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December 31, 2009

AT&T Drops Tiger Woods For Reaching Out and Touching Someone

Woods_tiger_concerned_squatting In the light of Tiger Woods' transgressions AT&T has become the most recent in a long line of sponsors to drop Tiger as a spokesperson.

I guess they meant "reach out and touch someone" metaphorically. 


December 24, 2009

Michael Jordan is Now Suing Grocery Stores

Picture 10 Michael Jordan is suing some Chicago grocery stores for using his image without permission. Fortunately for Jordan this should be a slam dunk.

*rim shot*


December 18, 2009

BeTaMaXMas Is Perfect for a Snowy Weekend

TV A bunch of us are anticipating a pretty hefty snowfall this weekend. The perfect activities for such weather are baking, drinking hot chocolate, and watching TV shows...from your childhood.


December 16, 2009

Madonna's Dolce & Gabbana Campaign

Madonna0Is Madonna the ultimate "MILF"? (A term I hate by the way, but I live under the mob rule of pop culture, doncha know.) The brains (or whatever) behind the new print Dolce & Gabbana campaign seen in this week's Italian Vanity Fair certainly seem to think so.


December 15, 2009

Domino's Pizza Resurrecting the Noid

The_noid Until I had heard about this the other day, I had blissfully forgotten about Domino's ill-conceived advertising campaign of the late 1980s. But now, the Noid is making a slow comeback. And...argh!


Zombie Chic

Picture 7 We all remember heroin chic, right? Remember Kate Moss looking like she was at death's door and she just rolled out of bed after a week long bender to answer it?

Now there is something on the other side of the grave.


December 14, 2009

Grey's Anatomy Is STILL Not On, But I Got Some Of Dr. Shepherd's New Cologne And It's Liquid Sex

Patrick_dempsey Patrick Dempsey has his own Avon fragrance called Unscripted and I never smelled it because I never got a free bottle. But Avon sent me his second fragrance, Patrick Dempsey 2, and it smells really good. Talk about a lazy name, though. I would've called it McEau de Toilette. I bet Patrick Dempsey was having a bad day and Avon was bugging him about a name and he just barked "PATRICK DEMPSEY 2!"


December 04, 2009

James Lipton Doesn't Want To See You Naked, Dude

Inside-actors-studio  Oh James Lipton. Erstwhile host of the pompously awesome "Inside The Actor's Studio" has made the correct move of knowing that making fun of himself is comedy gold. WITNESS.


December 01, 2009

Subway's Mostly Disastrous Advertising Record Redeems Itself...Slightly

Jared-pants The smell of Subway made me sick when I was pregnant and I still can't really eat there now, almost 8 years later. So, really, their advertising has no effect on me one way or the other. Therefore, I can offer a totally objective assessment.


November 10, 2009

New New Moon TV Spot

Screen-capture Because, apparently, a bunch of you people care about this or something. heh.


November 09, 2009

Scarlett Johansson's Dolce & Gabbana Ads

Scar_jo_ad-smSpeaking of photoshopping... Egads.


November 04, 2009

DirecTV Won't Let Stars Rest In Peace

Chris_Farley It started out as a clever, yes, a very clever gimmick. Recreate famous movie scenes with the original stars to shill for DirecTV. But what happens when the recreated scene features a celebrity who has gone to meet their maker? Do it anyway, taste and tact be damned!


September 22, 2009

Heroes Recap: Nobody Wins

Clam-chowder-2Last night was the season premiere of Heroes, brought to you by Boston and clam chowder.  I was excited.  I was also tired after dealing with important parenting matters.  Heroes was to be my escape.  It was 2 hours long, now with an extra hour of commercials!

It turns out that I couldn't remember crap from last season.  I was lost at times, but instead of a smoke monster I had a warm beer and a lot of questions.  Apparently last season didn't leave much of an impression.  I checked to make sure House was being recorded.


What Fox—And Other Networks—Can Learn From 'Glee'


Yesterday, Fox announced that its new musical/comedy show, Glee, has been given the go-ahead for a full 22-episode season. While this has definite implications for my future as a recapper, it says far more about the success of Fox's marketing campaign for the show, which began with a post-American Idol airing of the pilot and led to a five-month, buzz-generating viral marketing campaign that took full advantage of the popularity of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

So why did Fox give Glee such a fantastic running start rather than a show like, say, Dollhouse, which had a built-in following of Whedonites to help a similar campaign go viralFurthermore, why doesn't Fox give similar promotional backing to other new and returning shows in its lineup? This is pure speculation, but I'm willing to bet it has a lot to do with the Big Fours' simultaneous fear and dismissal of web entertainment and the internet in general, and its out-of-touch perception that only tweens and teens are actually paying any attention to the internet. 


September 03, 2009

I Think The Twilight Phenomenon May Be Approaching Maximum Ridiculosity

Twilight_edward_bella_lunchbox I know, this is sort of like the National Weather Service issuing a tornado warning when you're halfway to Oz. Nevertheless, the number of people and manufacturers crawling out of the woodwork to grab a piece of the Twilight-related merchandise pie has reached a critical mass. If you don't believe that it's worse than any other popular film, maybe you should take a look at some of this crap.


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