Birthdays are great. They’re a sign that you’ve made it through another year, you can use the day as an excuse to make people do nice things for you, and there are usually a present or two to be opened.
But did you know that there’s another benefit to doing nothing more than having been born? Free food!
Yes, you can still score some free grub on your birthday no matter how old you are, and the best part is that it doesn’t always require forcing underpaid servers to sing an off-key version of “Happy Birthday” to you for that free slice of cake.
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Let’s face it: Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to make a bazillion bucks at the box office when it opens this coming weekend. That doesn’t, however, make it too big for the adorable folks at Sesame Street to satirize.
Another in the program’s long line of parodies, Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon is an instant Sesame Street classic.
Perhaps the best part is the fact that not even Sesame Street can help but poke a little fun at the Hawkeye character. Ha!
When it comes to advertising, companies spend ridiculous amounts of money to make sure that people see their products.
As these images prove, sometimes they come up with brilliant billboard designs, sometimes you’re left wondering if they actually checked what they were going to post, and sometimes they were just victims of very unfortunate placement.
Anyone who says that sexism doesn’t exist is not only wrong, but they’re also willfully ignorant. Companies eke as much money out of consumers as they possibly can by marketing the same product (at a higher price point, naturally) to women, by both reinforcing and insulting gender stereotypes. A two-for-one deal!
But we’ve always thought that laughter is the best medicine. And so, inspired by the brilliant Unnecessarily Gendered Products Tumblr, for your viewing pleasure, here are 40 of the most ridiculous, stupid, and otherwise unnecessarily gendered products on the market.
Pretty in Pink Earplugs
Ladies, if you’re not pretty when you’re sleeping, what’s the point?
We know that companies try to trick us all of the time, whether it’s with “new and improved” claims or just bright, shiny packaging. But there are also more subliminal — and clever — ways that they go about hoping to win your brand loyalty.
Some of the world’s biggest companies pay big money to designers, advertisers, and psychologists to dream up creative logos that convey an image you might not initially see — everything from an extra Hershey’s Kiss to a pair of McDonald’s “breasts.”
How many of these 26 “hidden” images revealed in plain sight did you initially miss?
This is one of the best known logo images, but just in case you’ve missed it, look between the “E” and the “x.” In the white space there’s an arrow that subliminally represents speed and precision.