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Sunday, December 18, 2011

WTFckery of Not. You Decide.

Some disturbing and freaky WTFckery coming your way...

1. By now you probably heard of the F'ed up thing the hardware store Lowe's pulled. The disturbing thing is, they're not the only company who pulled their advertising as well. From Time: 


"The TLC reality show All-American Muslim, which follows five families in Dearborn, Michigan, has a lot of points to make about the lives of average Muslim citizens in America, among them the lingering discrimination they face after 9/11. (Here’s my review of the show’s premiere.) Last week, hardware big-box store Lowe’s pulled its advertising from All-American Muslim under pressure–and thereby proved the show’s point.

Lowe’s pulled its ads following a protest campaign from the Florida Family Association, which objects to the show, in essence, because it portrays Muslims too positively. That is, it argues the show is “propaganda” because it portrays peaceful, ordinary Muslims without mentioning horrible things that other Muslims have done."

Other companies who pulled their ads:

3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape),
Airborne Vitamin,
Amway, (says it has been misrepresented)
Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55),
Art Instruction Schools,
Bamboozles,
Bank of America (Cash Rewards),
Bare Escentuals,
Brother International (Ptouch),
Campbell’s Soup,
Capital One,
Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer),
City Furniture,
Conagra (Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes),
Corinthian Colleges (Everst411),
Cotton, Inc.,
Cumberland Packing (Sweet’N Low),  (says it has been misrepresented)
Dell computers,
Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips),
Estee Lauder (Clinique),
ET Browe (Palmer’s Cocoa butter),
Gap,
General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep),
Good Year,
Green Mountain Coffee,
Guthy Renker (Proactiv),
Hershey kisses,
Home Depot,  (says it has been misrepresented)
Honda North America,
HTC Phones,
Ikea,
JC Penney,
JP Morgan Chase (Chase Sapphire),
Kayak.com, Kellogg (Special K),
Koa Brands (John Frieda),
Leapfrog Enterprise (Leapster Explorer),
Lowe’s (admits to cancelling ads) ***
Mars (Dove Chocolate),
McDonald’s,
Nationwide Insurance,
News Corp (We bought a zoo movie),
Nintendo (Mariokartz.com),
Novartis (Theraflu),
Old Navy,
Pernod Ricard (Kahlua),
Petsmart,
Pier One,
Pfizer (Centrum vitamin),
Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide),
Progressive Insurance,
Prudential Financial,
Radio Shack,
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse,
SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles),
Sears ,
Signet (Kay Jewelers),
Sonic Drive-ins,
Subaru, T
HQ (uDraw),
T-Mobil,
Toyota (Camry),
Volkswagen,
Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader),
Wal-Mart
Whirlpool (Maytag)
(Source: theamericanmuslim.org)

2. The perfect How To book for new mothers. (Thanks to Linda Mooney)


3. How much thinner can this model get? Her chest is the only "meat" on her body:


4. Looks like this model is missing a two limbs and a neck:


5. Did you know there is a special wall you could stick your used gum on? From Wikipedia:


"The Market Theater Gum Wall is a local landmark in downtown Seattle, in Post Alley under Pike Place Market. Similar to Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California, the Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick alleyway wall now covered in used chewing gum. Parts of the wall are covered several inches thick, 15 feet high for 50 feet.

The wall is by the box office for the Market Theater, and the tradition began around 1993 when patrons of Unexpected Productions' Seattle Theatresports stuck gum to the wall and placed coins in the gum blobs. Theater workers scraped the gum away twice, but eventually gave up after market officials deemed the gum wall a tourist attraction in around 1999. People initially stuck coins to the wall using the gum, and some people create small works of art out of gum. It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009, second to the Blarney Stone."

6. Would you eat on a table that had to be mowed once a week? From Gizmodo:


"This Chia Pet meets Ikea picNYC Table sprouting a healthy growth of grass. You'll probably miss the fresh air—but not the bugs, off-leash dogs, and misdirected frisbees. It was created as a one-off concept by Haiko Cornelissen Architecten to celebrate the trend of urban farming. But instead of a roof-top garden or a window box, the table puts nature front and center in your dining room."

7. I guess this bride had a lot of friends and didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. From Jezebel:


Woman Walks Down The Aisle With 30 Bridesmaids

"When Joyce McDevitt of Wath, England married her husband David, she had 30 bridesmaids and two reserves (she wouldn't want to look unpopular if two had to drop out). McDevitt explains that her family is large and she refused to deny anyone the joy of paying for all the bridesmaid accoutrement (though mercifully, she let the pick their own dresses). McDevitt says, "I could have had even more bridesmaids — but I decided that 30 was enough. I had to draw the line somewhere."

8. People will do anything to get out of going to work. From CBS News: 


Man prints fake obit of mom to get time off

"Authorities say a U.S. man published a fake obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work.

Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Pennsylvania after the obit appeared to say the woman was actually alive and well.

The woman herself then visited the paper."

9. The food is so hot, you gave to sign a waver to eat it. From CBS Boston:


"It’s Hell Week at the East Coast Grill in Cambridge. For those who aren’t familiar with the event, the restaurant cooks up what may be the spiciest dish you could ever eat.

Before you can even order the Pasta Plate from Hell, you have to sign a waiver saying you understand that you are putting yourself in danger."

10. Would you have a slice of this holiday cake? From Cake Wrecks:


11. And your Regretsy WTFckery are for the bear lovers.

I hope you have enjoyed this week's best in WTFckery!

Katiebabs

8 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, had to draw the line somewhere...yeah, I kind of would not even invite 30 people if I got married.

Brie said...

"...which objects to the show, in essence, because it portrays Muslims too positively"

OMG! Is this sh*t for real? So a show about Muslims would be OK as long as they are portrayed as terrorist and murdering bastards… Who’s the terrorist now?

heidenkind said...

I kind of want a grass table! lol

Olivia Starke said...

Give Baldy Your Tit, lmao. I wish I could've gotten this book for my b/f/f when she had her little girl! The kid's face on the book alone is priceless.

I'd love to blog for your site, but can't get the embedded email link to pop up. It's my silly computer. My email is oliviastarke@ymail.com if you want to email me!

Kristin said...

I look forward to these posts. They are always so funny but I kind of think the grass table is cool. It's the whole picnic vibe without the ants and manure.
Kristin
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Laina said...

Actually, I did know about the Gum Wall. I read about it in a book about gum.

Erm. I feel I should say that was not sarcastic and I really did read a book about the history and trivia of bubblegum.

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