Too lazy to go to the bathroom and weight yourself? Soon you may be able to do both at the same time! Designer Haikun Deng designed this toilet seat with a built-in digital scale, so, basically, you’ll be able to see how much weight you lose each time you relieve yourself. It’s only a concept at this point, because, well, it would be kind of gross to be able to see how much your waste weighs, but it could be very useful for lazy people who are trying to watch what they eat. However, the seat/scale might be a little too useful for people with eating disorders — completely thwarting the “Bulemia is curable” toilet seat ad campaign. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!
Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM
“Ok, so you’ve got some of the low lifes down. Do you have any original ideas on the right guy? Or do you, just like all women man haters, know what you don’t want but havn’t a clue what a good guy is. Let me take a guess on the guy your looking for… Very rich, Brad Pitt looks, drives a Lamborghini. People who are not in a good relationship, or have never had a good relationship shouldn’t be giving advice on the matter. Good hunting…”
Judy McGuire got this one in response to one of her “Dating Don’ts” columns and asked me to fact check this hater’s slanderous statements. For starters, Brad Pitt is not her style. She’s more of a Richard Belzer girl. And a Lamborghini? Puh-lease. Is this the ’80s, Patrick Bateman? She’d rather date a guy with a chauffeured limo, natch.
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Director Roman Polanski’s now notorious sex case is making news again because his attorneys filed a request to dismiss the charges against him in December 2008. Tuesday, Los Angeles prosecutors filed a motion stating they will fight the dismissal. In response, Polanski’s lawyer accused the Los Angeles Superior Court of bias and prejudice against the director and is seeking to move the case. Although Polanski’s sex case is notorious, I’m sure there are some people, myself included, that don’t know what actually happened so many years ago. Keep reading »
Americans living in London don’t have to miss out on Inauguration Day Obama-mania. The Madame Tussauds wax museum across the pond is offering Americans the chance to see the new president, albeit the wax version, for free on Jan. 20. Obama’s wax figure is still getting the finishing touches put on it, but he will most definitely be ready in time for the big day. [AP] Keep reading »
Wow, some people really will do anything to get laid. In Australia, a particularly desperate man broke into an adult toy shop to have sex with blow-up doll. Apparently, he smashed the store windows and, um, squeezed through the tight hole. The shop owner say this isn’t the first time he’s broken into the shop and had his way with their merchandise, claiming there’s been at least one unreported break-in before this. “He has been taking the dolls out the back and blowing them up and using the dolls and leaving them in the alley,” he reported. Specifically, he’s been “using” a doll named “Jungle Jane,” which he’s stolen on both occasions. And if that isn’t enough of a gross-out image for you, consider this: the burglar “also had the ‘weird’ habit of cleaning up the mess he had made after entering the building.” Thankfully (?), he didn’t clean up nearly well enough; traces of DNA were left on the doll to help police track him down. “It is a real concern that someone like that is out on the street,” the shop owner said. We couldn’t agree more. [News.com.au] Keep reading »
Adfreak Copyranter points to this anti-bulimia ad campaign in Europe that employs toilet lid stickers to stop girls from purging themselves. In Düsseldorf, Germany, ad firm red cell created the hot pink and blood splatter stickers posted on toilets in local college women’s bathrooms and bars. They read “Bulimie ist heilbar,” or “Bulimia is curable,” and include contact information for the ProMädchen, or “ProGirl,” organization. Copyranter muses: “I’m thinking these lovely labels may have actually put an until-then dormant purge urge in some of the young ladies’ minds.” The F-Word opines: “I think this is a clever and effective way to specifically target those who need help the most.” What do you think? Do toilet lid stickers help fight eating disorders, or does this campaign give young woman an incentive to puke? [ANIMAL] Keep reading »
“Gossip Girl” and “The OC” creator Josh Schwartz has been working on another new series that you will certainly become addicted to, but it’s going to air on a smaller screen than his other shows. “Rockville, CA” premieres March 17 on TheWB.com with 20 scheduled episodes averaging four minutes each. The web series, which Schwartz is working on with his shows’ music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas, is about twentysomethings in the indie music world. Much of the web series was filmed at Los Angeles music venue Passion Pit, and Lykke Li making appearances. We already watch a bunch of TV shows online, so we’re totally down with spending an four extra minutes on our computer, especially if it’s gonna fill us on on who’s the indie band of the moment. [Variety]
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On the cover of today’s free paper AM New York is a hard-hitting headline about how the New York City Department of Health found that…wait for it… binge drinking leads to sex. Puh-lease, after ZERO drinks I’ll do the nasty! Plus, if that was all it took to get laid, I’d get hammered in morning, I’d get hammered in the evening, I’d get hammered all over this land! According to the Health Department’s report, if you have more than five drinks in one sitting, at least once a month, you’re a big slutty drunky-drunk. [Oops. Oops again. Oops. -- Editor] And by slutty, the study means you have had two to four partners a year. Whore! Keep reading »