This Lawyer Knows *Tons* of Celebrities! Except It’s All Photoshop and Now She’s Screwed…

Oct 1, 2014 By Megan Berman 3

It seems that celebrity obsession isn’t just for teen fans… A California attorney is facing a six-month suspension after the State Bar caught her photoshopping herself into celebrity pictures for her business website.

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Kind of like that time in the 90s you glued a cutout of Nick Carter into a photo with you and told all your friends he was your boyfriend…

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Prank video parody is a brilliant takedown of using cruel “pranks” as “social experiments”

Sep 26, 2014 By Abraham 0

Lately, a YouTuber named Sam Pepper has been taking major heat for a video he posted as “a social experiment.” The short version is that he sexually harassed women in a “prank” video and then said it was intended to raise awareness about sexual harassment. Yep.

Like most everybody else, YouTuber JusReign was skeptical of Pepper’s explanation and made this parody to get his point across.

Introducing The Murder Prank, because we need to be reminded as a society that murder is bad…

Kirsten Dunst stars in grimly hilarious, 2-minute, anti-Facebook movie

Sep 25, 2014 By Abraham 1

Here’s a depressingly funny reminder from Kirsten Dunst and filmmaker Matthew Frost to not let social media replace actual life…

Did Joan Rivers just prank Apple from beyond the grave?

Sep 19, 2014 By Joey White 0

Social media is great for real time updates about what’s going on in our fast-paced world, but it’s not always so great for pretend real-time updates scheduled weeks in advance.

In the latest social media slip-up for a major brand, Joan Rivers took to Facebook and Instagram to endorse the new iPhone…15 days after she died. These sponsored, pre-set posts were quickly deleted by whoever is managing Rivers’ accounts now, but not before the internet took screenshots

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Both posts had a photo of what was purportedly her old iPhone accompanied by the same message…

This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got this one in 2010, and after 4 years, my only complaint is that apps are now designed for bigger screens, and the battery is getting tired. Never had a case for it, since it was most beautiful on its own. Great achievement in design. Great product. #apple #iPhone #tech

Of course, the internet is lamenting the unfortunate posts, but perhaps it’s just one last laugh Joan is having at Apple’s expense.

After 5 days of failing to solve a hate crime, police turn to Facebook and Twitter…

Sep 18, 2014 By Joey White 4

Known more for his barbed tongue in the Philadelphia sports world, anonymous Twitter user @FanSince09 put his social media skills to use yesterday solving a hate crime that had eluded police for several days.

At 10:45 PM on Thursday, September 11, a gay couple was accosted on the sidewalk by a group of between 10 and 12 people. Police didn’t know much about the group who attacked besides the fact that they were white and in their early 20s.

Both men who were attacked required a hospital visit, and deep lacerations and facial fractures caused one of the victims to require surgery and to have his jaw wired shut. To add insult to injury, the attackers stole a cell phone and wallet from one of the victims.

After five days of working to identify the suspects, Philadelphia Police finally turned to the internet, posting this photo from video surveillance of the group as they left a restaurant just before the attack.

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It didn’t take long before Twitter user Greg Bennett was sent a photo of a group at a nearby restaurant that evening with individuals who were unmistakably the same as those in the surveillance video…

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The mystery of a wedding photo found at Ground Zero finally solved 13 years later

Sep 17, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Every year on September 11th, Elisabeth Stringer Keefe posts the crumpled photo of a wedding party found at Ground Zero on social media, hoping to find its owner, alive and well.

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In a testament to the power of social media, this year after Keefe tweeted the photograph, it was retweeted 58,000 times and even got its own Reddit page. Elisabeth was hopeful, telling Boston Magazine:

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Celebrities become part of classic masterpieces when magazines are perfectly lined up

Sep 16, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Eisen Bernardo, a Philippines-based graphic designer and illustrator, is carefully superimposing iconic magazine covers onto pieces of classical artwork. He says of his project, Mag + Art

This ongoing project…is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as a venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture.

The result is a beautifully curated collection of new icons that are equal parts amusing and intriguing…

The Birth of Angelina

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The Ryan of Man; Rihanna’s Mood

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It’s official, God loves gay people…and He just unveiled a billboard to prove it

Sep 11, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

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God is everywhere, being omnipresent, but when it comes to antagonizing the Westboro Baptist Church, Facebook has traditionally been His favorite.

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The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.

But God disagrees…

This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.

In an email to Mashable, he says…

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This mechanic saved a baby’s life with an app he just downloaded

Sep 5, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Saving someone’s life? There’s an app for that. Thank goodness Washington auto mechanic Jeff Olson — who moonlights as a volunteer EMT — had it on his phone!

When a store clerk noticed that a 10-month old baby had stopped breathing, she began performing rescue breathing. Jeff Olson, who was working on a car a few blocks away, heard his phone ring.

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