I thought I knew a lot about tampon ads, but I'd never considered their similarity to cigarette ads. Allow former "Colbert Report" producer Allison Silverman to enlighten you as well, via this hilarious slide show. (Slate)
A roundup of recent bank and credit-union name changes. Yep, we won't shed many tears over CUMCO. (The Financial Brand)
Who's afraid of the trademark police? Recently, a surprising number of big companies. (CatchThis)
Feel like a schmendrick because you don't know bupkes about the mamaloshen? Michael Wex, author of Born to Kvetch and How to Be a Mentsh and Not a Shmuck, patiently answers readers' questions about Yiddish. (Schott's Vocab, Part 1 and Part 2)
From another corner of the linguasphere, behold the chola makeup tutorial by Baby Smiley, included here because of its repeated use of "eyebrowns" (as in "You gotta make sure that your eyebrowns scream bitch!").* "Eyebrowns" is a well-documented eggcorn with about 43,000 Google hits and an entry in the Eggcorn Forum.
Viewer advisory: Extreme cosmetics, casual profanity, and mock mayhem.
* OK, OK. I included it because it's hilarious.