Archives for March 22, 2010

#MusicMonday Sweet Thing: It’s Urban Time!

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I love Keith Urban.

He’s the hottest man of country music in a pair of jeans.

@LindsTR, @KMskala (even though he won’t admit it) and I … we dieee each time he’s on the television screen. Not to mention  he has better hair than any women I know 🙂

Oh and did I mention that he’s also [Read more…]

What’s the Difference Between Women and Beer?

… apparently nothing according to the latest advert by Stella Artois.

Rigghhttt.

I mean most brewers use their adverts to tell their audiences how awesome their beers are, how drinking their beer will attract a beautiful woman, or how their beer is just the cool, tough man, incredible beer to drink.

But no, not Stella Artois, whose goal is to suggest that beer and women have one particular thing in common: to please men.

I mean the advertisement is pretty, I’m not going to lie about that. It’s nicely shot. The brunette is very pretty and the contrast of the two objects are pretty damn near awesome and perfect. Except that’s the problem, at least in my opinion, we’re talking about objects — women as objects.

Not cool. Not cool by a long shot.

There are far better and more creative ways to shoot a beer commercial — just ask Guinness or Johnnie Walker. Guinness adverts are always amazing. I have yet to see one I don’t like. Same goes for Johnnie Walker.

My two favourite adverts of all time are Guinness’s black and white surfer advert by the beach with the stallions of water and then Johnnie Walker’s the Man who Walked Around the World and the Striding Man in black and white to the song ‘In Caelum Fero.’

Speaking of which, have you seen this other nifty Stella advert?

Again, I don’t get it.

Is it just me?

Say it ain’t so!

I mean while, I’m a girlie girl, I think I have a sting of man-power in me somewhere. So if I were a dude, I wouldn’t find this at all appealing and as a woman, I’m a bit confused by the blatant sexism and absurdity of it all.

Umm, right so…

Dear Stella Artois,

I’m a girl and I drink beer too.

Don’t forget about my gender.

Sincerely,

Me xx.

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the ‘Little Pink Book’ delivered to your Kindle.

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