Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is raising eyebrows with a new radio spot in which he tells residents "simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option" and asks them to "consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there." ... More >>
Last week we ran a story about Chino Latino's offensive ad campaign for its latest Indian street food-themed menu and the outcry it prompted in the Desi community, as those from the Indian subcontinent refer to themselves. A Facebook group, "Hipsters Against Parasole," quickly formed, and a very voc ... More >>
City Pages and its 12 sister papers have been sold by Village Voice Media, which retains ownership of Backpage.com, the online classifieds site.The new company, Voice Media Group, is based in Denver and led by CEO Scott Tobias, who put together the private equity package to execute the buyout. Chris ... More >>
Sure, the Vikings suck, but at least our players don't do this.Clay Matthews, star linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, stars in a new adult diaper ad... and even puts on a pair in front of the camera. Thankfully, Depend didn't have him try out the, um, absorbancy of their Real Fit for Men diape ... More >>
Morgan Freeman is not campaigning against Shelly Moore.Morgan Freeman has used his voice to play the President of the United States, Nelson Mandela and God. But the man whose iconic tones once narrated marching penguins did not narrate a new political ad running in Wisconsin, though one might thi ... More >>
The Juvenile Justice FundKaffie McCullough admits they needed scary stats to get funding.This week's cover story debunks a bogus study on juvenile prostitution that was used to demonize Craigslist and censor its adult classified ads.
The problem is that the study is based on a seriously flawed m ... More >>
Taco Bell newspaper ad says thanks for the fake beef lawsuit.In response to a lawsuit alleging fake beef at the border, Taco Bell has taken the unusual step of running a full-page ad in newspapers nationwide headlined, "Thank you for suing us."The ad ran yesterday in USA Today, Wall Street Journa ... More >>
As a member of Philadelphia-based blooze-jam unit Birds of Maya, Mike Polizze spends a lot of time getting his faux classic rock ya-yas in drums-gtr-vox-bass format style. By his lonesome, as Purling Hiss, Polizze gets to stretch out - way out - and go in for wildly self-indulgent bouts of showy ... More >>
Is Deputy Dave a straight shooter?It's apparently not a good election cycle to be a spokesman on a TV ad.
First there was Michele Bachmann's "Jim the Election Guy," who turned out to be some strapped-for-work actor who didn't even live in Minnesota, let alone the 6th District.
Now we have D ... More >>
Craigslist: Censored, sort ofCraigslist tweaked high-minded congressmen and 18 state attorneys general over the weekend, slapping a "Censored" notice over the site's "adult services" category.
But in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the marketplace took over: The "therapeutic" services category is ... More >>