreal Infallible Lipcolor Is Extremely Fallible (and a waste of $10)

It’s beauty time! I’m gradually going through everything in the “Fall’s Sexiest Makeup” spread (page 234-237), and as of right now, I want to know what CVS’s return policy on cosmetics is. Why? Here’s what “Softly Sexy Seducive Classic Naturals” … Continue reading

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