Skepchick Quickies 10.11


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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    1. Saw that on the news the other day. They played the clip and the two female newscasters half laughed sort of nervously. One of them said ” Well we’ll see how that works out for them ”

      So far, I think it has made my interest in drinking Dr. Pepper shrink considerably.

      1. Actually, this could be the opening bit of an awesome campaign. It gets followed up with a chick-flick parody with product placement and the claim that Dr Pepper 10 is for women only. After several such back and forth ads, we get to see behind the scenes at the ad agency where two equally balanced camps are fighting for the guy ads and the women ads while one lone skeptic is saying “Why are we insulting all our potential customers? We should be talking about how great it tastes and only 10 calories and how everyone loves it. There’s no sane reason to spend millions of dollars on either Michael Bay or Fabio to make our commercials.” Subsequent commercials show this hero gradually gaining the upper hand as the proponents of the idiot ads look increasingly ridiculous.

        But then again, sometimes, against all experience, I’m irrationally optimistic about human intelligence.

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