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Dana Loesch Can't Believe People Are So Angry About Her NRA Ad That All But Calls for Civil War

The NRA is getting a little of the sweet, white-hot outrage they so crave with a new and deranged ad featuring their spokesperson, pundit Dana Loesch. The ad explicitly positions Real Americans against the violent, lying left, and—given that it’s an ad for a gun lobbying organization—it reads a lot like a call to…

A Russian Cybersecurity Company Is Selling Perfume For People Who Don't Want to Be Hacked

I wish I could say “you can’t make this up,” but, honestly, if I’d gone into advertising, I might have. There’s no doubt that “cyber attacks” are in the air, or at least the news, practically every day. During the presidential debates, “cyber” (aka “the cyber”) was invoked so often it was virtually a conjunction, and…

xoJane Runs Essay Recommending a 'Breakup Box' By a Lady Who Does Marketing for Breakup Boxes

In a wonderful, wonderful demonstration of how the Internet Personal Essay Economy can go awry, xoJane ran a personal essay by a lady named Brenna Phares, about how she recovered from her painful breakup with the use of a “breakup box.” Turns out Brenna works for the company she was writing about, which she didn’t…

Honestly, This NRA Ad About 'Flower Child' Obama Versus Brave Patriotic Gator Wrestlers is Spectacular

The NRA is in the midst of constantly re-branding itself, as is necessary when you’re the most powerful gun lobbying group in a nation where everyone, including children, are constantly murdering each other with guns. Honestly, though, this two-month-old ad, part of a series on how brave and tough Americans are: It’s …

Clinton and Sanders Both Release New York Ads Reminding You They're Not Bigoted Monsters 

In the lead-up to New York’s April 19 primary, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have released NY-centric ads focusing on the fact that they’re not hideous bigots. Sanders’ ad focuses on his “New York values,” as a subtle fuck-you to Ted Cruz, while the Clinton ad focuses on the terrifying nightmare that is a…

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