Sunday, April 29, 2007
Fast Food | Ads vs. Reality
Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all.
Wendy's Southwest Taco Salad
Burger King Whopper
McDonald's Big Mac
Arby's Beef 'n' Cheddar
Road Trip | August-Hot for a Thousand Miles
Imagine, stalking elk past department store windows and stinking racks of beautiful rotting dresses and tuxedos on hangers; you'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life, and you'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower.
You'll climb up through the dripping forest canopy and the air will be so clean you'll see tiny figures pounding corn and laying strips of venison to dry in the empty car pool lane of an abandoned superhighway stretching eight-lanes-wide and August-hot for a thousand miles.
First 3-D Images of the Sun
NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) satellites have provided the first three-dimensional images of the sun. For the first time, scientists will be able to see structures in the sun's atmosphere in three dimensions.
The new view will greatly aid scientists' ability to understand solar physics and there by improve space weather forecasting. This web page contains 3-D anaglyph video and images. This 3-D video can be seen with red and cyan + 3-D paper glasses.
Fiber Optic Cloth Invention, Allows Light-up Fabrics
Christa Klubert | Specials & Exhibition
What Would Happen if Robots Turned Against Us?
A rather silly report commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry talked about giving robots "human" rights - including the right to vote, to receive income support, the provision of council housing and even robot healthcare.
The idea that your vacuum cleaner might be able to sue you for not giving it a lunch break is the kind of lunatic thinking that gives boffinry a bad name.
The truth is that we can dismiss - at least for now - talk of giving machines the vote. Instead, we should worry just where the technology of robotics is leading us humans, because, in the future, the dark side of machine intelligence will make itself felt with increasing force.
Hotdoll: The Sex Doll for Dogs
Is your dog in heat and humping anything it can wrap its horny little legs around? Are you constantly having to pry your promiscuous pooch off the legs of guests, parents and members of your church? Protect your leg from a hump attack by getting Scruffy a Hotdoll.
Yes, it's a sex doll for dogs. It's shaped like a dog and it'll allow your tension-filled pet to go to town as much as his little heart desires, humping away until he passes out in exhaustion, leaving a wispy coil of friction-singed dog-fur smoke wafting into the air.
God, I love the Internet.
Condom Comes with Girl's Happy Meal
IT may be called a Happy Meal, but a seven-year-old girl whose free toy in her McDonald's meal turned out to be a condom would probably not get a lot of fun out of it.
Suzanne and Rowan Hatch of Wellington in New Zealand, discovered the condom in the Happy Meal of their granddaughter Maia Whitaker on Tuesday night, the Dominion Post newspaper reported.
Snoop Dogg Denied Entry to Australia
Friday, April 27, 2007
Introducing All New Diamond Shreddies
I'm gonna go to the grocery store and see if they have a new box for diamond shreddies ;) This is the best advertising that Post Kraft has thought of since they decided to call Macaroni & Cheese, Kraft Dinner.
Recent advances in cereal technology have allowed us to take Shreddies cereal to a whole new level of geometric superiority. One taste and you'll wonder how you've been so square for so long. Welcome to the 45th degree. Welcome to Diamond Shreddies country.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Candice Swanpoel | MoPo Forum Arcade
Frank The Bowl
Captain America Arrested With Burrito In Pants
This action shot of a fighting monk puts an end to the idea that Buddhist monks spend every waking hour in a state of tranquil meditation. There are fisticuffs and flying robes as rival groups of monks clash in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
That's got to bring some bad karma to the peace-loving Buddhists' lives.
Teen Pockets $25,000 in Texting Contest
Gatorade Destroys Your Teeth Faster than Coke
The University of Iowa researchers covered extracted teeth with nail polish. They left bare two patches on each tooth, one on the enamel and one on the root. Then they dunked the teeth in test tubes filled with regular Coke, Diet Coke, Gatorade, Red Bull, or 100% apple juice.
Every five hours, the researchers refreshed the beverages. After 25 hours, they examined the teeth with a microscope. All of the beverages eroded the bare spots on the teeth. But different beverages had significantly different effects.
On the enamel, Gatorade was significantly more corrosive than Red Bull and Coke. Red Bull and Coke, in turn, were significantly more corrosive than Diet Coke and apple juice.
How to Win at Monopoly
Florida Elderly Bicyclist Ends Up In Jersey
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Kirsten Dunst | MoPo Forum Arcade
This Man Sh!t In My Kitchen
Do Sex Workers Deserve Workers Compensation?
Back in 1999 Marci Lyn Deutsch, a Florida phone sex operator, supposedly won a workers' compensation settlement alleging "she was injured after regularly masturbating at work." Her lawyer Steven Slootsky had claimed, according to reports, that she developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands because of repetitive self-gratification while speaking on the phone to customers as often as seven times a day.
Deutsch had asked her employer CFP Enterprises for "$267 a week, based on her salary of $400, plus $30,000 to cover her medical bills after neurosurgery to relieve the pain in her hands." However, the case was settled for a "minimal" amount because "mediator Joseph Hand, a retired workers' comp judge, told her she'd have a tough time" winning.
Text*iles | NudeSuits Alba d'Urbano Greg Friedler
The Dolphins are Capable of More Than you Think
Girl Scouts Sue Woman Over Cookies
Noah now faces additional accusations from the Girl Scouts of San Antonio. On Thursday, the group filed a lawsuit against Noah over what they call a "delinquent financial account" with Girl Scout cookies.
The Girl Scouts released a statement saying Noah passed a background check and provided at least three references to vouch for her before she was allowed to participate in the cookie program.
244 copies of Genuine Windows Vista Sold in China
Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS 'Windows Vista' in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China.
However after 2 weeks (Jan 19 to Feb 2) from launch Microsoft managed to sell a mere 244 copies of Windows Vista. Software piracy is rampant in the middle kingdom and a pirated version of Vista sells for a mere $1 on the streets. The following numbers are quoted by Windows Vista chief distributor in Bejing
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The Strange World of Comic Book Ads
When I was a kid, my brother collected comic books. I was never really a fan of the stories (except Superman and Richie Rich), but for some reason I loved the advertisements. The more sensational the better - I wanted it all.
Who wouldn’t want some prime Texas real estate? I was about six when I saw a similar advertisement and tried convince my parents to advance me four weeks allowance so I could be a rancher.
I had dreams of cows and wealth (Dallas was my second favorite TV show, primarily because it aired right after Knight Rider), but obviously no concept of measurement.
DIY | Solar Powered Bikini
MoPo readers seem to love photos and posts about sexy underwear and bikinis--so let’s try this one--a solar powered bikini. Whilst lying in the sun and baking, you can charge up your cell phone, ipod and digital camera. It comes with a USB drinks cooler—once plugged in it will act as a chiller for your can of organic lemonade. The photovoltaic film panels allow a fashionable fit while supplying the 6.5 volts.
Just in case you want to make your own here is how to do it: “the suit is a standard medium-sized bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1" x 4" photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread. The cells terminate in a female USB connection and whatever circuitry necessary to ensure proper output voltage. (i.e. 5v voltage regulator)”.
Hot or Not!?! Ultimate Wedding Dresses 2007
Hello Dear, I found the Disk You Were Looking For!
Piranhas, Shotguns, and Blow Up Dolls – Oh, My!
Every day people ship cars worldwide. For many reasons we don't allow personal items in the cars being shipped, although we get a lot of requests from customers to ship non-car items in the cars. Most requests are fairly routine but over the years we've seen some truly unusual – even bizarre -- inquiries.
A woman once called and asked if her husband could travel in the trunk of her car as it was transported to its new destination. The horrified customer service representative demurred, and the woman explained that she meant her husband's ashes would be in the trunk – in his cremation urn. Not a live body.
Design of the New U.S. e-Passport
Women Dominate Casual Gaming
As if to spite Wii naysayers everywhere, Nintendo is continuing to make money and sell consoles by the boatload, those jerks. Fortunately, their philosophies of expanding their marketshare to incorporate longstanding not-quite-gamers in the demographics that the industry has historically ignored might not be such a bad idea: new market research reports that some 76% of casual gamers are women. Consoles, on the other hand, remain a sausage fest, but only just. eMarketer.com offers up some commentary:
A study of gamer demographics by Universal McCann revealed more male than female players for consoles in particular [58% to 42%]. Fewer casual games are made for consoles than are made for other gaming platforms. eMarketer Senior Analyst Paul Verna notes that “generally speaking, the more ‘hardcore’ the gamer, the more likely he is to be male, and conversely, the casual gamer will tend to skew female.”
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Eva Green | MoPo Forum Arcade
A 19th Century Vampire Hunting Kit
An incredible Victorian novelty. Complete in mahogany box with revolver, silver bullets, garlic powder, silver dagger, ivory cross, mirror, Professor Blomberg`s New Vampire Serum, wooden stake, etc, etc.
The bullets was manufactured-by one Nicolas Plomdeur, gunsmith from Belgium. Plomdeur participated in the Great Exhibiton in 1851, London, Comes with instructions on use and original pamphlet on vampires by Prof Ernst Blomberg. Small 8:o, 19 pages.
How to Survive A Back-Alley Knife Fight
You are coming home from the bar at two o’clock in the morning. You’re dumb enough to take that shortcut your girlfriend’s father’s friend told you about, and boom: you are stuck in a back-alley. This wouldn't normally be a problem, but a shadowy figure is approaching you, and the demonic glint in his eye matches the streetlight reflection off his blade. Yes, he has a knife. Now: what do you do? How will you survive? First, you thank your lucky stars that you read this article. And then you enter Attack Mode.
Why You Shouldn't Clean Your HDTV with Windex
We know spring is here and we know you wanna keep all your gadgets nice and shiny, but you see that dark, u-shaped streak running through the bottom of this DLP TV? That's what happened when some poor schmo sprayed Windex (or any other cleaner) directly onto his flat-panel DLP.
The liquid drips down to the bottom of the screen and then creeps back up, sandwiching itself between the screen and the protective plastic. Yeah, fingerprints and smudges happen, but use a soft cloth to wipe 'em away. Or yell at anyone that comes too close to your TV. (That's what I do.) Anybody out there have any other screen-cleaning tips?
Apple Patents Keyboard with Click Wheel
Apple has filed for a continuation patent that details accelerated scrolling via the iPod click wheel, but the description and drawings that make up that filing also point to the inclusion of an iPod scroll wheel in place of a keyboard's numeric keypad. "The keyboard apparatus includes a plurality of keys and a rotational input unit.
The rotational input unit allows a user to perform a rotational movement with respect to the rotational input unit," Apple writes. "The rotational movement (rotational user input) can then be processed by the electronic circuitry of the computer system and used to manipulate navigation or selection actions with respect to a graphical user interface being presented to the user on the display device."
Pamela Anderson | Sweet Google
Christian Girls' Guide to Spring Break Abstinence
During Spring Break, the number one priority for unsaved boys (especially lustful colored and avaricious Jewish ones) is to take home the trophy prized by pagans the world over: the sweet, warm blood of a virgin. Every March in Daytona Beach, that prize is attained by spilling the sacred hymen blood of a lily-white Christian girl.
As members of the inferior sex, Christian girls are more easily swayed toward the lures of Satan and anything drunk out of a pineapple. A young lady might have made a commitment to save herself for Jesus and abstain from the filthy, repulsive act from which the beauty of life springs, but it is often times more difficult for them to understand which parts of their body are off limits to the superior sex.
Irony of Advertising | McDonalds Obesity
Hayden Panettiere Loves Licking Tits !?!
I must not reveal my lewd fantasies for Hayden Panettiere of Heroes but, she goes and teases me with a hot photo of her licking the breast of another nubile young hottie while showing bra and cleavage to boot. So, it looks like the request form on her MySpace page actually works. For my next wish, I’d like to see Hayden dressed up in a latex nurse’s uniform administering a coffee enema to… Wait a minute, am I saying this out loud?
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Jessica Alba is Smokin' Hot in Good Luck Chuck
Right when word on the street, and when I say street I mean those hardcore credible celeb weblogs, starts to seep in that Jessica Alba is losing some of her hotness she comes right back at all of us and says three things: "penguin undies bitches." I'm not even sure what that means but who cares, enough reading.
Mystery Cat Takes Bus Trips Downtown
Bus drivers have nicknamed a white cat Macavity after it has started using the No 331 several mornings a week.
The feline, which has a purple collar, gets onto the busy Walsall to Wolverhampton bus at the same stop most mornings - he then jumps off at the next stop 400m down the road, near a fish and chip shop.
"He sat at the front of the bus, waited patiently for the next stop and then got off. It was was quite strange at first but now it just seems normal. I suppose he is the perfect passenger really - he sits quietly, minds his own business and then gets off."
Bill Gates & Warren Buffet Pose with Hooters Girls
Goatse | Advert Get a Job Without Colon-Climbing
Temperature Sensitive LED Faucet Lights
Tired of that same old monotonous water? Bored with water that doesn't look like futuristic alien mouthwash? Need to make your midnite bathroom appointments more exhilarating? Then you need to get the LED faucet light attachment from ThinkGeek. You can turn any faucet in your home into a streaming fantasia of techie-bliss in just minutes.
How does it work? Just attach to the end of your faucet (universal adapters included), and when the water flows through the magic chamber, it simply turns on the LED array and illuminates the stream with soothingly powerful hues.
Blue/Red LED - Normally streams BLUE LED's until the water temperature hits 89 degrees after which the LEDs turn RED!
Animated Retro Table Tennis Pong Shirt
Don't get too impressed. This was originally supposed to be the "Animated Gears of War Shirt" but by the time we strapped a 360 to the back of the shirt and added a flatscreen to the front it just wasn't feasible. The test subjects kept falling over, no one liked the car battery power supply duct taped to their leg and don't even get us started on the price.
Timmy (our faithful monkey mascot) suggested a "Barbie Horse Adventures Shirt" and after we pummeled him into submission it was decided that was a bad idea as well. So instead we present to you this fine Animated Retro Table Tennis Shirt. Hey... it's no third-person shooter with big-ass guns and amazing lighting effects, but it does capture that retro gaming nostalgia you've been craving.
emWave Biofeedback Stress Reliever
Your heart is thumping like a four-year-old with a wooden spoon and an upturned pot. The blood is rushing in your ears, and your blood pressure is higher than it's ever been. No, it's not sexy-time. Unfortunately, you're at work, under stress, and making mistakes.
Some people thrive under stress, but the damage to your system can be considerable - even life-threatening. You've got to chill out, but simple deep-breathing may not be enough. You've got to enter a state scientists call 'coherence' - the state where your nervous system, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems are all working in harmony.
Airsoft Handgun with Laser Sight
Legal Cubicle Protection - Load up the clip with tiny plastic airsoft pellets, pull back the slide to cock and take aim with the included laser sight. This diminutive Airsoft Handgun is a little smaller than actual size but delivers tons of cubicle plinking fun.
Just be sure to wear some kind of eye protection as the airsoft BB's tend to ricochet unexpectedly. This gun is mostly safe, but someone told us that the pellets sting a bit on bare skin... and you certainly wouldn't want to hit anyone in the eye... not that YOU would shoot any of your co-workers.
Rolling Stone Grindhouse Cover
Stevie Wonder Pays Thousands for His Own Award
Legendary soul singer STEVIE WONDER has paid $29,250 (£15,000) for a Grammy Award he won in 1974 after the stolen statue was placed for sale on the auction website eBay.
The Best Album accolade, which Wonder received for his LP INNERVISIONS just months after emerging from a car accident-induced coma, was put online by a California auction house on behalf of an independent seller.
Police will not get involved because the award was never reported stolen.
In spite of the EBONY AND IVORY singer's 22 Grammys, a friend tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "This one is special."
Racial Slur on New Vanaik Furniture Sofa Label
When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as "Nigger-brown."
She and husband Douglas purchased a sofa, loveseat and chair in dark brown leather last week from Vanaik Furniture and Mattress store on Dundas St. E.
Suicide Electric Bath Duck
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Post Your Random Picture | MoPo Forum
Where (and How) Evolution Is Taught In the US
This map is taken from the website Science Against Evolution, which quite cleverly tries to win the debate for creation by arguing that the theory of evolution itself has been discredited by scientific evidence and by numerous scientists. However, the map is drawn up by a proponent of evolution, as can be deduced from the remarks on the map and even its colours (green is good, red is bad).
Keith Richards: `I Snorted My Father'
Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all. In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.
"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME. "He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."
Richards' father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84.
Who Killed More People in the Bible?
Firefighter Caught in Bikini
A Wayne Township volunteer firefighter is scheduled to appear Thursday in Mason Municipal Court on drunken driving and other charges after he was found wearing a woman’s blond wig and bikini in a public park.
Steven S. Cole, 46, Waynesville, was arrested about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Oak Park off U.S. 42 after Mason police received a report of an intoxicated man. Cole was charged with drunken driving, having an open container, public indecency and disorderly conduct.
1982 Pontiac Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Car 2-Door Coupe
This is one of the 3 original cars Pontiac donated to Glen Larson to film the Knight Rider TV series. It is one of only 4 surviving T-top cars from the series. (1083, 1084, 1087, 1177) None of the 10 series cars have ever been offered for public sale. Cars 1084 & 1087 are on display in museums.
1982 Pontiac Trans Am
305 V-8 engine
2,393 original miles
This vehicle has been "Title Only" never registered for street operation.
One in Keswick, England and the other in Auburn, Indiana. Car #1177 has had all electronics changed by a reproduction company and does not have any of the original equipment from the series.
Don't Make Me Axe You Again
A DANISH woman whose teenage son locked himself into her car and refused to get out borrowed a policeman's axe and smashed open a window to make the boy change his mind. A spokesman for the police in Flensburg near the Danish border said the 15-year-old locked the doors after his mother left the car to go shopping and refused to come out.
Woman on Horseback Charged With DUI
A woman who went for a horseback ride through town at midnight and allegedly used the horse to ram a police car was charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses, police said Tuesday.
"Cars were passing by having to avoid it, and almost hitting the horse," said Police Chief Brad Gregg. He said DUI charges can apply even when the vehicle has four legs instead of wheels.
Police in the northeast Alabama town received a call around midnight Saturday about someone riding a horse on a city street, Gregg said.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Charlize Theron | MoPo Forum Arcade
Brutally Honest Greeting Cards | Saying it Like it Is
Has someone you know given birth to an ugly baby? Are you cheating on your partner and want to find an interesting way in telling them? Is your mother-in-law a bitch from hell?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may need to express yourself with a straight to the point greeting card from Australian card company Grating Cards. With something for everyone, these cards would make the founder of Hallmark roll in his grave.
Ellen von Unwerth | Photography
These photo's ooze sex appeal tastefully and are very pretty. She captures on camera an image that you would look at once but then quickly look back again for a second but longer look. She has a way of creating impeccable contrast not only with lighting and atmosphere but also with the erotically taboo situations she puts her models in.
Vintage Accessory for the Nudist Beach
Beauty & Brains: Kate Beckinsale
You may know her from: Movies like Click, Serendipity, Underworld, Van Helsing and Pearl Harbor.
Why she's beautiful: Almost made me turn to vampirism with her Underworld films. Routinely places in FHM, Maxim and Stuff's annual lists of hot women.
Why she's brainy: Attended Oxford University (New College) studying French and Russian literature for 3 years. As a teenager she was a two-time winner of the W.H. Smith Young Writers' competition for her short stories and poems. Is also fluent in French, German and Russian.
Extra Credit: Kate Beckinsale's Diet Coke ad. She knows how to make guys, um, tingle.
Canada is Not Another State. It is a Foreign Country
Mayor Fred Hammett continues to take issue with a state law enforcement officer for enforcing boating laws in Florida while an officer and an attorney for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission issue their official opinions that North Carolina may actually have an entirely different set of laws from Florida and that Canada is, in all likelihood, not a part of the United States of America.
One last bit of confusion occasionally arises. Canada is not “another state.” It is a foreign country. Vessels with Canadian registration do not qualify for this exemption unless they are also registered in one of the other U.S. states. Although the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the various U.S. territories and possessions are considered “states,” foreign countries such as Canada are not.
2015 is Almost Here and I Don't Have a Hover-Board
Well, it's getting closer and closer to 2015 and and we have a lot of catching up to do if we're going to make Steven Spielberg's vision come true. Which vision, you ask? That of Back to the Future, part 2.
Dust repellent paper
Self-drying, size-adjusting jackets
Hover-boards (with or without power)
Sky-rocketed inflation (which, I guess, isn't such a bad thing. Although, prices have gone up since 1985)
On-the-scene, journalistic hover-cameras
Viable bionic implants
Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth
Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe.
You've seen the action movies where the bad guy threatens to destroy the Earth. You've heard people on the news claiming that the next nuclear war or cutting down rainforests or persisting in releasing hideous quantities of pollution into the atmosphere threatens to end the world.
The Earth was built to last. It is a 4,550,000,000-year-old, 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000-tonne ball of iron. It has taken more devastating asteroid hits in its lifetime than you've had hot dinners, and lo, it still orbits merrily.
So my first piece of advice to you, dear would-be Earth-destroyer, is: do not think this will be easy.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Google's New TISP Service | Wireless Broadband
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be offered entirely free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system.
"We've got that whole organizing-the-world's-information thing more or less under control," said Google Co-founder and President Larry Page, a longtime supporter of so-called "dark porcelain" research and development. "What's interesting, though, is how many different modalities there are for actually getting that information to you - not to mention from you."
Users who sign up online for the TiSP system will receive a full home self-installation kit, which includes a spindle of fiber-optic cable, a TiSP wireless router, installation CD and setup guide. Home installation is a simple matter of GFlushing™ the fiber-optic cable down to the nearest TiSP Access Node, then plugging the other end into the network port of your Google-provided TiSP wireless router.