Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #3 (updated)

A short post this go-round:

Check out Ganda's thoughts on the Rachel Ray fracas entitled "Yum-O" is Arabic for "There is no God but Allah". Her post is funny, smart, and worth your time to read.

Hey, more ridiculous photoshopping! This time, Lancome Men airbrushes all of the sexy crags out of Clive Owen's face, rendering him unrecognizable. If nothing else, what's the point of having a celeb hawk your wears if the consumer can't recognize your A-list star? (Oh yes that, and the problem of continual media propaganda creating unrealistic body images for all!)

Way to ruin one of the great pleasures of summer, Newsweek. Why is it such a sin to eat silky, delicious, premium ice cream? To quote the humorous and intelligent ladies on Shapely Prose, OMG!!1! TEH FATZ! This article isn't about ice cream, it's about making people fear body fat, reviling it on themselves and others.
It wouldn't surprise me, however, if the article has the opposite effect on readers, because last night it inspired me to crave, then buy, eat and thoroughly enjoy its number one ranked "most fattening ice cream flavor," Häagen-Dazs' Chocolate Peanut Butter. To say it was fan-freaking-tastic would be a vast understatement. Viva la crème glacée!
On another note, how is this Newsweek piece even news?

Coming up on the blog very soon: recipes for Orange Scones with Rhubarb and Cherries, Rhubarb Chutney, and Broccoli Rabe and Portobello pasta.

UPDATE: I can't believe I forgot to post InfoMania's (via Shapely Prose) snarky take on advertising's presentation of yogurt and women. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Nyeeeargh, that airbrushed MONSTROSITY is so freakin' wrong!! Not only have they taken one of the silver screen's current sexy stars and made him look like a mannequin, but the retouching also makes him look effeminate. Way to go, Lancome!

Deborah Eley De Bono said...

Thanks for posting that stupid flap about Rachel Ray. Has this world gone nuts?

Nothing wrong with eating wonderful delicious ice cream as long as you eat it for the right reason--it's damn good!