Target Women: Story Time

In the latest episode of Target Women, Sarah Haskins takes a look at ads about magical cream cheese, ugly medusa hair, and every princess cliche you can think of. I think this might be my favorite one so far. “Milk will´╗┐ also bring sunshine to a land devastated by your period tears.” Sparkles!


June 11, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | Leave a comment

“So what I’m saying is, when you’re older, most of you will be gay. Anyone writing this stuff down? Parents?”

I wish Ellen DeGeneres spoke at my commencement. The speech she gave to the class of 2009 at Tulane University last week was really funny and insightful. Here is the video:

Via Feministing.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Homophobia, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Obama Arms

Here is another brilliant Target Women segment. This one deals with the scandal and controversy ignited by Michelle Obama’s bare arms…because apparently the media has nothing better to report on?

May 11, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism, politics | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Medicine

In the latest Target Women segment, Sarah Haskins takes on drug commercials. I love the Marx Brothers impression and the bit about sweatpants. I also like the ending since I always find the casual mention of death or serious illnesses as side effects to be a tad alarming. You can watch other episodes of Target Women here.

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | | Leave a comment

Miss California and Perez Hilton

I think this might be the best response I’ve heard to the incident between Miss California and Perez Hilton. I thought the Miss USA contestant was just being inarticulate, but the time traveler theory makes perfect sense!

You can watch Jay Smooth’s other videos at

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism, Homophobia, politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

Yesterday, December 19, marked seven years since one of my favorite movies, Fellowship of the Ring, came out in theaters. In honor of that, here are a couple clips from the Lord of the Rings DVDs.

Here’s a clip from the Fellowship of the Ring extended edition DVD in which Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan discuss an incident involving a splinter.

And here is an Easter Egg of a fake interview between Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan. Dom interviews Elijah via satellite while posing as a German interviewer. “When will you wear wigs??”

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Movies | | Leave a comment

Target Women: Lessons 2008

In the newest Target Women segment, Sarah Haskins reflects on lessons learned from the media in 2008. “I don’t know where Paraguay is!”

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December 19, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | | 2 Comments

Target Women: Jewelry

Another Target Women segment is here, and as usual it’s hilarious and spot on.

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FYI: If you’re thinking about buying a diamond but want to make sure it’s produced under ethical conditions and not being used to fund war, you can find resources at The Conflict Free Diamond Council.

December 14, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Vampires

In her newest Target Women segment, Sarah Haskins visits a “Twilight” poster signing to find out why teenage girls want to date vampires. I only heard of the “Twilight” phenomenon recently, but apparently the series is extremely popular. The movie, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, earned $70.5 million its opening weekend, making it the biggest opening weekend for a female director in history. A blogger at OverThinkingIt pointed out that once “Twilight” grosses over $187 million, it will become one of the top 100 highest grossing films in the U.S.

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December 9, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | 2 Comments

Target Women: Cleaning

I think this might possibly be the best Target Women segment yet.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | | Leave a comment

Target Women: Chick Flicks

The seventh installment of Target Women, which was up a few weeks ago, is dedicated to chick flicks. I love the photoshopping, and the Colin Firth mention.

September 8, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Birth Control

The newest Target Women segment is up, and as usual, Sarah Haskins is hilarious. This installment is all about birth control that is advertised as period control. “Fewer periods, yay! Now we don’t have to leave the tribe and sit in that hut for a week. That was a bummer.”

August 2, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Feeding Your F—ing Family

The newest segment of Target Women is up on Current TV. Once again, Sarah Haskins does a great job mocking ridiculous ads targeted towards women. This time she focuses on commercials aimed at moms who cook for their family. I don’t watch much TV so I haven’t seen a lot these, which is probably a good thing. That slow motion crock pot ad is just creepy. And I love the sarcasm bit Sarah does after the Tyson’s commercial. “Trumpets? Standing on chairs? Waffles? Fine, maybe I’ll move into grandma’s house and then everyone can have waffles every night!” Brilliant.

You can find links to other Target Women segments at my previous post here.

July 23, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism, Sexism | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plastic Bags

I found this slideshow posted on livejournal, and I think it does a great job of showing why we need to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are used (or better yet, ban them altogether). I had no idea that so many countries have already banned plastic bags!

And if you haven’t seen the music video for Canvas Bags by Tim Minchin, you should. Now.

July 17, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Environment, Music | , , | 1 Comment

Target Women: Proof that Sarah Haskins should have her own show

If you haven’t seen the Target Women segment on Current TV’s Infomania show, you really should. Every episode comedian Sarah Haskins has done so far has been brilliant. The feminist blogosphere loves her and Broadsheet declared her to be a girl crush, for good reason.

In the newest segment, Sarah focuses on annoying Botox ads that advise women to “express yourself” by paralyzing muscles in your face. Previous episodes have tackled yogurt ads (really, who eats yogurt at a wedding?), wedding shows (more evidence that Sarah rocks…”wait, that’s what I look like now!”), and the fight for women’s votes (“You watch Army Wives? I watch Army Wives! I’m voting for you!”).

Here is Target Women: Wedding Shows:

You can read an interview with Sarah Haskins at The Bastion.

July 2, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , , , | Leave a comment

“Oh, numnah!”

As you may know, Sameer Mishra, 13, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night. This clip of Sameer being asked to spell “numnah” is really funny:

He won the bee after correctly spelling “guerdon.” The second place winner, Sidharth Chand, 12, lost when he missed the “i” in “prosopopoeia.” At least “prosopopoeia” is an impressive word to lose over. I remember losing my eighth grade spelling bee after spelling “octopus” with a “u” instead of an “o.” I had out-spelled everyone in the eighth grade except for one other kid, and then came what should have been my easiest word: octopus. I still went home with a trophy, but I then had to face the embarrassment of admitting what my losing word was to anyone who asked. Needless to say, I didn’t go on to nationals. However, I did get my picture in the local paper. Of course, they misspelled my name.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | Comedy | | Leave a comment