'advertisements' on Serious Eats

Video: Women in Modern Beer Ads

Remember the good ole days when beer commercials didn't portray women as shrewish, crazyfaced people? When they would flop around in congo lines, usually string bikini-clad? According to Erin Gibson, host of Current TV's show Modern Lady, those days are over. "Women in beer commercials have gone from big-boobied eye candy to the enemy." (And that "to the enemy" part was in a slow-mo voice, which there should be a font for.) According to Gibson, humiliating ladyfolk physically or psychologically is the norm for beer companies these days. Have you noticed a shift in the representation of women in beer ads? More

Vintage Meat Photo Pool

Photograph from Be the HBIC on Flickr Browsing through the Vintage Meat pool on Flickr is an adventure. An adventure of questionable food styling, uncommon recipes, charming illustrations, and whatever's going on in this photo. [via The Retro Blog] Related Share the Meat! Propaganda Posters Sausage Art in Russia Photo of the Day: Meatscapes... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

North Korea's First Beer Ad (above): "It represents the new look of Pyongyang...It will be a familiar part of our lives." [AdFreak] Food Safety: "We're going to make our new priority preventing (food contamination) from happening in the first place," says VP Biden. [USAT] Regulating School Snack Food: Bill would give USDA oversight even when it comes to school vending machines. [Reuters] Nutritional Labels: Statistics and influence of calorie-labeling on fast-food menus not quite there yet. [WSJ] Napa Valley: The state of the restaurant scene in wine country. [LAT] Convenience Foods: Not all that convenient? [Grist] Nice Jugs: "Jug wines are the Paul Blart: Mall Cop of wines, lovable yet ridiculed." Still, there are some good bottles to be... More

British Pomegranate Juice Gets Your Juices Flowing

Pomegreat advertisement from Chimp Media Monitoring If you want to be sexy, you have to take care of your body. And you know what that means—scatter a truckload of pomegranates around your bed and eat them, all the time. While naked. If you can't do that, the next best thing is to drink buckets of pomegranate juice made by Pomegreat. Because "Sex kittens don't drink milk," and Pomegreat will "Get the juices flowing." ...What? I was going to drink pomegranate juice because I was thirsty. I think I'll stick with water. [via Chimp Media Monitoring... More

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