I don’t know if this is an ad or a joke. But Ad Week says it’s an ad:
Ad parody master Mike Diva finally got a chance to make a real commercial, and it’s as insane as you’d expect. In a good way.
Diva (real name: Mike Dahlquist) is well known for having made unflattering but undeniably entertaining parody ads for Donald Trump and Hillary Clintonin the last election, along with other weird stuff like this satanic Furby spot.
Now, he’s been hired by Halo Top ice cream—an ascendant brand that’s already shown something of a fondness for offbeat advertising—to produce a Kubrick-like meditation on the forthcoming robot enslavement of humans, and ice cream’s brutal role in early communication between the two sides.
We’re in the midst of a heatwave in the Ville and in D.C. so thoughts immediately turn to ice cream. Since we want to be educational, let’s take a chemical tour of frozen treats (via Chemical & Engineering News):
Mmmmmmmmm! Emulsifier molecules!
The people who brought you Brexit show that racism is just part of their culture:
Who thought this was a good idea? Let’s promote diversity by making everything white?
You’ve seen this, right?
So, chemistry-wise, why does it do that (from Compound Interest)?
Your science lesson for today. There will be a quiz.
From The Hill:
A D.C.-area bakery said Saturday that President Trump’s inaugural committee asked it to “re-create” the cake that was made for Barack Obama‘s 2013 inauguration.
The explanation came after Food Network star Duff Goldman, who prepared the cake four years ago, pointed out Friday that he did not make another cake for Trump’s inauguration.
“The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps,” Goldman tweeted, along with a picture of both cakes. “I didn’t make it,” he added.
That can’t be right, can it?
Let’s go to the tweet:
The Lügenkarotte refuses to sit through national security briefings because he has better things to do with his time. Like this:
President-elect Donald Trump has a lot on his plate right now, but he managed to carve out critical time to launch a food fight with Vanity Fair after the magazine published a scathing review of his Trump Tower restaurant.
“Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America” was the headline of the Wednesday piece, and it went downhill from there. The reviewer, political reporter Tina Nguyen, said the dumplings were filled with “flaccid gray innards” and the steak was “overcooked and mealy,” slumped against the potatoes like “a dead body inside a T-boned minivan.”
Trump’s “pledge to ‘make America great again’ suddenly appeared not very promising,” quipped Nguyen. Ouch.
But seriously, the food was “so bad” that Nguyen had to curl up in bed when she returned home “until the nausea passed,” she wrote.
The “allure of Trump’s restaurant, like the candidate, is that it seems like a cheap version of rich,” noted Nguyen.
And you can guess what happened next:
At least he has his priorities straight.
(God, we are so screwed!)