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Actor, Not Fish, Should Have Been Used for Asthma Ad

Perhaps you’ve seen the 30-second television commercial included above. In it, a child’s voice, describing what it’s like to experience an asthma attack, says, “I feel like a fish with no water.” The voice-over plays while an actual fish out of water struggles to breathe. The ad was produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which insists that […]

Joni Ernst: Castrating Pigs and Selling Savagery in Iowa

Joni Ernst would like us to believe that she’s qualified to serve in the U.S. Senate because she has a lot of experience mutilating animals. Ernst is one of five Republican candidates vying to run for the seat Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin will vacate when he retires at the end of his current term. And […]

Could Ad-Slogan Translation App Inspire People to Go Vegan?

My good friend Monty Gelstein and I were traveling through eastern Connecticut, in a northbound lane (eastbound, actually) of Interstate 95, when I prepared to pass a slow-moving 18-wheeler whose offensive ad slogan caught my eye. “What does that say?” I asked Monty, my eyeglass prescription in need of updating. “From the ocean floor to […]

New Herman Cain Ad Depicts Rabbit Being Shot

I’d all-but forgotten about the national embarrassment that is Herman Cain until I was made aware of his latest video advertisement. Upon its release, Politico reporter Tim Mak (whose bio page could really use some biographical information) described the spot thus: “Former presidential candidate Herman Cain released a video Monday involving the depiction of a rabbit […]