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Shame on You Kit
Shame on You Kit
Refreshment for the Morning After
The Shame on You kit is an aptly named refreshment kit that contains all the goodies you need for the next morning. Specifically, it includes, "toothbrush and toothpaste, a 1 size fits all thong, 3 condoms,… MORE
The Return of Black Death
The Return of Black Death
Bubonic Plague Kills Monkey At U.S. Zoo
One of the most devastating diseases in human history - the Bubonic Plague (also known as Black Death) - has killed a capuchin monkey at the Denver Zoo. The disease is carried by fleas and is highly contagious.… MORE
MySpace Hands Sex Offenders Over To The Cops
MySpace Hands Sex Offenders Over To The Cops
MySpace will no longer be a safe harbor for convicted sex offenders trolling for unsuspecting victims. MySpace has agreed to share information with law enforcement and they will be working to rid the site… MORE
Needle Freaks
Needle Freaks
Extreme Tattoo Addiction
There was a time when tattoos were thought to be a passing trend but for some people tattoos have become an addiction. Some people are opting to be body-locked - covering their bodies from head to toe… MORE
Floating Logos
Floating Logos
Look Ma, No Stands
Matt Siber has created an interesting display of famous logos - they're all floating! Siber Art describes, "Inspired by the proliferation of very tall signs in the American Mid-West, Floating Logos seeks… MORE
Naughty Dollies
Naughty Dollies
Lita The Burlesque Plush Doll
Claiming to be a doll for adults who like burlesque does not change the fact that the only people who are going to want this doll are little kids. And what do little kids do when they get a new toy? They… MORE
Subliminal Advertising
Subliminal Advertising
New Book Disects Sneaky Trends in Marketing
Media researchers have compiled lists of examples of how the media is used and manipulated to subliminally coerce us... mostly to make purchases that we can't afford. Some of the main tricks of the trade… MORE
Garbage As Art
Garbage As Art
German Artists Create 1000 Statues From Domestic Refuse
The truth to the saying 'one man's garbage is another man's treasure' was underlined with a flourish when German artists created an exhibit of 1000 statues fashioned entirely of refuse. The statues were… MORE
Gun-Operated Alarm Clock
Gun-Operated Alarm Clock
Hit that snooze button right between the eyes with the Gun-Operated Alarm Clock sure to knock 'em dead every time! And you can control the other functions too with the handy tilt-action design. "I don’t… MORE
The Taxi Magnet
The Taxi Magnet
Grab a Cab In Style
Too cool to hail a cab? Then check out the Taxi Magnet, a handy device that allows you to summon a cab without flailing about. Make sure you're the first in line, next time you need a taxi! MORE
Robot Fetishism and Technosexuality aka "I'm in Love with an Actroid"
Robot Fetishism and Technosexuality aka "I'm in Love with an Actroid"
Technology is wonderful! It sprouts new and unusual interests, fetishes and fixations. Take for example Robot Fetishism and Actroid Love. These are just a couple of terms associated with love for a humanoid… MORE
Teacher/Student Love Affairs
Teacher/Student Love Affairs
A Growing Trend
In all honesty, all of us have had a crush on a teacher. It's a rite of growing up. But what if the tables are turned? What if a teacher falls in love with a student? Is that child abuse in the making?… MORE
Gen Nexters Cool With Smoking Marijuana
Gen Nexters Cool With Smoking Marijuana
According to a recent survey, Gen Nexters, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers agree on one thing - smoking pot is socially acceptable In fact, smoking marijuana is increasingly viewed as more socially acceptable… MORE
Finance Recruiting Gets Naughty
Finance Recruiting Gets Naughty
Career at Optiver Keeps You 'Aroused'?
Optiver, a financial derivatives trading company, has launched a recruiting campaign that's pretty intense with T&A;. As if that wasn't extreme enough, their 'pitch' is that a career at their firm will… MORE
Obsessive Fans
Obsessive Fans
Hugh Grant Handcuffed by Fan at Premiere
In our media crazed world, obsessive fans continue to push the boundaries in order to get exposure to larger than life celebrities. One fan, Cielke Sijben handcuffed herself to Hugh Grant at the premier… MORE
Alabama Bans Sex Toys, But Okay with Guns
Alabama Bans Sex Toys, But Okay with Guns
It's okay to own guns in Alabama, but the state is not okay with sex toys. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld the statute in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. MORE
Bongs Get High Tech
Bongs Get High Tech
Volcano Vaporizer
Ever wonder what the college kids are up to these days? Well, it seams that bongs have gotten high tech. For $539, one can inhale their 'medicinal' marijuana with a high tech vaporizer. MORE
Diesel Website (and Salesman) Hijacked by Two Lingerie Models
Diesel Website (and Salesman) Hijacked by Two Lingerie Models
Oh look, two models have hijacked Diesel's websites, captured a salesman and tied him to a bed. They've made their demands to Diesel and are now taking requests from readers on what to do with the captured… MORE
Dissolvable Dress Makes a Statement
Dissolvable Dress Makes a Statement
Let It Rain?
Making a political statement about our throwaway society, the dissolvable dress erodes to nothing once exposed to water. The dress is meant to highlight the fact that plastics can be made friendlier. MORE
Coca Cola Gets Dirty with New Carmen Electra Ads
Coca Cola Gets Dirty with New Carmen Electra Ads
Coca Cola may not be the family brand you thought it was. Their alleged latest campaign, featuring Carmen Electra, appears to be more revealing than anything Coke has shown us in the past. Perez Hilton,… MORE
Playboy in Braille
Playboy in Braille
Blind people enjoy pornography too. That's what you'll learn when you pick up a copy of Playboy in braille. Although, if you don't know how to read braille, you won't know the difference between an ad… MORE
Geek Graffiti
Geek Graffiti
Remember Nerd Art Paintings? Well, now we have Geek Graffiti, proving that vintage Nintendo games never lose their cool. Even in the graffiti counter-culture there's always room for retro pixels. MORE
Celebrity Butt Plugs?
Celebrity Butt Plugs?
George W Tush
Yes, yes, I know. This is the most inappropriate product ever posted to this site. But (er...) the product is actually pretty entertaining. A great gift for someone you think acts too Republican. The… MORE
Magazine Cover Beach Towel
Magazine Cover Beach Towel
New Playboy Ad Campaign
Put yourself on the cover with the Playboy Beach Towel. The caption screams, "I can be the March Playmate," which - of course - relates to a campaign to solicit new playmates. Regardless of whether or… MORE
Fake Business Cards
Fake Business Cards
Advertising agency DDB has created a service for fake business cards to help keep you out of trouble this holiday season. The theory is that by assuming your alternate identity, you can feel more free… MORE
Imitation Advertising
Imitation Advertising
Sony Girl Asks, "Who Do You Want to Play With?"
Sony's new Vaio site which features an imitation of Mac's ads with a third player in the mix. The ad asks, "Who do you want to play with?" Choose the attractive Sony girl, and she giggles. Ironically,… MORE
Renegade US Soldiers Use Tank to Crush Iraqi Car
Renegade US Soldiers Use Tank to Crush Iraqi Car
In the category of 'US Soldiers Abusing Their Power', we have a video of some soldiers who use a tank to crush an Iraqi's car. The YouTuber who posted the video describes, "These people stole some wood,… MORE
Sex-e-Bay
Sex-e-Bay
eBay Auctioners Use Sex to Sell Playstation 3
Each of the photos in this gallery are taken from actual auctions on eBay! Marketers have long known that sex sells (although one report this year suggested that sex doesn't sell). Now it seems that… MORE
Swiss Mini Gun
Swiss Mini Gun
World's Smallest Functional Revolver
This 2.16 inch Colt Python replica is a real gun that actually shoots 0.35 inch bullets. The gun was crafted using swiss watchmaking technology. The little bullets go 426 feet per second, so watch out.… MORE
Panda Porn
Panda Porn
Videos Teach Pandas to Mate
Chuang Chuang, a six year old male panda in a Bankok zoo will be one of the first to watch Panda Porn.  Specifically, he will watch films created to get him in the mood with the end goal of teaching the… MORE
Scrabble Furniture
Scrabble Furniture
Live the scrabble life every day with scrabble furniture. At this point, the designers have created the furniture for their own enjoyment, so you'll have to be pursuasive to get them to sell... The scrabble… MORE
Big Bottle Wine Dispenser
Big Bottle Wine Dispenser
a Wine Keg for Your Kitchen
The Big Bottle Wine Dispenser is the equivalent of a wine keg for your kitchen (or restaurant). In addition to serving up your red, food grade nitrogen is dispensed to preserve the quality and white wines… MORE
Vigilante Pedophile Catchers
Vigilante Pedophile Catchers
Wired Editor Nabs Criminal
The word pedophile is disgusting on its own. To think that real people are on the net and preying on innocent children is even worst. Luckily, a new breed of vigilantism has emerged. In fact, a WIRED… MORE
Sharp Architecture
Sharp Architecture
The New Denver of Museum of Art
This is a photo of the new Denver of Museum of Art. Designed by NYC architect Daniel Libeskind, the Museum features sharp edges and a bold exterior that will surely make it an architectual landmark. From… MORE
Fashion Goes Soft Porn
Fashion Goes Soft Porn
Jenna Jameson in Adidas Ad
In July, we introduced you to Shai, a French fashion label using hardcore porn for its catalog. Shai featured full on porn scenes with their clothing draped over the sides of the bed. Rumour has it that… MORE
Eating Snow
Eating Snow
The Latest Japanese Craze
Eating snow is the latest dessert craze in Japan. Note: not the yellow type. "A new dessert sold from a roadside stand in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district is drawing crowds with its unique taste… MORE

Featured Ideas

Premeditated Fame
Premeditated Fame
How Paris Hilton Made it Big
Have you ever asked how Paris Hilton became so famous without any real talent?  Maybe that’s because she out-marketed you.  Rumour has it that Paris Hilton planned her actions better than you think.  In… MORE
Garbage As Art
Garbage As Art
German Artists Create 1000 Statues From Domestic Refuse
The truth to the saying 'one man's garbage is another man's treasure' was underlined with a flourish when German artists created an exhibit of 1000 statues fashioned entirely of refuse. The statues were… MORE
Big Bottle Wine Dispenser
Big Bottle Wine Dispenser
a Wine Keg for Your Kitchen
The Big Bottle Wine Dispenser is the equivalent of a wine keg for your kitchen (or restaurant). In addition to serving up your red, food grade nitrogen is dispensed to preserve the quality and white wines… MORE
Celebrity Butt Plugs?
Celebrity Butt Plugs?
George W Tush
Yes, yes, I know. This is the most inappropriate product ever posted to this site. But (er...) the product is actually pretty entertaining. A great gift for someone you think acts too Republican. The… MORE
Renegade US Soldiers Use Tank to Crush Iraqi Car
Renegade US Soldiers Use Tank to Crush Iraqi Car
In the category of 'US Soldiers Abusing Their Power', we have a video of some soldiers who use a tank to crush an Iraqi's car. The YouTuber who posted the video describes, "These people stole some wood,… MORE
Sex-e-Bay
Sex-e-Bay
eBay Auctioners Use Sex to Sell Playstation 3
Each of the photos in this gallery are taken from actual auctions on eBay! Marketers have long known that sex sells (although one report this year suggested that sex doesn't sell). Now it seems that… MORE
The Taxi Magnet
The Taxi Magnet
Grab a Cab In Style
Too cool to hail a cab? Then check out the Taxi Magnet, a handy device that allows you to summon a cab without flailing about. Make sure you're the first in line, next time you need a taxi! MORE
Alabama Bans Sex Toys, But Okay with Guns
Alabama Bans Sex Toys, But Okay with Guns
It's okay to own guns in Alabama, but the state is not okay with sex toys. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld the statute in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. MORE
Subliminal Advertising
Subliminal Advertising
New Book Disects Sneaky Trends in Marketing
Media researchers have compiled lists of examples of how the media is used and manipulated to subliminally coerce us... mostly to make purchases that we can't afford. Some of the main tricks of the trade… MORE
Imitation Advertising
Imitation Advertising
Sony Girl Asks, "Who Do You Want to Play With?"
Sony's new Vaio site which features an imitation of Mac's ads with a third player in the mix. The ad asks, "Who do you want to play with?" Choose the attractive Sony girl, and she giggles. Ironically,… MORE
Swiss Mini Gun
Swiss Mini Gun
World's Smallest Functional Revolver
This 2.16 inch Colt Python replica is a real gun that actually shoots 0.35 inch bullets. The gun was crafted using swiss watchmaking technology. The little bullets go 426 feet per second, so watch out.… MORE
MySpace Hands Sex Offenders Over To The Cops
MySpace Hands Sex Offenders Over To The Cops
MySpace will no longer be a safe harbor for convicted sex offenders trolling for unsuspecting victims. MySpace has agreed to share information with law enforcement and they will be working to rid the site… MORE
Vigilante Pedophile Catchers
Vigilante Pedophile Catchers
Wired Editor Nabs Criminal
The word pedophile is disgusting on its own. To think that real people are on the net and preying on innocent children is even worst. Luckily, a new breed of vigilantism has emerged. In fact, a WIRED… MORE
Gen Nexters Cool With Smoking Marijuana
Gen Nexters Cool With Smoking Marijuana
According to a recent survey, Gen Nexters, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers agree on one thing - smoking pot is socially acceptable In fact, smoking marijuana is increasingly viewed as more socially acceptable… MORE