1-800-FLOWERS Teams Up with Robin Thicke for Worst Promotion Ever

Guys. GUYS. Who would you say is currently the number-one name in romance? Acceptable answers to that question include: Literally anyone but Robin Thicke. And so why, in the name of St. Valentine, is 1-800-FLOWERS.com currently holding a big promotion with the world's saddest-sack dirtbag? » 7/10/14 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

PETA Discovers Nonexistent Link Between Dairy and Autism

PETA's scientists have been hard at work creating new and sensational ways to get you to fear meat and dairy. While I agree that a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle is an excellent choice, spreading fear and false information is not the way to gain converts. It's dishonest at best and dangerous at worst. And this ad, which… » 6/01/14 2:36pm 6/01/14 2:36pm

Heineken Sponsors Shoe Sale So Ladies Leave Men Alone to Watch Soccer

The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid is this Saturday, and, if you're familiar with tired tropes about how women are all basically mean mommies who want to ruin men's fun, that can only mean one thing: ladies are going to bug their boyfriends and husbands about watching The Big Game.… » 5/23/14 6:00pm 5/23/14 6:00pm

This Might Be the Worst Ad Placement Ever

You'd think that someone — ANYONE — would have caught this before this issue of the Anchorage Daily News hit the news stands on Sunday, but nope — a sticker advertising tree removal business TBF Services with the catchy slogan "Got Stumps?" really was placed over an article about a triathlete with a prosthetic leg. » 5/12/14 4:40pm 5/12/14 4:40pm

This Milk Commercial Is the Most Pornographic Jizz-Fest I've Ever Seen

So, I was just bopping through my typical morning routine today, hate-reading the Daily Mail and watching Corey Feldman interviews on YouTube (yikes, don't hold back, Wendy Williams!), when an auto-play pop-up ad overwhelmed my screen. It was a commercial for milk—part of their new campaign, "Milk Life"—encouraging… » 4/21/14 4:30pm 4/21/14 4:30pm

Bourbon Ad Aired During Mad Men Last Night Was Dumb, Sexist

When I see a man drinking bourbon, I expect him to be the sort of man who likes to drink bourbon. I guess I could project some kind of cartoonishly rugged masculinity onto him — like the ability to build a bookshelf from scratch without math and picture myself watching adoringly/helplessly while he does so. But since… » 4/14/14 5:15pm 4/14/14 5:15pm

Dove's Latest Commercial Is Their Most Bullshit Yet

Dove has moved their marketing strategy away from merely using "Real Women" as models and towards manipulating "Real Women" as part of totally unscientific experiments that prove nothing. The latest iteration of this project is Dove Patches, a patch for your arm full of a magic substance that makes you feel more… » 4/09/14 11:20am 4/09/14 11:20am