Fashion brand Monki have just launched a campaign championing a confusing medley of fem-now issues including masturbation, body hair, and periods. I’m all for normalising these things – women shouldn’t have to hide the fact that we are actual humans with pubic hair. So far so great. And you know, I can even make my peace with...Read more

When I was young(er) watching TV consisted of sitting in front of a television enduring yoghurt ads, sometimes for hours, until something you actually wanted to see came on. Then once The Crystal Maze had finally started, the channel would flip over of its own accord. Suddenly you’re watching The Auto-Windscreens Shield. Read more

As an ad executive I constantly feel guilty about poor work over which I have little creative control, so it’s really gratifying to be able to laugh at poor work over which I have literally no creative control. Like the new Vauxhall OnStar ad. We open on a poorly-dubbed member of the Hitler youth saying ‘Cool car!’ while his lips spasm wildly... Read more

Considering its issues with the letters ‘V’, ‘R’, and ‘L’, it’s surprising how well Avril Lavigne has done in Japan. Clearly something about her rocky poppy boppy sound and her cute but grungy (but still cute) persona seems to have won them over. I can’t imagine why. The management behind Avril (or Aburiru as she’s known there)... Read more

Many’s the night I’ve laid awake wondering ‘What if one fifth of Korean boy band and all round swoon-fest BIG BANG were to turn up in London?’ Well lucky for me I can put away my sedatives (or 'special bedtime friends’ as I call them), because it’s finally happened – in a flurry of pastelle suits and guyliner, G-Dragon, whose role... Read more

Long before Psy was winning hearts and minds with his neon suits and stable-based hilarity, Korean man-children Big Bang were singing, dancing, and emotionally girning their way to fame and fortune with a heady mix of heavy beats, inscrutable rap, and guyliner. Best known for their 2012 pan-Asian hit ‘Fantastic Baby’, which... Read more

I was shocked that spell-check did not recognise Justin Bieber’s last name, so endemic has he now become in our society. And it was with grudging resignation that I added the little fucker to my Microsoft Word dictionary, because I have a feeling he won’t be going away any time soon. I bear no ill will towards Justin Bieber... Read more