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Oct 31 2012

And people complained about MY Venn diagrams!

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These ads for some service called Speck apparently ran recently in New York. I’m sure New Yorkers have more important things to worry about right now, but I thought I’d catch the rest of you all up on this ad, which completely mangles the very concept of the Venn diagram to a far greater degree …

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Oct 21 2012

That Mitchell and Webb Look on gendered TV ads

That Mitchell and Webb Look is the same series that resulted in that Homeopathic Hospital sketch that like everyone in the skeptical blogosphere has posted at some time, that ‘atheist miracle watermelon’ sketch that everyone in the atheist blogosphere has posted at some time, and the “How would BBC1 handle an alien invasion” sketch I …

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Jul 03 2012

What’s better than sex?

According to a Salon article, surveys are trying to make the answer to that question “everything”. I had to wonder: Why have these sex-devaluing surveys become so popular? In part, it’s good business. Take a survey finding that 43 percent of Canadians would choose bacon over sex – it was conducted by Maple Leaf Foods …

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Jan 08 2012

French car ad shows gay marriage, declares “times have changed”

Via Copyranter, a French ad for the Renault Twingo shows gay marriage as a matter of course. This proves to the cynic in me that there is no social change so great that it cannot be used to sell you something. At least that is an immutable fact of our society! Very cute otherwise. It …

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