Tag Archives: Copyranter

The Gay Braveheart Battle Speech

Buzzfeed’s Copyranter writes: Every September, Lisbon hosts Queer Lisboa, “the sole Portuguese Film Festival dedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual themed films.” And every year, for several years now, Queer Lisboa comes out with an epic promo video ad. Last year, it was “The Death of the Gay Cliche.” In 2011, it was “Mister Pink,” a ...

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New Toshiba Ad Called “Homo-Queasy”

Buzzfeed’s Copyranter writes: The commercial, titled “Math Notes,” is one of three new not-that-funny “funny” ads via Toshiba Canada aiming directly at the college boy market. As David Gianatasio at AdFreak points out, the spots “gotcha” moment relies on what GLAAD has dubbed the “Homo-queasy” advertising linchpin. My first reaction was: ‘that ain’t funny.’ My second reaction was: ‘that ain’t ...

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“Ultra-Distressed” Sneakers: $1975

Copyranter: “They appear to be extremely authentically ‘ultra-distressed.’ You can’t put a price tag on this level of fake realness.” Now available at Barney’s, of course.

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In Case You Were Wondering

Via Copyranter.

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Uh….

Seen at the Belk department store chain. (Via Copyranter)

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Meh Mix

Copyranter notes the disappointed look of the cat on the generic bag. If I tried serving that stuff to Shelley, she’d punish me by scattering the contents of her bowl over every inch of the apartment.

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Ad Placement Of The Day

Copyranter found this in the NYC subway. Best comment: “Bond. James Wilkes Bond.”

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Billboard Of The Day

Seems about right. (Via Copyranter)

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Kerning Fail

I curse the day that I learned what kerning is. Source.

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It’s Time To Boycott Allstate!

Copyranter raves: “So many LGBT-targeted ads are lamely pandering or just plain uncreative. This is pretty impressive, especially coming from a $31 billion insurance company. Million Moms mayhem momentarily.”

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Dickhead

Copyranter reports on the latest safer sex ad out of Germany: Translation: “Don’t risk your neck. Your decision for safer sex at love-rocks.de.” Got that, dickheads? Something like “Don’t think with your dick” would have been a better headline. One of these images is bad enough, but the ad agency, JWT in Frankfurt, felt that five were needed to convey ...

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Taco Bell Vs Old Spice

(Via Copyranter)

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California LGBT Anti-Smoking Ad

It seems like they could have come up with a better phone number than 1-800-No-Butts. (Via Copyranter)

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Billboard Of The Day

Source.

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Today In Copy Editing

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Look Magazine Flashback

Embiggen the image or go here. I scored 11!

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Pornstaches In Old Cigarette Ads

The pornstache was once a staple of manly cigarette ads. Head over to Copyranter for a flashback selection of examples.

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Headline Of The Day

Via Copyranter.

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Established Men

Copyranter wonders: “1. Because if she doesn’t study, she’ll end up with a fat bald rich guy—like we feature on our site? 2. Because if she doesn’t study, she won’t end up with a fat bald rich guy—like we feature on our site?”

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North Carolina’s New Lunch Counter?

Copyranter points us to the website Every 1 Against 1, where you can download anti-Amendment One images to post on your Facebook profiles and elsewhere.

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