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  1. Here’s Why Everyone Is Mad at This Four-Year-Old Axe Body Spray Ad

    Other than that it's terrible, of course.

    Axe Body Spray has a much-deserved reputation for buying into the worst, most toxic stereotypes about gender roles in an effort to get middle school-aged bros who don't know any better to buy their sickening scents. But this ad in particular, which emasculates men who dare to be friends with women by suggesting they have braids, has been making the rounds on the Internet this morning.

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  2. Samsung’s Smart TV Now Puts Pepsi Ads in People’s Personal Videos

    Would you say these Pepsi ads are popping up... out of the blue?

    Call it off, everyone. We found a way in which we don't want TV to be more like the Internet. Shut it down.

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  3. The Mary Sue Interview: Period Pioneer & HelloFlo Founder Naama Bloom on All Things Vagina

    A series of Fallopian tubes!

    The best introduction for Naama Bloom's one-of-a-kind period subscription service HelloFlo (like Birchbox, but for your hoo-ha!) might be Camp Gyno, the company's viral ad from 2013 featuring the world's youngest gynecologist.

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  4. Students Build Real-World Ad Blocker for Everyday Life

    Congratulations! You're our 1 millionth visitor!

    No, this is not an elaborate pitch for a comedy sketch! (That I know of.) This is a real helmet that scans the world around you and blurs out ads. Now if they could just do something about annoying auto-playing conversations...

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  5. It Gets Weirder: Turns Out That DOMino’s Pizza Ad Wasn’t “Authorized”

    Someone's going to get a spanking for this.

    Jill would like you all to know that when she first saw this tweet, she thought Domino's was doubling down and making a badly worded joke about dom-style punishment. Turns out, that's not really their thing after all!

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  6. Amazing Ads for Canada’s Science World Museum Could Get Anyone Into Science

    They belong in a museum!

    Canada's Science World has really stepped up its advertising game—well, I'm assuming. I've never seen ads for Science World before, but since these are pretty much the greatest ads I've ever seen for anything, I think it's safe to say they've raised the bar. They even went the extra mile to get the kids (or 20-something bloggers) interested with toilet humor, which may very well be the real key to getting kids into STEM fields.

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  7. GoldieBlox Imagines Dystopian Pink-Filled Future In New “Big Sister Machine” Ad

    They're gonna eat me alive!

    It's about time that little girls got their own 1984-style ad where they rebel against the system, maaaaan, complete with a super rad Metric song as its soundtrack. Sure we don't see much of the product they're selling, but considering that Goldie Blox has its own Thanksgiving Day Parade float this year, we think the company's going to be just fine.

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  8. Intel Issues Official Statement Over Gamergate Related Advertising Pull

    Chip makers Intel have responded to the controversy surrounding their decision to pull an ad campaign on Gamasutra.

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  9. Intel Throws Its Chips In With Gamergate, Pulls Ads From Critical Site

    More like Dumbtel. Yeah, you heard me.

    When Zoe Quinn released 4chan #Gamergate logs earlier this month, it seemed like the movement might lose what dubious credibility it still had. But now, in the words of Boing Boing, an extremely misguided decision on behalf of Intel represents "a coup" for the manipulative movement.

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  10. Samsung’s “It Doesn’t Take a Genius” Ads Mocking Apple’s Announcements Sure Didn’t Take Long

    I only wish these weren't so accurate.

    In the world of computers, Apple may still be able to play the scrappy underdog card, but in the mobile arena, they're the ones attracting the attack ads from those who would challenge their dominance. Samsung wasted no time throwing together this "It Doesn't Take a Genius" ad series mocking all the fairly mockable moments from Apple's iPhone 6/Apple Watch announcement stream on Tuesday. (Full series of ads after the jump.)

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