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September 24, 2012

13 Pop Stars In Catsuits

Skin-tight getups are a mainstay of pop fashion, from Britney and Beyoncé to Lady Gaga and...uh, Marilyn Manson.

Someone Got A Lil Bub Tattoo On Their Palm

Okay, so unless you've been living under a rock, you know Lil Bub is an adorable freak of nature who has amassed leagues of followers on the internet. I'm glad someone had the guts to reveal the downright evil nature of the Cult of Lil Bub.

Meanwhile In Australia...

I beg to differ: the smell Down Under your pants after consuming one of these will be quite worrisome.

Dress Yourself Up Like Azealia Banks

Upload a picture of yourself (or use one of the cats or dogs provided) and see what you can create with her leather overalls corset get-up thing.

Alien Horse

This horse ain't from around here. Get away from the hay, you bitch!

6 Sexy Tramp Lamps

That's one way to put the spark back in the bedroom. Rather than regulating lingerie to the back of the drawer, why not display it?

Feel A Feeling For F. Scott Fitzgerald's Birthday

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, was born on this date in 1896. In his famously romantic honor, then, here's the top single from Korean boy band 2AM's EP F. Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love. Get ready to FEEL.

Obama Says Some Of His Campaign Ads Go "Overboard"

“Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign. Are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things? You know, that happens in politics.”

How Google Bought Legislation to Let Driverless Cars on California Highways

With $140,000 to a prominent Sacramento law firm and a steady drumbeat of state ($64,000 to state senatorial candidates) and federal campaign contributions (over $8 million), Google pushed for a bill that could have been controversial — to let their robot cars onto the freeways of California. But because of their spending (and their savvy), the bill sailed through the state's senate and awaits approval from the governor. Go read the whole story; Zusha Elinson from The Bay Citizen got some choice quotes from politicos about what it looks like for tech money to flex its political power.

When The White House Argued Obama Would Change Washington From The Inside

Mitt Romney has seized on comments that President Obama said at town hall last week that a lesson he learned as President was "you can't change Washington from the inside." At a 2009 forum, White House senior advisor David Plouffe argued Obama would work with Congress on issues to change Washington from the inside out.

IKEA Pulls Pussy Riot Style Photo From Website

It was—far and away—the number one entry in a competition to create the next cover for the Russian edition of IKEA's catalog. Another big company gets burned by crowdsourcing creative work.

Paul Ryan Didn't Always Shy Away From The Word "Voucher"

At a speech at the AARP, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said the word "voucher" was "a poll tested word designed to scare today's seniors." Ryan added "nobody is proposing" a voucher. But Ryan previously embraced using the word, as these two videos from 2009 and 2010 show as well. A a search of the candidates House website also shows he has articles on his website describing his current plan a voucher system.

Paul Ryan: Cayman Islands "The Place You Hide Your Money"

Democrats often hit Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for having an offshore bank account in the Cayman Islands. In 2010, during a speech to the Chamber of Commerce, his running mate Paul Ryan called the Cayman Islands "the place you hide your money" while making a push for changing the corporate income tax to make America more competitive.

Apple's Strange Weekend

Apple sold about five million iPhones over the weekend, which is a < a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/09/iphone-5-sales-top-5-million-during-launch-weekend/>new record despite falling short of analysts' estimates. Meanwhile, Foxconn, Apple's controversial manufacturing partner, was forced to shut down a factory in Taiyuan after 2,000 workers were "involved in a brawl at a company dormitory."

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