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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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Re: Dr. Pepper Ten

naus, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:15 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp

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- 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Yorkie" sounds like such a girl thing though.

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is that part of the joke?

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:55 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Danica Patrick...

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^Was just coming to post that.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

ha

asshole

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:40 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Which is probably what they wanted all along but whatever.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

...

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I really don't understand society sometimes

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Arr, that be Cuntry Loife buttr.

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cuntry Crock

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:08 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think we need a thread of this stuff

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

".. and the ladies that love them!"

(soz)

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

brands for MENS

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

we had the dockers thread didn't we

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

marketing of masculinity

I approve of this manly spinoff tho

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:31 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^ both disgusting imo

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:15 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure it's just for wanking

sarahell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:38 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

cigar box

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

*shudders*

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

TOO FAR GUYS, TOO FAR

wolf kabob (ENBB), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/sexual-harassment-as-ethical-imperative-the-ugly-side-of-fighting-games

'this is sexist' ? they say it's part of the game uhuhuhu

Sébastien, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there is a really stupid part of the gaming community that insists trash talk is normal and sometimes even necessary, and that anything goes.

riiiiiiight

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

wtf at that, really

little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

"necessary" !

Mark G, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

'this is sexist' ?

yes

Mordy, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kind of laughing at StarCraft 2 as a comparative point of positivity, in that there are still a bunch of morons who think launching into sexuality-based insults or racial slurs at the beginning of a game is funny. Not all that many, but it happens.

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm stumbling at the concept of a streaming internet show where you watch people play video games.

beachville, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Addendum: I tried to address questions I received within this post, but if you have any others, or just general feedback, you can email me at juliajwertz(at)gmail(dot)com.

Second Addendum: I had no idea this post was going to blow up the way it did. I’d like to thank everyone who shared and supported it. I have received a lot of encouraging emails, for which I am very grateful. I’ve also received a lot of criticism, some of which was clearly overly defensive, and some that has been very insightful for me. People who criticized my repeated use of the words men and women have a good point, and I’ve adjusted some things accordingly. Those who pointed out the incompleteness of my post are right in that I was working with just one blog post and I didn’t want to write a novel. The topic is much more broad, of course, but this is just my small input. There is no shortage of other information online and in books about this issue, in no way did I mean to present my point of view as comprehensive, or to speak for anyone but myself and the women in my life with whom I’ve spent years discussing this with. And while I appreciated some of the criticism, I found it interesting that the emails which veered toward unnecessary semantic nitpicking all came from men. Not a single woman took me to task for my word choices. I am not going to get into that for sake of time, but I will leave it up to you to interpret that as you wish. And for the record, many of the emails I received were from men who were very supportive, some of whom even brought to my attention certain things I should elaborate on, which I might do at a later time. But for now, thank you to everyone who supported this piece.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:32 (9 months ago) Permalink

aaand even more:

http://www.juliawertz.com/2015/10/05/addendum/

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 October 2015 19:04 (9 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
1 month passes...

Is this sexist?

"
"'Tokyo' is the story of a man who loses interest in his wife and fantasizes about leaving her. His loss of interest is not merely a reflection of his feelings, but rather his unwillingness to grow old and the challenge age puts to his ego. His experience illuminates our societal obsession with youth culture and our ingrained fear of aging and loss of power. We value women only in the virgin ideal, often because they are thought to be conquerable and and a vessel for validating dominance. We would prefer to live in the fantasy of young skin rather than face our growth and relinquish control to our inevitable death.
"

calstars, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 18:55 (6 months ago) Permalink


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