To kick off your Superbowl weekend, check out these 3 bits that you won’t (but should!) see during the game this Sunday — all are in response to the anti-choice, anti-equality, anti-gay Christian group Focus on the Family’s 2.5-million-dollar spot (that we mentioned the other day) featuring football star Tim Tebow and his mom talking about how she refused to have an abortion after doctors advised her to. Hey, good for Mrs. Tebow, who had the right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health! Guess we can now hold our breath until CBS runs an equally “appropriate” ad about preserving that right to choose:
Infomercial parodies are a fine art that only a few have mastered. But we think YourTango has just joined the ranks of elite spoofers with their “SpatSolver.” We guarantee you’ll be wishing this thing was real in seconds! Yeah, the commercial goes on a little too long, and the free “Apologizer” is pretty unfunny, but the site itself is impressively authentic looking and the bit about wearing the SpatSolver as a fashion accessory is Bumpits genius.
We’re not sure which is more disturbing: this video, or the 1,396 (and counting) comments that make us fear for the future of sex (and humanity), including such gems as:
It’s like my penis! Save your money ladies youï»¿ can get lean toned(lol) arms for free! You’ll be slapping away that arm flab in no time! You’re gonna love my nuts so message me for more info/meeting arrangements. Order now(cause I can’t do this all day) and I’ll tone your glutes and jaw for free!
shes jackin itï»¿ off
Iï»¿ fukken LOLed
They may asï»¿ well just give handjobs
i have a better idea for how she could build up someï»¿ arm muscle…
Doing it like that, she’ll get visible results in way less thanï»¿ 6 minutes.
WOW!! where is the unrated version of this!! where the girls are naked!! lol!!! wow!! was this suppose to give guys a work out too while watching it??? cuzï»¿ im sweating here
Mmmm. Thay can shake my weight . and god PLEASE brake out the tank topsï»¿
When every product from cars to instant rice tries to use sex to sell itself, it’s refreshing to see a commercial actually using sex appropriately. A new one from Durex (above, and the first in the list after the jump) reminded us that they’re the leaders in sex accessory promotion, with funny, clever, provocative, often US-banned spots that are sexier and subtler than any cheap Carl’s Jr ads.
Although the Internet has successfully reduced our collective attention span to the time it takes to watch “nunchucks pro” fall flat on his face, there are still some great online opportunities for enlightenment if you apply some patience and commitment. Fora.tv, for example, is a vast “collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates going on all the time at the world’s top universities, think tanks and conferences.” Basically, the kind of fascinating stuff that’s wasted on hungover college students. The videos will test the nerves of the ants in your pants, but the erudite cocktail-party conversation starters you walk away with will be worth it.
If you need a nudge to commit to an hour-long lecture without the benefit of an entire audience keeping you from walking away to check out the snacks in your fridge, why not start with those videos related to the universally-appealing and attention-grabbing topic of sex? There’s Michelle Goldberg on sex, power and the future of the world, Mary Roach on the curious coupling of science and sex, or CUNY’s panel discussion of America’s war on sexual rights. With this last one, Fora even breaks down the discussion into various parts so the inpatient among us can skip the excruciating 8-minute introduction and get right to the 90s seconds on the war on gay rights or the two minutes on the crackdown on masturbation.
Okay, we know it’s just one big commercial, but we don’t care: “Zack 16″ is a great little piece of movie-making. At the beginning of this 4-part series (which you can watch in one go), Zach wakes up to find his boy parts replaced by girl parts! Sure, it trades in some tired old cliches — e.g. girls like to bake and are obsessed with clothes — but all in all it’s a super sweet and subtle look at the trauma of puberty and the abyss of misunderstanding between boys and girls. The website is totally rad, too (if you’re into that whole Juno/Away We Go movie-art aesthetic).