Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm so sick of jewelry commercials...

I'll be glad when the holidays are over if for no other reason than we'll finally be rid of all these damn jewelry commercials. But I really really hate this one:

I can't really pinpoint what it is exactly in this commercial that pisses me off. I guess it's that the man is getting praised for giving the dog a bath. And that makes him some sort of ideal man. I'm assuming they live together, so it's his dog too. He should be washing the dog every once in a while. I guess I'm supposed to be impressed that he skipped out on watching a sporting event with his friends in order to bathe the dog? I'm not. I'm confused. If I came home and found that my significant other had blown off plans with his friends to give our dog a bath... I'd be suspicious about his motives. Is there something romantic about abandoning your social life for no apparent reason? But I guess the point of the commercial is that men like this don't actually exist, so buy your woman's love with diamonds. I think the commercial enforces unfortunate gender stereotypes (men should be praised whenever they do something domestic! ) and paints a weird picture of relationships.

Here's a brilliant episode of Target Women that pretty much sums up what annoys me about Jewelry commercials. The only thing she doesn't mention is that the jewelry in the Christmas tree commercial (the first one she makes fun of) is ugly. That's my biggest issue with that one.

If you can't view the video, go here:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Go Back.

According to facebook, I have already done something "tomorrow." (Click the picture to embiggen.) Time travel is awesome, yo!

Also, I purposefully left in the ads along the right side of the page when I was cropping. I just wanted to point out that when I was listed as "single" I was only getting ads for fad diets and dating services (the latter I tagged as "irrelevant", the former as "offensive"), now that I'm listed as "in a relationship" I get ads for engagement rings and other wedding shit. It's not as pronounced as when I was listed as "single," but Facebook's targeted ads are ridiculous. Because all single girls need to lose weight and find a man, and all girls with boyfriends want to get married. Now. I literally LOLed out loud when I changed my relationship status and the very first ad when I refreshed my profile was an ad for engagement rings. Ha! Even when I do get engaged, I don't want a diamond, so there!

(And, in case it wasn't obvious, my subject line is a reference to Diane Court's valedictorian speech.)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Everything is better as a Musical

Also, everything is better with a little NPH.

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die