Behind the Scenes at Camp Gyno, the "Best Tampon Ad in the History of the World"

Since being posted early Monday morning, the "Camp Gyno" video advertisement for the period-supply subscription service Hello Flo has racked up almost 2 1/2 million views and been called the "funniest period commercial ever" by ABC News, the "best tampon ad in the history of the world" by HuffPo, and the "ad of the year" by Buzzfeed.

The fuss around the video has done a lot to highlight the retrograde stagnation of tampon ads at large, as well as the fact that anything related to woman's reproduction is an instant, wheel-spinning controversy magnet. You might remember this "Are Tampons Anti-Feminist?" piece from earlier [...]


Tell Us What You Really Think, Kayak

"Mostly, I just thought the show sucked." —Kayak just issued a press release explaining why they pulled ads from All American Muslim and it's pretty much the best reason.


The Actual Couple Seem Sweet and Funny

Where slim women and professional men meet and exchange protein strands.


Lovecraftian is an Underused Adjective

There is something worse than those ads featuring the talking baby.

"I see it– coming here– hell-wind– titan-blur– black wings– Yog-Sothoth save me– the three-lobed burning eye…"

Click through at your own risk.


Writer's Block

The moral of this ad for being born a Coppola fancy clothing is when you are all out of good ideas, go get drunk at a party and then try to get hit in the head with a champagne bottle. That will shake things up! (The Coppolas do not make actual champagne so you're on your own with that one.) Unrelated… or is it? Yes, it is: here's a 22-minute rap that is pretty great for at least the first five of those, which might say something about how long songs should be.