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Moms have been freaking over this Motrin ad:
Here’s the story
Big pharma Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has rolled out a Web clip in which a snarky, knowing commentator gripes about the social pressure to “wear” babies in slings, carriers, etc‚Äìand the Motrin-ready aches that “wearing” a baby can cause. And in the last few days lots of blogger/Twitterers have agreed that:
• The ad is offensive.
• Motrin/JNJ doesn’t “get” social marketing.
• Something should be done! Maybe a boycott.
There’s even a protest video that hilariously uses “Danny Boy” as its soundtrack.
Hearing their Twitter-rage, the company has since pulled the ad and issued an apology. We can’t help but adore this spoof ad just posted on YouTube (below). Sure the original ad was dumb and overly snarky, but come on, aren’t there worse things to get upset about? [hat tip Jezebel]
From our mail bag. Why do we keep hearing about this shit happening at Union Pool?
We were in the back room at Union Pool on Wednesday night for an event. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the back room of Union Pool, but there’s a bar, a stage, and a balcony with stairs leading up to it.The place was really crowded with spectators that night and there were roughly seven people on the stairs, including my girlfriend, J., and 2 other friends of ours. I was on stage.
My buddy J. was the only black guy in the whole place.
Early in the event this white guy, likely in his 40′s—beard, darker hair, medium build, short hair, pretty non-descript—goes plowing up the stairs through the people to get to the balcony, muttering about people being on the stairs, but really shoves J. hard. J. says something to the effect of ‘Stop pushing people dude’ and the guy gets in his face with ‘just get out of my way’ and goes on up.
Soon after he comes plowing back down, but this time puts his hand on J.’s face and shoves him, very much singling him out. J., quite naturally says again ‘Yo dude, stop pushing people’ and the guy gets in his face again.
Then, he goes back down, gets the two bouncers, who come to the stairs, not even knowing who they’re supposed to be looking for. The guy points to J., they put their hands on him, he says ‘get your fucking hands off me.’ One of the bouncers says something about J.’s ‘attitude’ and tells him he’s got to go, which he does, with my other two friends following him out.
I’m on stage for all of this so I missed the whole thing. I got this story from my girlfriend and all three of the other guys, plus some girl who was standing on the stairs too. They were all saying how weird it was.
Important note: after the show, I’m telling this story to a friend of mine’s boyfriend, who says to me ‘oh yeah I used to work here I’m not surprised. They’re totally racist here, this shit happens all the time’
I didn’t get to talk to him long enough to find out who ‘they’ are. But wtf.
Later i found this:
Bottom line: J. was the only black guy there, and it was packed. Even if this isn’t a race thing, the guy was a prick regardless, and they seem to have a record of this kind of shit. J. did nothing wrong, nothing I wouldn’t have done myself.
I’m particularly pissed since my band has played there many many times and brought them plenty of drink-buying people, we even had a record-release show there a couple years ago which sold out. This particular night brought a huge crowd too, and while i’m doing my monkey act on stage, they’re throwing out my friend, who didn’t even want to raise a stink over this. All three of them are like ‘hey man it is what it is, don’t sweat it’
An added sting is that these guys don’t hang out in ‘hipsterland’. I.e. they’re the kinds of guys who use that word. Know what i mean? So I talk them into coming to this event my other friends and I put on, and they get kicked out inside of 20 minutes. Just fanning the flames of the ‘fuck williamsburg’ thing.
We haven’t seen anything this terrible/hilarious since the One Bank ballad hit the internets. A tribute to David Ogilvy:
Christophe Legris for Stuff Hipsters Don’t Like
While I never made it out to the Mr and Miss Williamsburg pageant last weekend, it turns out one participant is exposing the organizers and saying it was all a sham!
Misha fielded our questions before we did a run through of how events would proceed. She also instructed us not to tell anyone from ‚”the press” that the whole applicant process was rigged! Sorry, Misha. Welcome to the 21st Century where ordinary people and seasoned journalists alike can blow your cover in the blogoshpere! Also on the list of things not to talk about was the Colt 45 story (fabricated publicity stunt) and the fact that almost all of the contestants were Misha’s friends from college.
Well that isn’t surprising. If you want to view a whole lot of people from New Jersey pretending to be from Williamsburg, check out Lola’s photo album on Picasa, or just click through the jump for a picture of our newly crowned Ms. Williamsburg chugging a PBR while simultaneously taking her underwear off while wearing an American Apparel onesie. Whew, I feel gross just typing that. Where’d the innocence go?! Somebody, please, spray me with Ecto-Cooler and take me to church.
A “terrorist fist jab”? WTF???!!! Watch MSNBC slam Fox:
A press conference by Gary Kasparov is interrupted by a flying penis.