What ads did you watch on YouTube in 2014? Does anything stand out in your mind? Was there a specific character like the Old Spice man or a cute kid that stole your heart? Can’t think of one? Me, neither. It was a funny year for online video ads. When I looked at the newly […]
Tired of eating the same old thing? This week's meal plan will not only keep things exciting, but also super easy! We're putting a new spin on a meal plan favorite with Ginger "Beef" with Broccoli (NEW!) while spicing things up with the Southwestern Quinoa Tabbouleh (NEW!). Show More Summary
There’s always a holiday conundrum for folks who enjoy the season but don’t enjoy the same old yuletide classics: Do you give in to the seeming inevitability of the tried-and-true, or do you try and spice it up a little? If you findShow More Summary
OK, stop. Cross off Old Spice, bath salts, and socks (novelty or not) from your shopping list. However much your grandparents tell you that just seeing your smiling face at Christmas is present enough, we all know they deserve better than a hasty purchase from the ‘on offer’ shelf at your local chemist. Show More Summary
Our collection of great new ads this week includes work for Old Spice, BMW, Greene King IPA, and the new Hobbit film. First up though is a cheeky little Christmas film for Maille gourmet mustard...
There is something magical about a freshly baked loaf of old fashioned gingerbread. The warm spices fill the room with the scent of the holidays.
Old Spice Muscle Music from Terry Crews on Vimeo. Given the technology, I see no reason why he wouldn’t have written his music like this too. Think of the third to fourth movement transition in the fifth symphony…one of the...
He’s played football, hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and starred in sitcoms and Old Spice commercials. And in many ways, he’s embodied a comically hyper-masculine ideal, sometimes with a softer side. Now, Terry Crews is modeling how to be a male feminist ally. … Read More
Salt-rimmed margaritas (or salt-rimmed anything, really) may be currently out of favor, but here’s one idea if you want to bring the trend back at your home bar: Use colored salts instead of boring old white ones. The Spice Lab, … Continue...Show More Summary
If you thought Old Spice's body spray commercials couldn't get any creepier, you're oh so wrong. The men's grooming company recently released its "Dadsong" commercial -- which is a follow-up to its weird yet mesmerizing "Momsong" adShow More Summary
Thinkthedoting,creepy,sure-I’ll-watch-my-son-have-sexmothersofOldSpice’s“Momsong”commercial werehorrifying?NodoubttheystruckfearintothelivesofmillionsofteenageboysacrossAmerica,butnowits sequelisabouttoturnthedialto11.“Dadsong”featuShow More Summary
Old Spice this week unveiled "Dadsong," its second lunatic 60-second musical via Wieden + Kennedy—the sequel to the award-winning "Momsong" from a year ago. Clearly, the music on a commercial like this isn't just an important component—it's the main component, around which everything revolves. Show More Summary
Nothing spices up a humdrum Tuesday like a hot bikini body! Thanks to Eva Longoria for providing us with one! The actress shared a photo on Instagram of herself striking a pose from her old cheerleading days by a hotel pool in Miami on Monday! That tiny red bikini made her tan pop! Eva also posted this caption: "Me and [...]
Bloody Mary is looking pretty spry at 80 years old. The cocktail was born when a St. Regis New York Hotel bartender named Fernand ?Pete? Petiot spiced up a tomato juice and vodka libation with celery salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon and Worcestershire sauce ? reinventing his simple cocktail formerly enjoyed at Harry?s Bar in Paris. Show More Summary
A high-end Indian restaurant is the newest addition to the Circular Quay dining scene. They are offering up old Delhi street food like jhal muri and Mumbai...
Well, at least some boomers are happy their sons are smelling good and growing up. Old Spice's new "Dadsong" ad provides a goofy counterpoint to the fragrance's equally silly "Momsong," in which mothers lament that Old Spice is turning their boys to men. Moms still can't let it go in the new spot, but leave it to the dads to sing a different -- and hilarious -- tune.
In my last post, I suggested a connection between spices and democracy. This notion sent Professor Rao, my old friend and foil, into paroxysms of laughter. RAO (holding his belly): What?? What on earth do spices have in common with democracy? We all know spices on the Silk Road were luxury items enjoyed by aristocrats only. Show More Summary
Old Spice follows up on its totally wacked out Mom Song with a tune by FotC’s Bret McKenzie about a little boy growing up to be a man because he used scented body sprays. Dad seems a lot happier that Junior has grown up than Mom doe...
W+K has a new spot for Old Spice’s “#SmellcometoManhood” campaign entitled “Dadsong,” a follow-up to to the goofy musical “Momsong,” in which mothers lament Old Spice turning their sons into men while engaging in some pretty creepy behavior. The...Show More Summary
The single most requested dessert at our Thanksgiving table is pumpkin pie. (The second being apple pie.) In fact, pumpkin pie is so synonymous with the holidays that during this time you can find “pumpkin spiced” everything, from lattes to donuts. Continue reading "Suzanne’s Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie" »