If Tampon Ads Were Actually Honest

Because there’s nothing like a good period, right?

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Johnson & Johnson / o.b.

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KOTEX

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TAMPAX

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TAMPAX

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TAMPAX

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KOTEX

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TAMPAX

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Playtex

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TAMPAX

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TAMPAX

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TAMPAX

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o.b. / Johnson & Johnson

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via If Tampon Ads Were Actually Honest.

25 Mind-Twisting Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves

The beautiful and mind-bending illusions in Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves’ paintings have a fun way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his paintings, if anything, is real.

Most of his stunning paintings have an unclear boundary between the multiple stories they tell, which forces the viewer to jump back and forth between them – like an optical illusion that changes every time you look at it.

Gonsalves’ interest in art began at an early age, which is why he became comfortable with painting such complex misdirections. He had experience with technique and perspective and architectural art by the age of 12. When he encountered Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, they clearly left a lasting impact on his amazing paintings as well. Take a look!

via 25 Mind-Twisting Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves.

Ikea Loved This Artist’s Fantastical Doodles on Its Catalog So Much, It Hired Her

Some companies might take exception to your scribbling all over its catalog. But not Ikea.

For a while now, British illustrator Sarah Horne has found the Ikea catalog to be an inspiring canvas on which to draw fantastical scenes—with mythical creatures all relaxing in minimalist Swedish homescapes. Well, Ikea saw the drawings—and loved them. And over the holidays they invited Horne to be an official children’s illustrator in residence at its Wembley store.

“As a child I was always doodling and dreaming up a never-ending number of fantastical dinner parties that featured fictional creatures from the pages of my favorite storybooks—imagining what it would be like to have dinner with a dragon or breakfast with Bigfoot,” Horne says.

“Although I’m all grown up, my mind runs riot with the fantastical meals I always wished I could be a part of, using pages from my favorite Ikea catalogue as a canvas to bring my mythical creations a little more into reality.”

Horne’s pictures gave Ikea an idea. The company could use them to help reinforce the idea of the importance of family dinner times.

“We know how easy it is to get bogged down in the craziness of everyday life, so we hired our children’s illustrator in residence to put the wonder back into dining together,” says an Ikea rep. “At Ikea, we firmly believe that each and every mealtime is special in its own right, whether it’s a midweek supper for your partner, breakfast with the kids, or pizza at home on a Friday night. It’s all about spending quality time together and treasuring those moments as a family.”

Hear more from Horne below. Via PSFK.

via Ikea Loved This Artist’s Fantastical Doodles on Its Catalog So Much, It Hired Her | Adweek.

This Woman Is Posting Vintage Magazine Clippings That Show Just How Sexist The World Used To Be

Writer Kate Long posted this letter from The Ladymagazine, sent in 1977, to Twitter yesterday, and it was widely shared.

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Long posts these vintage clippings twice a week – she’s been doing it for about three years.

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She told BuzzFeed News: “I read a lot of mags like this, ranging from the youth titles such as Jackie and Mates, through the glossies and more specialist titles like Spare Rib.”

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“It’s just a personal hobby, possibly prompted by the fact I was never allowed such magazines as a teenager myself.”

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“In my reading, I’ve been struck by how incredibly sexist we were only a few decades ago, actually in my lifetime (I’m 50).”

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“Because I was only a child in the 70s, I didn’t fully appreciate how dire this country was for women before the Sex Equality Act.”

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“And although a lot of the clippings I post are designed to make people laugh…”

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“…outrageous fashions, silly advice on how to deal with boyfriends…”

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“…some of the material is very dark indeed.”

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“I have several examples on problem pages of young girls writing in to say they’re being pressured for sex by much older men, and getting very little help from the agony aunt.”

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 “Kids effectively being told it’s their responsibility to sort it out.”

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“There’s a particularly vile article from a woman’s magazine called Eve – no relation to the modern title, I think…”

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“…where the journalist waxes lyrical about ‘the lighter side of rape’.”

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“I once posted an extract from that, but got so worried that it would upset people, I took it down.”

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If you want to see the article in question, it’s here.

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She added: “So although I post to entertain other Twitter users, I’m keen to convey the message that the good old days were not so good for women…”

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“…and we have a lot to be thankful for and we owe a debt of gratitude to the people who fought for equal rights.”

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“I know there is still lots of sexism about, but as we struggle on up the mountain, we need to pause sometimes and look back at how far we’ve come and what we’ve left behind.”

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BuzzFeed News also got in touch with Matt Warren, the current editor of The Lady.

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He sent us a selection of covers to show how the magazine has changed over the years. The cover on the left comes from 1977 and the one on the right from 1974. As he says, the covers also show how much things have changed: “For a start, they only cost 10p in 1974. … In a 1974 a picture of a rusty anchor on Glasson dock was deemed to be a draw. Who says women aren’t interested in commercial shipping?”

He added: “Nor were cover lines the clever confections they are today. Back then, ‘Tradesman’s Signs’ would get the readers salivating. One thing hasn’t changed, though. Beauty sold magazines then as it does now.”

He also sent us this fascinating cover from exactly 100 years ago.

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He said: “Go back 100 years and women’s magazines are even more prosaic. They’re broadsheet in scale and the cover is a wall of ads – no grinning celebrities here. And the only cover line? ‘Rifle Shooting for Ladies’”.

And he added: “The Lady’s original 1885 mission statement promised that The Ladyshould ‘provide information without dullness, and entertainment without vulgarity, and be at once useful and necessary without ceasing to be bright and lively’. It also promised that in achieving this, ‘we will not restrict ourselves to the old paths, but shall seek the aid of novelty’.

“I couldn’t agree more.”

via This Woman Is Posting Vintage Magazine Clippings That Show Just How Sexist The World Used To Be – BuzzFeed News.

12 Zodiac Signs Reborn As Terrifying Monsters By Damon Hellandbrand

Just because a character has been around forever doesn’t mean there aren’t new ways to reimagine it. Damon Hellandbrand, a talented artist based in the U.S., has created a series of images that portray the symbols of the zodiac as twisted, surreal creatures straight out of a nightmarish realm.

Hellandbrand does much of his art with various digital illustration programs, but some are born as pencil drawings or watercolors – or “basically whatever medium I’m in the mood for.” He writes that he is inspired by artists like Ralph McQuarrie, Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, and it’s easy to imagine that Guillermo Del Toro might number among his influences as well. Read on for Hellandbrand’s answers to Bored Panda’s questions about his work!

More info: dhellandbrand.com | DeviantArt (h/t: gallowboob)

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I have a fondness for anything fantasy related or anything that doesn’t exist in reality,” Damon Hellandbrand told Bored Panda, “and mythology certainly has that in spades

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I think also because those were some of the first stories I remember as a child in school that they just stuck with me

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I basically took what I knew the signs represented in terms of their name (i.e. Cancer = Crab, Leo = Lion, Pisces = Fish etc). and proceeded to illustrate them as human/animal hybrids

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I did this by doing a black and white pencil drawing on paper and then scanning the illustration into a drawing/painting program called Corel Painter to color and paint

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I didn’t do as much research on these symbols as I should have and I’ve gotten a lot of responses as such, so needless to say I’ll be making a few new pieces to redeem myself

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via 12 Zodiac Signs Reborn As Terrifying Monsters By Damon Hellandbrand | Bored Panda.

7 More Naughty Jokes on ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’

There’s nothing I love more than inappropriate jokes on shows aimed at kids and teens. It’s true! I’ve written about it extensively. It’s my passion. But today we look at Dexter’s Laboratory, a show that’s made getting inappropriate jokes on the air into a science! Here are seven of its most questionable moments.

Babysitter Blues

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Joke in Question: Lisa is talking to her boyfriend and says, “She didn’t! … She DID!? … But they’re not in love like we are.”

There’s only one act high school kids use love to justify, and that means Lisa is getting some! Of course, for the purity ring-wearing youths, that’s only justified within a marriage, and, like, only one Jonas Brother succeeded on that front. I’m assuming. I don’t know for sure if Kevin waited!

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Joke in Question: Agent Honeydew eats a hot dog in a rather seductive manner

Look, hot dogs are one of the most penis-y foods around. That’s why I have trouble eating them in front of boys. I have issues.

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Joke in Question: “I assure you it is 100% pure.”

Flour looks kind of like cocaine, am I right? And when you start talking about its purity, it doesn’t take a drug kingpin like Tony Montana to realize Dexter’s Laboratory is making a veiled reference to coke. This is just what every kid needs to learn about. Aren’t they hopped up enough on sugar cereal!?

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Joke in Question: Dexter looks at a wrench like it’s a nude centerfold

When Dexter gets a special delivery in the mail, he’s beyond excited. He runs to his lab, opens the magazine, and unfolds a centerfold. His eyes bulge out and he says, “Ohhhh, sweet mama” before letting out a whistle. It’s then revealed that Dexter is looking at a hot ass wrench! Such a sweet boy.

Wait … is he doing something kinky with that wrench? I DON’T KNOW! I’ve watched My Strange Addiction before. People be lovin’ up on some weird things!

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Joke in Question: Dexter labels Dee Dee’s doll’s crotch

Okay, okay, maybe I just have a dirty mind and this one is a stretch, but can we just think of the implications that Dexter has left his mark on a doll’s panties?

No? Jeez, I have problems. I recognize this fact.

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Joke in Question: “That’s no hydroxyl ion, that’s my wife!”

There’s a lot of debate on this one, but since hydroxyl ions are often abbreviated as “HO”, the professor is basically saying “That’s no HO, that’s my wife!” Who knew science jokes could be so naughty? No wonder Stephen Hawking gets laid so much.

via 7 More Naughty Jokes on ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ | SMOSH.