I finally watched Paper Heart this morning. I seriously cried so much while watching, but only because it is just so freaking cute. I particularly loved this song:
I also loved the last scene, which I’ve been unable to find anywhere on the Internets.
There have been many crazy ad campaigns throughout the years, but this one by Tampax has me completely baffled. This is a short film about a 16-year old boy, Zack, who wakes up one morning and his “man parts” have disappeared and have been replaced with “female parts.” Throughout the 12-minute film you follow Zack around as he adjusts to his changing body, mood, and feelings. He likes to bake brownies, watch chick flicks, and gets angry and short-tempered with his best friend. These actions are often thought to parallel how “normal” or every female acts, which we know isn’t true, right?
The real question is: What is Tampax trying to achieve through this ad? Who are they trying to reach? What are they saying about women and how we act? Is Tampax the cure for all of our monthly ailments? I have no idea. You can check out Zack’s website, which includes a blog or follow him on Twitter. For now, just watch the video, and if you can make sense of it, please let me know.
This photo is the view of the outside world from my Grandparent’s deck window. It’s not the greatest quality because I took it with my iPhone, but you get the idea.
It’s crazy that it is snowing so much. I really wish I had my snowboard! I also wish Charlie Brown’s Christmas was available for Instant Play on Netflix!
Oh well, maybe I’ll take my cat outside and throw snowballs at him.
I’m totally kidding.
Here is a trailer for the move, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. It’s an adaptation based on the book by David Foster Wallace. Directed by The Office’s John Krasinski, it promises to give a funny look into the complexities of men. The film includes: Ben Gibbard, Will Arnett, and Will Forte among others.
“You would rather die than stay on earth?”
Even if you watch 5 minutes of the documentary you will be astounded that this is the world we live in. You can hate it and be sad about it, but there comes a point when you need to ask yourself what you’re going to do to change it. The world will never change if we don’t take small steps to help make that change.
Remember, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi