Continuing our ongoing saga of controversial advertisements, this week’s batch is particularly interesting. Some are funny. Some are disturbing. Some are just creepy. And some we’re not sure if the advertisers meant to portray what our eyes are telling us. Your call.
Posts in January, 2014
Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, hand-scrawled a list of his all-time favorite albums. Published in Kurt Cobain’s Journals (a collection of writings and drawings by Cobain), it was titled “Top 50 by Nirvana” and included a few fascinating surprises.
In the picture below, do you see a man standing on the shores of a lake, reflections of trees on the water? Now rotate the picture 90 degrees counterclockwise to see what is really portrayed in this photograph.
NASA published this stunning photograph today featuring the road that connects the Northern Cross and Southern Cross – the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Taken from Laguna Cejar in Northern Chile by Nicholas Buer, the photo was shot in October, just after sunset. Included in the photo are the Moon, Venus (above/left of […]
This festive little critter knows how to party. It’s fancy name is Maratus volans but we prefer the more descriptive term, peacock spider (or “gliding spider”), a species of jumping spider with colorful red, blue, black, and green flap-like extensions on its abdomen that it raises for display during mating. The colorful little showboat’s artistic […]
The Guardian and New York Times revealed today that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, have been working to take advantage of “leaky” smartphone apps, such as the popular Angry Birds game (which according to the report, was used as a “case study” in smartphone surveillance). According to top-secret documents leaked by […]
Get ready to waste hours finding hidden Easter-eggs in Microsoft’s new mind-blowing Gigapixel interactive Seattle image
Get ready to spend mindless (but fun) hours exploring Microsoft’s new GIGAPIXEL interactive image of Seattle. Why would a picture of Seattle be so much fun? For one, the interactive hi-def image is a mind-boggling 20,000 megapixel super high-resolution 360-degree panorama of Seattle integrated with humorous, hidden Easter-egg shots of local artists. The result is […]
China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover is a little over a month into its three-month lunar exploration mission. Today the Chinese State Administration of Space, Technology, and Industry for National Defense has said the rover has experience a “mechanical control abnormality” that was the result of a “complicated lunar surface environment”. In other words, it’s stuck […]
Stop and smell the roses? Sometimes is helps to take the time to recognize the beauty of the world that we live in. Here is a collection of nature photographs that will surely put a smile on your face.
Three days ago, a white dwarf exploded in the nearby M82 galaxy (aka Messier 82, Starburst Galaxy, or the Cigar Galaxy), the closest galaxy to our own. The explosion created the closest, and brightest, supernova seen by man in over a quarter of a century. In fact, the explosion is so bright, backyard astronomers are […]
Earlier we published an article showing examples of vintage ads that were surprisingly sexiest (by modern-day standards). Still, modern ads continue to push the envelope withs ads that are cunningly sexist, racist, or otherwise controversial. Check out the examples below.
Sex in advertising is nothing new but thirty years ago, advertisers felt women could push a vacuum cleaner but couldn’t drive a car. Check out these vintage sexist ads that’ll remind you that times have indeed changed
Advertisers are paid to be creative, apparently with or without a conscience. Check out the ads below for which we pose the questions, “WTF were these advertisers thinking?!?”
In late 2013, two major retailers were hit with up to a half-dozen more major retailers exploited without even knowing it. In Target’s case, where credit and bank card data was collected from November 27, 2013 through December 15, 2013, 40 million credit card numbers were obtained by the hackers, impacting more than 70 million […]
Doodle Dot Cosplay (photographed by WeNeals Photography) released this wonderful cosplay featuring Starfire from DC Comics fame. Starfire was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez and was ranked 20th in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s “100 Sexiest Women in Comics” list.