Sunday, September 9, 2012

WTFckery or Not? You Decide

Some major ridiculous and disturbing WTFckery coming your way... 

1. Hypocrisy they name is E.L. James. Keep in mind for those who might not be aware, Fifty Shades of Grey was once Twilight fan-fiction better known as Masters of the Universe. This is very, very well known across the internet no matter how much James and her agent Valerie Hoskins may spin it or say it's not. So when E.L. James threatens legal action against other for using anything associated with Fifty Shades of Grey, it's a big whopping WTFckery on James's part. From the Mirror UK:

"EL James has threatened a housewife with legal action for throwing saucy Fifty Shades of Grey parties.

Tina Winters, 45, wanted to pass on tips and sell lingerie but lawyers told her to stop using the novel as a theme.

Tina, of Coventry, must stop the parties and remove references to the British author’s book from her website.

EL James’ agent Valerie Hoskins said the legal letter was not personal, adding: “You can’t just hijack something someone else owns.”

Now, I've heard there's a good possibility (or maybe they're just rumors since everything is flying around on the internet regarding anything Fifty Shades) that E.L. James is sending out cease and desist letters to anyone who dares to publish their Fifty Shades of Grey fan fiction, which again is a big WTFckery because if James can get away with publishing her Twilight fan fiction ala Fifty Shades, then anyone has the right to publish their Fifty Shades of Grey fan fiction and follow in James's footsteps. It appears that author, Casea Major (and my fellow Decadent Publishing author), who write Fifty Shades fan fiction, was going to publish it in October, which Crushable broke the news about.

Soon after the post on Crushable, everything about Major's Fifty Shades fan fiction titled, Devil's Brand book was deleted from her blog. Inquiring minds are wondering if Major was sent a C&D letter from James. If this is true you can only imagine the wave of WTFckery from all ends of the internet that will occur if it comes out James has done this. She has no right to do so and if I was a writer who was going to publish my Fifty Shades fan fiction I would tell her to bring it on because again James published her own Twilight fan fiction that is now know as Fifty Shades of Grey.

If it does come out that James is sending out C&D letters, the outrage, mockery and anger is going to be intense. Stay tuned for more...

2. And speaking of more Fifty Shades WTFckery, I can thank Mandi at Smexybooks for pointing out the Fifty Shades of Grey Generator. I've done this so many times and what I come with is so disturbing and foul and LOL so funny your stomach hurts that I can't post it here for the most part. But let me give you a small taste of what you can expect when you generate your own Fifty Shades love scene:

"The slamming of my vintage golf bag was so vigorous, he soon found his salty protein grapes joining his greasy kebab skewer deep in my mud flap."

"The Fifty Shades Generator is a breakthrough in erotic fiction. At the click of a button, it generates world-class literature based on a pre-defined vocabulary."

3. Gringa, a self published book was free on Kindle last week. The cover stopped me from downloading the book. So not sexy at all. Yes, bad of me to not choose a book by it's cover.

4. This judge's decision regarding a woman who was sexually assaulted at a bar, is so shocking and a WTF that I have no words. Plus the judge is a woman. Seriously f'ed up beyond belief knowing that if a woman is at a bar looking sexy, a man has a right to touch her inappropriately because of what she's wearing and because she was at a bar and might have been drunk at the time. From Think Process:  

"Last summer, a drunk Arizona police officer named Robb Gary Evans drove himself to a bar, flashed his badge to avoid paying cover at the door, and then walked up behind a woman, put his hand up her skirt, and ran his fingers over her genitals. A jury convicted him of sexual abuse, a felony with a maximum sentence of 2 and a half years in prison, and Evans was fired from the police force after an internal investigation.

Nevertheless, Arizona trial Judge Jacqueline Hatch decided that Evans’ actions did not warrant jail time — sentencing him probation and 100 hours of community service. Evans also will not have to register as a sex offender. Yet, while Judge Hatch apparently did not view the disgraced former cop’s actions as particularly serious, she had some very harsh words for the woman he assaulted:

Bad things can happen in bars, Hatch told the victim, adding that other people might be more intoxicated than she was.

“If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you,” Hatch said.
Hatch told the victim and the defendant that no one would be happy with the sentence she gave, but that finding an appropriate sentence was her duty.

“I hope you look at what you’ve been through and try to take something positive out of it,” Hatch said to the victim in court. “You learned a lesson about friendship and you learned a lesson about vulnerability.”

 5. Another WTFckery of massive WTFckery brought to you by Barney's. From Being Cool:

"The House of Mouse have teamed up with various fashion luminaries for a new promotional project with Barneys, the New York department store for the holiday season. And we now have the first, fashion world-ified images of Disney characters. And they look painfully thin.

Here’s the justification for the redesign, from Barney’s creative director Dennis Freedman: The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence, because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘If we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5-foot-11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models."

6. I've been squirming ever since I read about this. Remote-control cockroaches? O.o From Huff Post Science:
 "According to a recently released research paper, engineers have strapped to the top of a Madagascar hissing cockroach. Using a cheap, lightweight microchip, as well as a wireless transceiver, the team was able to "steer" steer the roach along a curving line drawn on the floor.

Eventually, the researcher hope to attach miniature cameras and sensors to the bugs, allowing them to monitor what's going on in the buildings and other tight spaces.

"Our aim was to determine whether we could create a wireless biological interface with cockroaches, which are robust and able to infiltrate small spaces," study co-author Dr. Alper Bozkurt, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university, said in a written statment.

"Ultimately, we think this will allow us to create a mobile web of smart sensors that uses cockroaches to collect and transmit information, such as finding survivors in a building that’s been destroyed by an earthquake."

Yes, in case of an earthquake it's good to know your remote control will be save because of these bugs that will most likely outlive us all.

7. I've never been a big fan of oreos and I hate candy corn. So the idea of a candy corn oreo is a true WTFckery for me. I can only imagine how much sugar this has in it. One bite and you'll be bouncy off the walls. From Buzzfeed:

 Available tomorrow only at Target

8. Eyeball jewelry. Can we say ouchie?

9. Le Meow? Not! Is this WTFckery Regretsy pieces of a former rug or a some messed up Halloween costume?
 I hope you have enjoyed this week's best in WTFckery!



Nishi Serrano said...

Hey KT,
That was pretty interesting about Fifty Shades Of ... muck, I didn't even know they might be picking on Casea, that sucks big-time (fellow Decadent author here). Shame on E.L. James, I guess there really is a reason I didn't read the books.

Joy Daniels said...

I tried the Fifty Shades generator and was torn between laughing my ass off and losing my lunch. Too funny!