You may have to look very closely to figure out what’s happening in this ad. Still clueless? Well, the biker is trudging up the hairy belly of an obese man, warning us that if we don’t “stay in shape,” we’ll end up a sedentary slob. That’s my take on the ad, anyway, not that I agree. I think a more successful ad would have been to show overweight people that they can still do activities like riding a bike, not shame them. Or maybe SPW Bike’s goal was just to get attention in a clever way. What do you think? See the female version of the ad after the jump. [Copyranter] Keep reading »
Is your blog so incredibly raw that its master deserves to be rewarded with $1000 worth of G-Star products? Is your blog so raw that it deserves to be mentioned in a magazine? If so, enter it in Dazed and Confused‘s Raw Blog Awards contest. The deadline is July 31st, after which the top 15 blogs in each category (music, fashion, arts & culture and photography) will be selected.
From there, it’s a cage match to the death. (By “cage match to the death” we mean “online poll starting August 1st.”) By September 1, the top blog in each of the four genres will be determined and the winners walk away with G-Star products and a mention in the October issue of Dazed and Confused. Not too shabby, eh? Keep reading »
Reader Natalie took these on Windmill Lane near her home in Dublin, Ireland. “Graffiti artists regularly tag this street and the guardai (police) have given up on policing the vandalism,” she wrote us. “It began as a homage to the band U2 who recorded their first albums in a recording studio on this street. Now, many of the U2 references are gone and the walls of this alley are tagged with any number of things. Considering the usually garish and gang related things that end up on these walls, these two pictures were pretty sweet.”
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
Well, ladies if you ever had any doubt that women are higher up on the food chain than men, you can lay your skepticism to rest. A new study shows that men get dumber when they talk to females. Dutch psychologists had guys and gals talk to peeps of the same and opposite sex, then quizzed them with word games. Women’s intelligence remained unchanged, no matter who they talked to. But dudes were all good only if they talked to other men. When they talked to gals, afterwards they were just, well, stupid. The hotter the chick, the dumber the dude. Ah, now I understand why that guy at the club the other night blurted out that he was a drug dealer after I said “hi” to him. Tell us about some of your experiences that you understand better now that you’ve read this study. [Asylum] Keep reading »
I really enjoyed playing with paper dolls when I was younger. Didn’t you? Well if not, you can make up for the lost opportunity with today’s more fashionable paper dolls. London-based artist I Love Mel has created Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn paper dolls that are sure to recapture your childhood, if you dare to open the packaging. Each of the dolls comes with fashions that the supermodels would actually wear — flannel for Agy and stripes and vests for Kate. If you’d like to take more creative license, there’s also the Colour Me Good Kate Moss coloring book. See the Agyness paper doll after the jump [I Love Mel via Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Her smile is fake, the divorce is real…and we hope so is the ring. But we’re more confused by Kate Gosselin wearing a hat than anything! How can she deny the world the beauty that is her hair? [Reading, PA, 6/23/09]
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While we struggle to get men to commit to one date, an Irish woman has managed to bag four husbands by age 23, five by 31. Sure, the courts are calling her a “very predatory female,” but we would like to take this moment to congratulate this totally average looking chick on
suckering marrying so many men. How does she do it? Is it just the luck of the Irish? Is it her resemblance to Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix?” Find out her story after the jump!
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Obama may puff on a cigarette every now and then, but that doesn’t mean he thinks it’s okay for you to do it. On Monday, he signed a bill that will seriously regulate cancer sticks. Under this bill, the Food and Drug Administration gets to rule over tobacco companies with an iron fist. By January, cigarette companies will have to register with the FDA and offer up a list of the ingredients in everything they’re making. The president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids called this “the strongest action the federal government has ever taken to reduce tobacco use.” [USA Today] Keep reading »
Chace Crawford is now, sort of, one degree from Kevin Bacon — he has officially signed on as Ren McCormack in the new “Footloose” remake. Not only will he actually have to sing, but he’ll also have to keep up with his leading lady, played by “Dancing With the Stars”‘ Julianne Hough. Kenny Ortega, also behind “High School Musical,” was one of the three main filmmakers involved in the decision to cast Zac Efron in the leading role. Efron later dropped out after being advised to stay away from musical roles so that he can build up versatility. While we hope Chace Crawford is as good a song-and-dance man as Zac Efron or Kevin Bacon, Crawford says, “I don’t know if the gymnastics [high bar] scene is going to make it, I’ve got some movement in me, but I’m not a dancer. I need to start stretching now.” In case you haven’t seen this cult classic, in a nutshell: mysterious new guy moves to ultra-religious Midwestern town, introduces teens to rock ‘n’ roll, and trouble ensues when hot girl’s preacher dad shuts down the fun. I don’t know about you, but I hope they do justice to this rebel with a cause. Keep reading »