February 10, 2010 2 Comments
So it’s stinking hot outside and you need an after-work pick-me-up. Well, you know what really cheers up male supermodel Derek Zoolander? Orange mocha frappuccinos!
December 15, 2009 1 Comment
For a company that trades on a 'feeling', Toyota does not seem to care about goodwill when it comes to their latest user-generated Yaris commercial. But is it all just a punk on social media and the advertising industry?
December 8, 2009 15 Comments
The Australian Sex Party has exploded onto the political sphere, thanks to getting over 3% of votes in both the Higgins and Bradfield byelections. And they aren't just dirty sexy fun, writes Mel Campbell.
November 25, 2009 9 Comments
Julia Gillard has posed for a Yuletide photo shoot for Women's Weekly. Compared to previous politicians' experiences, she got off very lightly.
October 27, 2009 14 Comments
Halloween is around the corner and there are plenty of racist, sexist and grotesque costumes to pick from. While traditional Halloween imagery revolves around death and monstrosity, there's often also a suspension of ordinary morality.
October 20, 2009 18 Comments
Marketers have never abandoned the idea that men and women require their own ‘special’ products. Women’s products are often tinted pink and advertised with cuddly names and breathy female voiceovers. Insulting much?
October 9, 2009
A fourth Australian died of a heart attack this week while trekking the Kokoda Track this week. The way to prevent more deaths on Kokoda is forehead-smackingly simple, says Mel Campbell: don’t do the frickin’ trek.
September 15, 2009 5 Comments
Anyone with a peach-coloured swimming cap and some cotton-wool eyebrows could conceivably ‘do’ John Howard. But the less distinctive Kevin Rudd poses more of an impersonator challenge.
September 10, 2009 22 Comments
Sorry Kyle, it’s Godwin’s Law. The minute you invoke the Nazis, your salad days as a shock jock are over.
August 11, 2009 1 Comment
Have you ever sent forlorn tweets about Ali Moore’s cravat into the ether? Well, feel alone no longer. Mel Campbellprovides a semi-definitive guide to the sartorial language of news and current affairs.