Sarah Haskins is going Back 2 School

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  1. childfree_feminist
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Vanity and narcissism permeates our culture at every turn….so sad. And, waaay to much focus on girl’s butts here, it’s creepy in fact!

  2. childfree_feminist
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Vanity and narcissism permeates our culture at every turn….so sad. And, waaay too much focus on girl’s butts here, it’s creepy in fact!

  3. Ellen Marie-Frances
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I love Sarah Haskins!!! When I had my first day of college I was like, “chyeah, i totes need to get my blingatude on and fuck the guy next to me when he asks if i’m rockstaring at his ass!” hahaha we’re all dying inside……as you can see, I can’t stand any part of those commercials and the stereotyping that is thrown into our faces every damn day. Disney channer=sell outs

  4. Kim C.
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t get it: I’ve seen Sarah Haskins before, I’ve seen dumb commercials before, and her wonderful analysis of them, but I just am having a hard time accepting that those commercials are REAL. I know American culture is focused upon consumerism and being popular and looking good, but that’s just…so painful to watch. I’ve even seen the runway-style commercial, and my jaw was dropping through it.
    As usual, Haskins is awesome, but I’m focusing a little too much on the target of satire, and not the satire itself (though she has the adolescent whine down perfectly).

  5. MarySophia
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    This woman is consistently on the nose and hilarious. I’m so happy that she exists.

  6. Toongrrl
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen this on Current. It’s so hilarious and finally someone pointed out how stupid Kidz Bop is!!! I’ve seen those dumb back to school commercials for a long time, I’ve hated them! When summer vacation was ending and I saw all the promotions for Back to School, I thought “What if Sarah Haskins did a ‘Target Women’ on this?” Thanks for reading my mind Sarah!!! I also never dressed like those kids in those commercials and never intend to

  7. UnHingedHips
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    The commercials sometimes seem like a parody of *themselves*, don’t they?

  8. Toongrrl
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    She read my mind!!

  9. ChibiK629
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Didn’t back to school commercials use to advertise notebooks and pencils and shit or am I that fucking old? It’s so weird to see those commercials lined up one next to each other like that. I didn’t realize how important sparkly jeans were to starting a new year of school. And I agree- there is way too much focus on these girls’ butts.

  10. nthomas00
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    She sounds so sarcastic. That’s why she’s funny.
    -Nikki-

  11. Kim C.
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    They do, but since they’re still selling a product, they’re clearly not. The contradiction is painful to take in, really.

  12. aleks
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Must . . . buy . . . something . . .

  13. Tracey T
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I know, whoever thought I would be wishing for the commercialization of trapper keepers and notebooks. Those were horrible and consumerist as well but at least they hyped up something that was somewhat school-related.

  14. llevinso
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I know! I don’t remember those kinds of commercials when I was younger. I do remember commercials for cooler trapper keepers with pictures on them and stuff. And that Lisa somebody that designed all the “girly” school stuff. But they were actual school supplies!
    Gosh I feel old. And I’m only 26!

  15. Comrade Kevin
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Please stop putting a dollar sign in front of everything. kthankxbye.

  16. Lynne C.
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Now I’m starting to like that my daughter’s school has uniforms.

  17. ChibiK629
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Yes! Trapper Keepers and Lisa Frank folders. That was back to school shopping for me. I knew I wasn’t imagining things. And I’m only 21!

  18. Paints$fun
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    She is always on it!! Her hat, her texting, you have to love this woman!! I even showed her clips in my Gender Relations class, yes I did!!

  19. llevinso
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Lisa Frank! That was her name. Thank you! :)
    Do they even have trapper keepers anymore?

  20. SaraLaffs
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I know! I begged for a Trapper Keeper every year, but my mom insisted on buying me boring old floppy binders and composition books. *sigh* When I was the age of the kids in these ads, I didn’t give a rats ass about clothes.

  21. squiddie
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I got a Lisa Frank trapper keeper and it made my 4th grade year. That’s all I cared about.
    I remember acting as though I was being put through mortal agony when my grandma made me go back-to-school clothes shopping.
    Also, none of the clothes in these commercials fit my elementary or middle school’s dress code, so it’s not like it would have even mattered.

  22. childfree_feminist
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m 45 and there were no commercials for back to school clothing when I was young. I also don’t know what a trapper keeper is!

  23. uberhausfrau
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    lucien has uniforms. best thing ever.

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