In an apparent attempt to get people more interested in protected sex, Condomania Harajuku recently released a series of ads showing live human beings stuffed into vacuum-packed bags. "Preserve the love," the ads read. "Wear a condom." The effect is startling.
The non-stop spiral of blunders by NYC Major candidate Anthony Weiner and his cohort continues. In this episode, Weiner's communications director Barbara Morgan calls Olivia Nuzzi—a former intern who slammed Weiner's campaign in the NY Daily News—"fucking slutbag" and "cunt." The good news: no dickshots were sent.
When you head to the polls this November you're supposed to vote for who you think will best lead the country for the next four years. But that's not really what happens. Deep down everyone who steps into that voting booth knows that they could do a far better job as President of the United States of America.
A North Carolina woman named Crystal Harris was minding her own business, listening to Garth Brooks on the Pandora iPhone app, when she was hit with a prompt asking her to share her email with the Mitt Romney campaign. If this is the future of political advertising, we all might as well throw our phones in a pile and…
If you've been following the Republican campaign race, then you're already familiar with the ongoing fracas between Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry over the latter's 2007 HPV vaccine mandate; and that Bachmann suggested yesterday that the vaccine can cause mental retardation.
Why is there a mid-grade Android flip phone on a site full of brazen iPhone fanboys? (Yeah, we admit it. What. WHAT.) It's not the first Android flip phone. It's not the first Hello Kitty phone. It's not even very desirable.
Over the past few days, we've received more than 1,000 horror stories about bad cable experiences: tales of bad techs, terrible service, and troubling billing practices. We used those to build a cable customer's bill of rights.
Your new pad is ace. All it needs now is cable. Easy! You'll be all set in no time; just take a vacation day and wait for some dude to show up and run a line to a box. What?
You hate your cable company, right? Seems like everyone does. Cable television routinely scores lower in customer satisfaction than just about anything else—including congress. So why don't you just switch providers? Oh yeah, you can't. You're so screwed!
If you live in Manhattan and want to see a sight you'll never forget, then travel to West Broadway and Grand Street. Look up and you'll see the disturbing 3D face of the Jell-O pudding man.
We've got vampire slaying ex-presidents, so why not a vampire presidential hopeful? Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey, who believes he's a direct descendant of Vlad The Impaler, wants to be your next commander in chief. He's headed to D.C. to campaign.
Toshiba's new "timesculpture" advert takes The Matrix's Bullet Time film technique one bizarrely cool step forward by animating within the freeze-frame. It was filmed with 200 Gigashot camcorders arranged on a special rig, recording a mahoosive 20 terabytes of data from which the ad was composed. Check it out—it's…
The ObamaBot has been a patient contributor to the Obama presidential campaign. After being assembled for $250, the 6-foot metal and wooden robot took to the streets of Florida waving signs to promote early voting and now President-elect Barack Obama. From a technical standpoint, the robot is apparently "powered by…
I love the new Microsoft ads, from Seinfeld to the I'm a PC montage, but I'm no expert. Vanity Fair asked seven advertising pros to comment on Microsoft's campaign. They put answers in cute little old fashioned Windows error prompts. One thought: There are lots of CEOs here, but I'd prefer to see more creative…
New Scientist today is summarzing the world of political spin detection software-behavioral scientist Paul Ekman claims he can analyze a speech's text for words that indicate untruths and deception. Others look to analyze the tenor of the voice, and facial recognition to spot lies is becoming more of a reality. But…