So rather than get wired on caffeine (which is certain to turn my stomach into the lower GI equiv. of a roman candle) I'm putting my mind in park to recoup a bit before I head off to deal with other household needs... and hopefully find myself able to study again, just for sh-ts and giggles :< !
I've been wanting to do a parody of the "Eharmony.com" commercials for some time (ever notice how the couples are never mixed race, and always wear nauseatingly coordinated "lands end" outfits?) but even that kind of sardonic creativity is beyond me now, so I found some good parodies on Youtube, and some other fun stuff.
Women- know your limits!
70s era doll commercial... the mind just reels (and salivates) at the thought of a feminist deconstruction/critique of this one!
60s era Tupperware Party commercial... another one I'd just love to sink my feminist teeth into... the scary thing is that- unlike the first video- this is FOR REAL, they actually lived that way, and looked at women that way!
Finally, a brilliant original piece by Brittany Dolynchuk
In her own words she describes it thusly...
This video is mean't to show how young girls look at magazines and see a distorted unrealistic Photoshopped images that are meant to depict real beauty. It tries to show some of the crazy things young girls and women do to themselves in order to meet such an impossible standard. It is inspired by the commercial from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, and I think it really is self explanatory in showing how we have lost our grasp on what it really means to be truly beautiful inside and out.
Now on to the "E-harmony" parodies, with no additional commentary or ado.
This one is a real commercial, but is very well done, very funny, and does raise the same issue I wonder about with them.
"E-disharmony.com" parody... very funny and edgy/offensive.