Today in Stupid Boycotts: The People vs. Schweddy Balls

Richard Lawson · 09/22/11 02:07PM

People are always getting upset about things and boycotting products and usually it's very dumb. There are two cases in point today: First, a conservative group wants Ben & Jerry's limited-edition "Schweddy Balls" ice cream boycotted, and then Glenn Beck is against revolutionary jeans.

Levi's Lysergic Acid Wash

Daniel Barnum-Swett · 04/29/10 10:45AM

The trippy history of Levi's commercials has been noted here before, but this ad melds their hallucinogenic influences with a sense of existentialist despair. What is man without colorful Dacron polyester? Absolutely nothing: only denim determines identity.

The Darwinian Dungaree

Daniel Barnum-Swett · 02/24/10 11:45AM

This 1970s Levi's commercial poses the existentialist question man must ask himself when faced with an evolutionary reality: if humans developed differently, say, if they had become fish—which type of polyester blend Levi's would they fancy?

Levi's Grows Ever More Gay

Hamilton Nolan · 05/27/09 09:03AM

If you don't follow the denim industry closely you could be forgiven for thinking that world has gone crazy. Levi's, the Americanest jeans you can possibly buy without a flag sewn on them somewhere, is publicly endorsing gay marriage. The gays have literally wrapped themselves around George W. Bush's butt!

Charlotte Ronson for JCPenney, Men's Vogue Cuts Back

cityfile · 10/30/08 02:57PM

♦ A first look at Charlotte Ronson's line for JCPenney, I Heart Ronson, and her new $30 dresses. [Nylon]
♦ Details on the cuts at Men's Vogue: The mag will be published just two times next year and publisher Marc Berger is leaving. The fate of other staffers is unclear. [Mediaweek]
♦ Damien Hirst's latest collaboration with Levi's includes pairs of jeans for $230 and $83 t-shirts. [WWD]
♦ Plastic surgeons report interest in cosmetic procedures is dropping fast. [NYT]