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Even Computerless Grandmothers Are Using Twitter!


Twitter really took off this year, with everyone from Britney Spears to Levi Johnston tweeting their every thought and action. And now, even senior citizens without computers can update their friends and family with Celery, a system that lets users send and receive tweets via fax. “I don’t usually write to my daughter that much because she talks too much and then it takes up too much of my time, but she can read my Twittering here and she can see what her mother’s doing and know that her mother is OK …,” the grandmother in the above video told a news reporter. Even old people like communicating without actually having to interact. [via Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Girls Flashes Car, Then It Hits Her

Cherelle May Dudfield, my new favorite extrovert, is in a little less trouble today than she was in September, when shortly following her drunken stroll into traffic, she was struck by a car. The driver apparently found Cherelle standing in the middle of a traffic island, flashing him, a little distracting. The car did slow down, but it still ran right into her. “She rolled up onto the hood and cracked the windscreen before she came down with some minor injuries and was taken to hospital,” said the police.
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The New Year Is Almost Here

You best get crackin’ on completing those 2009 resolutions, because the “10,” as in 2010, has already been installed and tested in preparation for the New Year’s Eve ball drop ceremony in Times Square. [12/16/2009, New York City] Keep reading »

Freedom Is Just Another Word For Pad


When I think of freedom I think of the good ol’ US of A, an open bar at a holiday party, heck, not ever wearing underwear! An inch-thick pad in my panties? That doesn’t seem synonymous. Luckily, that never stopped advertisers from making this vintage ad. [Everything Is Terrible] Keep reading »

Olympic Weightlifter Picks Up A Dumbbell And Pops Out A Baby

If you saw “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on TLC, you probably can’t stop wondering how it is possible for a woman not to know she’s pregnant and then slip into a bathroom stall and drop one out? It just seems so incomprehensible to me. How could you miss all of the signs—like the 20 pounds of weight gain in your belly or no period for nine months? Not so subtle, people. In Chile an Olympic weightlifter, Elizabeth Poblete, was in the gym training for a competition when she felt a little bit sick. Wait for it … then she picked up a dumbbell and popped out a baby boy. Surprise! Keep reading »

Why Is Verizon Using Ciara’s Crotch To Sell Cell Phones?


This Verizon commercial for the LG Chocolate Touch featuring Ciara has been making the rounds for a while now, and I’ve finally figured out why it annoys me so doggone much. The ad goes beyond using sex to sell a product and enters low-class strip club territory. I mean, Ciara is all but rubbing that guy’s face in her crotch. Broke strippers must often resort to the nastiest, most demeaning tactics to get customers to give up a few dollars; exposing the goodies and letting themselves get fondled is commonplace in these situations. Ciara is relying on a similar talent — her ability to gyrate — now that she’s fallen way off because her music ain’t cutting it. Keep reading »

New York’s “Are You Drinking Fat?” PSA Ad Is The Grossest Ever


New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want anyone in this city to have any fun. First, he banned smoking in bars, then trans-fats, then he made all chain restaurants post the number of calories in each item, so that you can’t order the chips and guacamole at Chipotle in peace. Now, the New York Department of Health is taking on soda in these uber-gross PSA ads that show oozing, dripping fat being poured out of soda bottles before people take a swig. Seriously stomach-turning. Do you think these ads have a point, or do we have bigger fish to fry than folks having a can of Dr. Pepper when they want? Keep reading »

Can My Vanilla Make Out With Your Chocolate?

Our buddy Copyranter points us to this freakishly erotic ad for Italy’s Zaini milk chocolate. Why, it’s almost … pornographic. If you’re into food porn, that is. Vanilla is really tonguing the hell out of chocolate, no? I don’t know if this makes me want to eat a chocolate bar. Oddly, I think it does. Are they going to release the hardcore version soon? One can hope. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

The Duggar Family’s 19th Child Has Arrived

Michelle and Jim Duggar (not to be confused with their procreating son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Anna) added baby number 19 to their ever-growing family yesterday evening. Michelle was taken to the hospital for a gallstone, and Josie, the newest J-name, was delivered by emergency C-section. She weighed just 1 lb., 6 oz. and is currently in the NICU for extended care.

More surprising than the Duggars having another baby is their choice for Josie’s middle name: Brooklyn. David and Victoria Beckham certainly do know how to start trends. [People] Keep reading »

Quickies: A Mormon Republican Writes A Hanukkah Song & Nicole Kidman Is Effortlessly Thin

  • Senator Orrin Hatch, the Mormon Republican from Utah, wrote a Hanukkah song. Nobody knows why. [Videogum]
  • Playgirl lost money by inviting and paying Levi Johnston to pose with his manly bits. [Queerty]

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