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The closest I can think of is David Beckham taking shit for seeming to be more about modeling than soccer, but that's about dedication to his craft, not a sexiness narrative in the same way.
So I'd say no.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

like there were some beefcake-y ads/fashion shots in the local paper (not sure if they were national ads, or just local ones), and at least one sexy-romantic one featuring that SF Giants pitcher after they won the World Series -- the guy that looks a little like Nirvana-era Dave Grohl. Dunno his name.

sarahell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tim Lincecum, probably. He is popular with the ladies. And stoners.

He mostly just gets asked why his fastball has dropped 4mph over the last two seasons.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

"David Beckham sexiness narrative"

mac and me (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jonathan Ross' Becks interview a few weeks back was all about the sexiness narrative iirc.

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

On another board I visit, someone posted this to a "Funny pictures" thread:

Sure, you can be critical of the "Myspace pose", but how does anyone think this is a good or funny way of doing that?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

why is elmer fudd doing the deed here?

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's duck season

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i suppose it's not that sexy is sometimes part of the narrative for attractive women athletes, it's that it's almost never not part of the narrative. beckham, i assume they focus on it sometimes but other times not at all.

i dunno how to even parse this dr. pepper thing. it seems like it's satirizing the "man food" approach like in those burger king ads or whatnot while still conveying the same message? those bk ads seemed self-parodying anyway so how do you clown a clown? the "it's not for women" approach only makes me more aware that diet sodas are considered unmanly and that objectively there's no difference between dr. pepper 10 and a tab or whatever in regards to soft-drink genderedness.

i don't how many layers of irony or mock irony you need to pack your message in but i'll willingly drink a diet soda w/out fear of developing an auxiliary vagina so that's probably too many unnecessary layers right there.

slugbuggy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

why is elmer fudd doing the deed here?

― Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:13 AM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark

its an old gag where he fires the shotgun in daffy duck's face, and it spins his bill around to face the other side of his head

its a comment on the 'duckface' that young women make in photos

RudolfHitlerFtw (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Re: Dr. Pepper Ten

naus, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

why is elmer fudd doing the deed here?

― Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:13 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's duck season

― Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:14 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Rabbit season.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp

Tuesday, 31 March 1998 12:00AM Be the first to comment

- Worthington has returned to television advertising with a new campaign that ditches comedian Harry Enfield in favour of 'real lads' exploits.

The commercial aims to make Worthington the 'lads beer for the 90s'. To achieve this Worthington has chosen a laddish creative treatment that pokes fun at men who engage in unladdish activities.

Created by agency WCRS, the ad start by posing a question about laddish behaviour. The narrator asks: 'why do lads always take the mickey?' In answering the question, the commercial then enters a surreal world where we see what would happen if lads didn't take the mickey: they would compliment each other on their appearance and, as a consequence, become interested in hand cream. This would have the disastrous result of smoothing the lads' palms to such a degree that their pint glasses slip straight through and smash on the floor.

The ad closes with the tag line "Worthington. It's a Man Thing'. The campaign was written by WCRS creatives Andy Brittain and Yu Kung and was director by Traktor.

According to WCRS account director Jonathan Rigby: "Our objective is clear - to make Worthington the lads beer brand for the 90s. The campaign marks a welcome return to classic beer advertising - simple, well observed and infectiously funny."

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

feel like the Yorkie ads might have 'worked', as much as they're cretinous, but Worthington just seems desperate and reaching

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Yorkie" sounds like such a girl thing though.

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is that part of the joke?

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

No. Don't know why they were called Yorkie though, because Yorkshiremen are all like tough and rugged, 'appen?

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

"David Beckham sexiness narrative"

I'll do the libretto for this opera fyi

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Danica Patrick...

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^Was just coming to post that.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha

asshole

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also the idea of a manly candy bar is hilarious to me and I've bought Yorkies specifically because of their stupid marketing campaign.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Which is probably what they wanted all along but whatever.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

yorkies are pretty good but they could have used smaller gauge nail chunks, also motor oil that wasn't loaded with transfats

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

the idea of a manly candy bar is hilarious to me

If you think that's stupid, try this...

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Are they still using that slogan?

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

...

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really don't understand society sometimes

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

"You'll never put a better bit of butter on your wife"

^ old joke that will make no sense to anyone outside the UK

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Arr, that be Cuntry Loife buttr.

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cuntry Crock

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

good thing they put pictures of flowers all over my man margarine now i am transexual

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think we need a thread of this stuff

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

".. and the ladies that love them!"

(soz)

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

To be fair, those really only have one use.

(xpost)

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

brands for MENS

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

we had the dockers thread didn't we

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

marketing of masculinity

I approve of this manly spinoff tho

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

i conceived of the brands for mens thread as specifically for products that are trying to convince men that theyre not fags for using them while being no different than the stuff girls like eg coke zero/diet coke is how i break it down to an extent

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

although diet coke does have more caffeine than coke zero, factoid

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^ both disgusting imo

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I swear I started a thread about those Men kleenex once.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh I didn't but I posted about them here:
marketing of masculinity

They're hysterical. Slogan might as well have been: Because you're too old to still be using your sock.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

or using some godawful hankerchief and putting it in your pocket full of snot

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure it's just for wanking

sarahell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

real men just let the jizz dry and peel it off later, or maybe not at all

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

the layers of dried jizz make your dick look... aah nevermind

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

cigar box

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

*shudders*

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that.

Also, isn't/wasn't Schumer dating Anthony Jeselnik? I mean, he's no Jeff Wells but

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Friday, 13 February 2015 21:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

I know I’m not thinking wrong but I’m probably saying it wrong from time to time.

no you are thinking wrong

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 February 2015 22:33 (2 months ago) Permalink

"I don’t want to drag the late, magisterial David Carr into this but his passing last night shocked me right down to the marrow of my bones, and we all know how great sadnesses have a way of re-ordering our thinking and opening our minds a crack..."

o_0

and also saying it wrong

resulting post (rogermexico.), Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:26 (2 months ago) Permalink

just watched the second episode of Amy Schumer's show. she has funny skits that I'd like to keep watching, but it came to a crash with the end bit where she talks about how she used to date primarily Hispanic men and was hence into nonconsensual sex... followed by the "hey, everyone's been a little raped" routine. just thinking oh for fuck's sake, you're one of those, sigh

Nhex, Friday, 20 February 2015 06:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

Relatively small potatoes in the scheme of things, but for some reason, despite the obvious demographics of the collector fanbase, Star Wars licensees still insist on gendering toys and limiting the number of female characthers. When called on it, Hasbro answers in remarkably stupid fashion: http://toybox.io9.com/hasbro-flounders-when-asked-about-the-lack-of-female-st-1686572897

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Friday, 20 February 2015 16:37 (2 months ago) Permalink

The reporting on these teenage jihadists has a hint of the "they need extra protection because they're girls" about it.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

In terms of people running off to IS, that might be accurate

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:36 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Recently, the CEO of our company hosted a webinar with a business partner of ours, in which she led a roundtable discussion with seven women who are the CEOs of PR companies. We had a blog post up promoting the event, and today I found a comment that was in the "pending queue," from a man who heads up a PR consulting operation. His comment was:

Wow! Is this someone’s idea of workplace diversity? Apparently there aren’t any guys running successful PR shops.
(Please save your flames and address the questions)

In 2015. Just a few days after a report was published noting that, among S&P 1500 companies, there are more CEOs named John or David than there are women, total.

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Monday, 9 March 2015 14:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

is chaka khan a ceo now or wut lol

A MOOC, what's a MOOC? (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 9 March 2015 15:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

he needs to ask twitter when International Men's Day is OR IS THAT SEXIST?!?!
(It's Nov 19th)

see https://twitter.com/Herring1967 who has valiantly been putting people straight

kinder, Monday, 9 March 2015 18:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

Holy fuck those Jeffrey Wells blogs.... In what universe are Lena Dunham or Amy Schumer not "conventionally attractive"? Wells totally comes across as one of those whiny dudes who idolize "pickup artists" and fret over how alpha they are. In actuality, his every word oozes self-pity, lack of confidence, and general social ineptness - all the while spectacularly unaware that his unpopularity with women stems from his behavior and beliefs, not his looks.

Lee626, Monday, 9 March 2015 18:17 (1 month ago) Permalink


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