Posts tagged "amazon"

Mother Sues Amazon And UPenn Over Daughter’s Suicide

Sujata Singh has filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the University of Pennsylvania, two years after the suicide of her 20-year-old daughter, Arya Singh.
Sujata Singh is suing Amazon for negligence and failing to prevent a Thai company from selling cyanide to her daughter. Arya was able to purchase cyanide pills with no problem at…

Katrin Higher / September 5, 2015

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the…

Newser / June 23, 2015

Amazon’s New Woody Allen Show Would Be A Bad Idea Even If He Wasn’t A Pedophile

As news broke yesterday that Amazon Studios brokered a deal with controversial filmmaker and alleged pedophile Woody Allen to create a TV series for the fledgling streaming network, perhaps no one encapsulated the reaction better than Allen himself. “My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”…

Beejoli Shah / January 14, 2015

My First Year In New York City, As Told By My Amazon Purchase History

This piece was originally published on The Daily Dot.

After 26 years of living in California, I moved to New York City in February 2014. I did not handle it well. Although I was moving for a fun job to a city I’d often fantasized about living in, I still found myself o…

Beejoli Shah / December 30, 2014

Amazon Released A List Of Its Most Popular Kindle Highlights

Kindle’s popular highlights are pretty much the only reason I would have to read anything on a Kindle anymore. I have successfully boycotted Amazon for books and most other things for the last several months, but I still find myself amazed at the popular highlights, mostly because of their extraordinary mediocrity. I’m pretty sure that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014

5 Alternatives To Amazon For Your Book-Buying Needs

You might have seen Stephen Colbert’s take on the Amazon vs. Hachette debacle, or you might have seen articles floating around Facebook, or friends declaring that they’re not buying books from Amazon anymore. What’s the big deal, right?

Here’s what’s happening: Hachette is a gigantic publisher — right up there with Harper Collins,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 13, 2014

The Amazon Reviews For Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bears Are Disgustingly Hilarious

The reviews on Amazon are often a treasure trove of hilarity, but occasionally they are both amusing and educational. For example, I had no idea until today that if I were to eat a handful of Haribo sugarless gummy bears, I could expect my insides to turn into hot lava. According to the hundreds of reviews for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2014

British Bookseller Waterstones Overshadows Amazon’s New Drone Program

Sorry, Amazon: your robot drone delivery program just got one-upped, in terms of both efficiency and novelty. The future of delivery will not be dependent on technology, but rather winged animals — that is, if one British book retail giant has any say in it. Waterstones has trounced Amazon’s plans (which, really, now seem quaint…

Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

Joy Covey, Former Executive, Dies Suddenly In Bike Accident At 50

Joy Covey, the former CFO of and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by Fortune magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 most powerful women, Covey was the first chief fiscal officer of Amazon between 1996 and 2000.

Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

Guys, If You’ve Been Slacking Off At The Gym, You Can Just Buy A Fake Torso

From the deep, dark recesses of Amazon (where all the best products lie in wait), I came across this “Silicone Muscle Man Body Suit Transformation” for the bargain price of 24,000 Yen (that’s about $250). According to the Amazon description, you should buy this self-adhesive breast plate “because it is made of silicon, muscle Muscle…

Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2013

Today In Things That Actually Exist: The Steering Wheel Desk

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Wheelmate steering wheel desk. According to the product description, the Wheelmate is “light enough to carry, but sturdy enough to support a notepad, lunch, or even a laptop.” In the very last sentence, the company cautions against using the product while driving (apparently it’s made for parking lot lunch enthusiasts),…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2013

Amazon Sells A 55-Gallon Bucket Of Lube For $1,495

Okay, someone please tell me what a $1,500, 55-gallon vat of Passion Natural Water-Based Lubricant can be used for. Usually a dollop will do ya. Fifty-five gallons seems beyond excessive. When you’re done explaining that, please look at the “customers who viewed this item also viewed” section. The “Accoutrement Horse Head Mask,” I understand. But…

Ami Angelowicz / February 15, 2012

Debate This: Is It OK For Amazon To Sell “Kiddie Porn”?

Yesterday we got into a heated debate over whether or not Amazon should have banned its controversial Kindle title The Pedophile’s Guide to Love And Pleasure. I should revise my original statement to read, “I am opposed to censorship in most cases.” But as reader Vivster so wisely pointed out, censorship is an official order…

Ami Angelowicz / November 12, 2010

Amazon Finally Bans “The Pedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure”

What kind of crack was Amazon smoking when the retailer decided it was OK to sell the book The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child Lover’s Code of Conduct? Amazon was initially standing behind Philip R. Greaves II’s self-published Kindle e-reader title saying, “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain book…

Ami Angelowicz / November 11, 2010

Amazon Buys Zappos, We’re Concerned

Remember when was just a cute little website where you could get amazing deals on shoes? Well, today our fave place to score heels and flats alike is a multi-million dollar company that has attracted the attention of Amazon. In fact, the online giant has scooped up the company for almost one billion dollars.

Zandile Blay / July 27, 2009

Howl At The Moon!

We all had one. A kid in our junior high school class who wore a wolf T-shirt, I mean. That kid was ahead of the curve, as the wolf T is suddenly oh-so ironically in. The craze started when a T-shirt, with three wolves illustrated on it, went up for sale on Amazon and inspired…

Deborah Findling / June 10, 2009

Gay, Feminist, & Erotica Writers Get Deranked On Amazon

Oh Amazon, how you’ve failed us. The online retailer came under fire this weekend for deranking a long list of books they’ve suddenly deemed “adult” material. Among the books deemed too adult to appear on searches and best seller lists on the site? Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender books, including Gay Life And

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2009

Can A Woman Write Porn And Still Call Herself A Feminist?

Just wait until the real feminists hear about this. A pornographic German novel so graphic it’s caused people to faint at public readings will be published in the UK next month, and it was written by a woman — a woman who calls herself a feminist. Charlotte Roche’s Wetlands shot to the top of Amazon&#8217…

Wendy Atterberry / January 26, 2009

Sex Positions Around The Globe

Men’s Health mag surveyed sex positions around the globe. Although, no nasty move is indigenous to one area because we all universally get freaky! Well, here’s what they found rocked people’s worlds in different areas:

India: The Fusion
When I think of fusion, either nuclear or pan-Asian flare comes to mind. But thi…

Simcha / January 3, 2009

Amazon’s Pro-Date Rape T-Shirt

Um, wow. Color us stupified. This t-shirt is currently for sale on and comes in TWELVE different styles. Appalled? Head on over to Jezebel to get the contact info for Amazon in order to complain your anti-date rape ass off.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2008