It's not every day you see a commercial tackle discrimination. But an ad from Pantene Philippines has done just that.
The 60-second TV advertisement, as part of the female empowerment #WhipIt campaign, deftly exposes the double-standards of the gender divide in the workplace. It points out how the same qualities are deemed positive for men but negative for women.
Check out the Pinay power ad below.
The company also teamed up with the Rappler website for a series of essays and discussions on the gender bias.
This week, however, it took a far more sombre approach in this five-minute fictitious look at what's in store for Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
It sends a message that what's happening in Canada's biggest city isn't nearly as funny as U.S. late-night TV comedians sometimes suggest.
The Vancouver Cantata Singers presents A Christmas Reprise on Saturday (December 21) at 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards Street).
The 11th-annual holiday concert evokes a warm festive feeling with traditional and contemporary Christmas repertoire. This year’s program will end with Franz Biehl’s arrangement of Ave Maria.
The Vancouver Cantata Singers perform under the direction of Paula Kremer.
Tickets to A Christmas Reprise are $18 and can be purchased online in advance, by phone at 604-730-8856, and at the door if available.
Tomorrow night (December 12), Fairchild Television will sponsor the annual Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The event has been running since 1995 and generates a great deal of attention in Chinese-language media outlets in Vancouver.
You can learn more about this year's finalists below.
This video hasn't gone viral yet.
When it arrived in my in-box, it had only been seen by 59 viewers on YouTube.
But I'm betting the numbers will increase over the next two weeks as the marketing shopathon known as Christmas comes barrelling at us.
The Santa in this video is in cahoots with the corporate sector to steal childhood innocence and crush the environmental movement.
"Oh there are a few people who know what's going on, like that pain in the ass Bill Rees," Santa says. "But their voices are weak and ours are strong. And we're everywhere."
For many “homed” people—and homeless—Christmas retains its deeply religious meaning: marking the birth of Jesus, as Easter marks his death and resurrection.
For people living on the streets, Christmas also marks the annual death and resurrection of their city and all its services—both public and private—libraries and restaurants.
Almost everything shuts down on December 25—actually doors close early on the evening of the 24th.
The city shows a slight pulse on the 26th and consciousness returns on the 27th. But the Body Civic doesn’t fully come back to life until January 2.
Holy crap, does Uwe Boll have no shame?
Well, obviously not, since he made Alone in the Dark.
But still—what the fuck does he think he's doing becoming a restaurant reviewer?
The guy's got a YouTube food review channel, and he started up a Twitter account, @WorldBestRest, where he tweets insightful banter like "Who gives a shit how great a restaurant looks if the food is bad" and "The best host on @FoodNetworkCA is @GordonRamsay!"
Get a load of this review of the Gastown restaurant Secret Location that he posted a while back.
Participating is easy. According to the Facebook event page, here's how to join in:
Step 1: Go to a store and get food for sandwiches. If you don't want to make sandwiches pick up something snack that is ready to go.
Step 2: Make / organize the snacks.
Step 3: Go out onto the street (maybe in your neighborhood or maybe somewhere new) and give out those snacks and sandwiches to the people who need them the most.