Category Archives: Reality Check

Driving While on the Phone

The following is a graphic public service film depicting the ravages of using cell phones while driving.  Although created and aired only in the United Kingdom, it’s message is relevant everywhere.  Surely this wont be aired in it’s entirety on US television due to the gruesome nature of the content but thanks to the internet it can still be viewed.  Which begs the questions… Is this video appropriate?  Is it shock for shock-value’s-sake or does it have the power to actually change behavior.  You decide.

WARNING:  The following video is extremely graphic and violent. Watch at your own discretion.

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My Gift to You

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… for being loyal while I was on hiatus!

Ever since my mom found the Maxine greeting card from Hallmark that read, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit next to me,” it has been our motto.  Shoot – why the hell not?  I mean, snarky gossip is twice as awesome as eaves dropping which even better than people watching which obviously trumps US Weekly… and everybody loves US Weekly, so I think I’ve made my point!

So where is one to get their fill of stuff they shouldn’t hear?  Well, I’ll tell you… cuz I’m a giver… rated by inappropriate excellence:

  1. FML (F-My-Life): Where every day folks share the stories that make them say, “F-My-Life!”
  2. Fireland on Twitter:  A dude named Joshua Green Allen who’s one-liners will make you more uncomfortable than watching Borat in NYC’s Diamond District.
  3. Texts From Last Night: A collection of texts that prove your friends have your best interest at heart when they take your phone away from you at the end of a debaucherous night.

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I <3 Puppies

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A San Francisco couple set up a live video feed to watch over their dog’s six Shiba Inu puppies… and the rest is history (or rather, workplace distraction). 

If only they could pipe in puppy breath… bestill my puppy-loving heart.

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Stupid Shit – III

WhoCanISue.com

This is real.  Really telling.  Really sad.  Although I have to admit, I think the business-man-slipping-on-a-banana-peel logo is really awesome… so sue me!

 

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 via burke mal 😉

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Corn Porn

Rachael Ray’s failed attempt at being as seductive as Nigella Lawson

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True Story – Cowgirl

 

Woman Wearing Cow Suit Charged with Disorderly Conduct

POSTED: 12:00 pm EDT September 30, 2008
 
MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown woman is accused of being disorderly in public — while wearing a cow suit.  A police report filed about the incident said Michelle Allen allegedly chased children in her neighborhood while wearing the suit on Monday evening.  Allen also urinated on a neighbor’s front porch, the report said, and was warned by officers to go home and stay there.  Allen was charged with disorderly conduct after an officer found her causing traffic problems on North Verity Parkway.   The officer’s report stated that Allen was verbally abusive to him on the trip to jail and smelled of alcohol.  The report did not speculate as to why Allen was wearing the cow suit.

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Stupid Shit – I

I am all for originality and innovation but I’m calling it like I see it… and this is some Stupid Shit!

As if the Roomba wasn’t stupid enough, now there is a Muwi… basically a Roomba for your lawn. 

The Muwi won the Bronze in the IDEA: Design Awards but come on… not only do you know this thing isn’t really going to work, but your neighbors will too when your lawn is all sorts of wonky.  Besides, it might as well be screaming “steal me” because you know it is going to ganked by the neighborhood kids once you put it out on the lawn… unless you stand outside guarding it, which is also stupid. 

The way I see it, it only has two redeeming qualities:

  1. It produces awesome grass patties that look like felted frisbees (which the designer suggests can be used to make a chair… huh?).
  2. It slightly resembles the coveted Clocky alarm clock.

Designed by Yong Hee Cho, Yuli Sung, Jee Won Lee and Seung Hee Son.

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