Subverting Seriousness

High stakes issues are being met with unexpectedly humorous interpretations

Implications - In order to deal with the enormity of issues like politics and gender, consumers are seeking light-hearted and humorous ways to engage in discussion. Whether facilitated by official websites or web users, it's clear that there's an audience for content and products that entertain while informing.
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287,058 Total Clicks
May 12 - May 13
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Flipping-Off Leader Ads - The Reporters Without Borders 2013 Campaign Addresses Controversial Issue
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Warm 30,583 Clicks Pub: May 7, 13
Flipping-Off Leader Ads
The Reporters Without Borders 2013 Campaign Addresses Controversial Issue
The Reporters Without Borders 2013 ad campaign centers around a very inappropriate gesture, especially when coming from world leaders. A couple of years ago the nonprofit organization depicted... [More]
Archaic Policy Memes - The Horses and Bayonets Blog Takes a Political Zinger to Escalated Hilarity
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Warm 2,440 Clicks Pub: Oct 23, 12
Archaic Policy Memes
The Horses and Bayonets Blog Takes a Political Zinger to Escalated Hilarity
The last presidential debate was filled with quips as each candidate elaborated on foreign policy, which, of course, lead to the latest in the Internet capitalization of the comment with the ‘... [More]
Feline Foreign Policy Sites - The 'International Relations as Depicted by Cats' Tumblr is Hilarious
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Mild 3,965 Clicks Pub: May 25, 13
Feline Foreign Policy Sites
The 'International Relations as Depicted by Cats' Tumblr is Hilarious
The ‘International Relations as Depicted by Cats’ Tumblr is perhaps one of the best, simplest and strangely accurate IR blogs out there right now. The genius author of the blog has taken... [More]
Hunky Heartthrob Reads - 'Feminist Ryan Gosling' Tumblr Book is in the Works
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Untested 2,083 Clicks Pub: May 22, 12
Hunky Heartthrob Reads
'Feminist Ryan Gosling' Tumblr Book is in the Works
The crazy popular, super hilarious ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling’ Tumblr has just landed a bookdeal. The Hey Girl Gosling memes have created a huge fan base and inspired seemingly endless spin-... [More]
Best Picture Mashup Trailers - Here's Every Best Picture Nominee Hilariously Mashed Up in One Movie
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Mild 585 Clicks Pub: Feb 21, 13
Best Picture Mashup Trailers
Here's Every Best Picture Nominee Hilariously Mashed Up in One Movie
Here’s a best picture mashup to end them all. The folks at OfficialComedy have released their 2013 best picture mashup trailer, and it’s taking all the Oscar honors. This movie is... [More]
Foreign Policy Hunk Blogs - The IR Ryan Gosling Blog Follows the International Political Scene
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Untested 1,490 Clicks Pub: May 26, 13
Foreign Policy Hunk Blogs
The IR Ryan Gosling Blog Follows the International Political Scene
The IR Ryan Gosling Tumblr follows ongoing political issues and makes light of them in a hilariously hunky manner. The idea of using Ryan Gosling as the poster boy for political blogs was first... [More]
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