Elizabeth M. and Toban B. sent in a clip from the British TV show “That Mitchell and Webb Look” that has a humorous take on how advertisers target men and women:
Sad but true.
"You're inadequate!" vs. "You rule!"
excellent! in a depressing sort of way...
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Hasn't Sarah Haskins been doing this for over a year?
@Lindsey We don't have Sarah Haskins in the UK.
@Lindsey: Sarah Haskins has been doing it for over a year, but if you've seen one of her videos, you've seen them all.
I don't think it's fair to say that anyone who humorously comments on how advertisers target women is ripping off Sarah Haskins. Besides, she seems to concentrate more the methods they use, and this video (which I found very funny, by the way) concentrates on the messages themselves.
Hank, do you oversimplify everything in life like that? I've learned a lot of different things from Sarah Haskins. She's great for a laugh, too. I don't find her videos monotonous, anything but.
That looks like a great show, wish my local DVD place would carry it.
(Not to crassly promote my own blog, but I posted another brilliant"Mitchell and Webb" clip just last week.)
I'm in the UK too :p
And true, Mitchell and Webb probably haven't seen her show, these ideas are present everywhere, it was just the bit about bloaty tummy and achy head that reminded me of her segment on medicines.
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