Some people find gay and interracial couples disturbing. Here’s Honey Maid’s response…

April 4, 2014 | 7 comments

Last month, Honey Maid released an ad positively featuring gay and interracial couples…

Afterward they were of course flooded with negative comments online…but not only negative comments. In response to the public’s reaction to their ad, they created this…

Figure out how much of your life you’ve spent watching TV

April 3, 2014 | No comments

If you can remember the shows you’ve watched, this site will calculate how much time you’ve spent in front of the television….

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Of course, you won’t be able to remember everything you’ve seen, but just enter the shows that come to mind first, and you’ll be able to get a pretty good idea of the number of weeks and months you’ve given to the TV screen.

We’ll each have to decide for ourselves whether that was wasted time or not…

Pop star Lorde posts her face edited and non-edited from the same show

April 2, 2014 | No comments

After a recent show, Lorde saw a picture of herself online that made her skin look “perfect”…

Lorde with and without Photoshop

Without criticizing the editing, she posted a non-Photoshopped version also that had been taken only moments apart from the edited photo. Her simple commentary: “Remember flaws are ok.”

Lorde with and without Photoshop - Version 2

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Satirically placed “For Rent” signs mock insane San Francisco housing prices [5 pics]

April 1, 2014 | 2 comments

Rental prices in San Francisco are ludicrous. It’s gotten bad enough that it is increasingly common for people to rent out their couch or closet space, allowing them to subsidize their monthly rent payment and, in turn, allowing their new co-renter to find a slightly cheaper place to sleep.

In his latest photo essay, photographer Scot Hampton made fun of this predicament by placing For Rent signs on absolutely unlivable public spaces. He even went so far as to actually put an ad on Craigslist, offering a dumpster as a “waterfront condo.” It was not flagged for removal.

Hampton completes the joke with funny captions describing the amenities at these “apartments.” Here is a sampling. Visit his site for the full experience

Waterfront Condo – $5000

Enjoy the sounds and smells of the UN Plaza fountain as you relax in your condo after a hard day of complaining about the homeless.

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Studio Loft – $3000

Government housing. Section 8 OK! Studio loft with vaulted ceiling!

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Wil Wheaton’s fantastic response to a little girl about how to deal with being called a nerd

March 31, 2014 | 2 comments

Young Mia had a question at last year’s Denver Comic Con for her favorite Star Trek actor, Wil Wheaton:

When you were a kid, were you called a nerd? And if so, how did you deal with it?

With that, Wheaton gave her the best answer possible…

Mia’s parents provided more details in a Reddit thread last week, noting that after the event, Mia was able to get her photo taken with Wheaton…

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And a few weeks ago, she was able to meet her idol again and get that photo signed at Planet Comic Con…

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Jon Stewart takes down Fox News for their ridiculous speculations about the Malaysian Airlines flight

March 26, 2014 | 3 comments

As a part of the constant competition for viewers and ratings, Fox News has been trying to out-speculate CNN regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the result has been less than classy at times. We’ll let Jon Stewart explain in this bit from The Daily Show…

New anti-texting campaign might shame you publicly on a billboard if you text while driving [7 pics]

March 25, 2014 | 1 comment

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Brian Singer is a graphic designer who started TWIT Spotting — TWIT stands for “Texting While In Traffic” — where he posts photos of people he sees texting while on his commute. (He insists that he only takes photos when he’s a passenger.)

Taking his project a step further, Singer purchased 11 billboards this month around San Francisco that contain nothing more than the photos he’s posted to his site. Singer told Gizmodo,

My hope is that it will freak some people out and make them think twice before picking up the phone while driving. My greater hope is that it inspires others to start taking photos, too. If enough people started doing this, it could have a dramatic affect on people’s behavior.

Whether or not this is an invasion of privacy, there’s no doubt that Singer is generating conversation and presumably helping keep people’s eyes on the road…

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Lesbian presents herself at church to be stoned

March 24, 2014 | 6 comments

Atlah World Missionary Church has made headlines a time or two with the ridiculous, attention-whoring messages they write on their marquee. They seem to have started out with an anti-Obama agenda…

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Then they blended their antipathy toward Obama with their extreme homophobia in this bizarre display…

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Last meals of death row inmates offer unique insight into Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and 10 others

March 22, 2014 | 1 comment

When photographer Henry Hargreaves came across a list of final meals requested by convicts on death row, he realized that he suddenly saw them as more human than he had before. Rather than simply an evil prisoner deserving of the worst punishment available, they were a person who liked the same foods he did, or perhaps foods he didn’t. It took away some of the coldness of the person.

In a series called No Seconds, Hargreaves recreated each meal and photographed it alongside the name and description of each inmate and an overview of their last meal. The reason each chose their meal is fascinating, from Victor Feguer, who hoped an olive tree would grow as a lasting symbol of peace from his last meal of an olive with an olive pit, to John Wayne Gacy, who had managed three KFCs prior to his conviction and asked for a bucket of original recipe KFC…

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