Move over SMEG. While you were off re-appropriating your grandfathers leather sandals and cataloguing your Two Door Cinema Club vinyl collection, Marshall was back at your place, banging your girlfriend and drinking your beer.
Never ones to disappoint, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers have released their new, interactive music video for Look Around.
Basically, it's an opportunity for you, the viewer/listener, to scroll through some personalized rooms, find hidden videos and slide shows and bop your head to the new track (suitably groovy) all while the four of them act like silly buggers in the foreground.
I am often warmed by the knowledge that, no matter how malevolently off-kilter my own imagination might appear, there are always others out there willing to push it just that little bit further.
Cops and Robbers, also know as Shoot Everybody Dead with Guns, may seem like a perfectly innocent, childhood game on the surface, but lets take a gander beneath the thin veneer of reality. Try and imagine what’s going through your adorable munchkin’s head as he playfully ‘rat-ta-tat-tats’ his bestest chum with a pair of dual-wielded, finger Uzis.
Struggling? Here, let me and Is Tropical give you a hand (With a little help from the guys at El Nino)…
It’s a skin gun. Literally. The name isn’t some clever marketing ploy or cheeky metaphor. Googling it won’t surprise you with sixty-four pages of questionable content. Neither is it the curious, Southern cousin of the Flesh Light, the Googling of which should be severely dissuaded until you find yourself in a position to fully peruse all sixty-four pages at your leisure. It is, however, a ray of hope for people facing months of painful burn therapy and skin grafts, not to mention an awesome band name.
The story goes that this young fellow discovered his hidden talent of equal parts humour and douchbaggery when his mother began to lose her hearing. Once the novelty of fapping to porn with the volume turned up had finally worn off, increasingly escalating levels of boredom and a hunger for meatloaf forced him to interact with his now deaf mum. Hilarity ensued as he desperately tried to mouth ‘We’re out of Cheetos’ and his mother lamented not giving birth to a girl. When this effort resulted in nary a cheesy-puff in sight, our hero decided he needed more practice. He plopped himself down in from of the television, muted the volume, and proceeded to spout absolute drivel as he attempted to guess what the little people in the box were saying.
I honestly have no idea whether I should feel incredulous or just gut-laugh my way all the way back to Who-Gives-A-Fuck-Ville. I’ll never be accused of being a bleeding heart liberal – I’ve always tilted heavily in the direction of borderline nihilism - but this sort of story makes me want to shout really loudly and angrily at a stack of glossy magazines while simultaneously stabbing every teenaged girl in the eye with a celebrity endorsed coat-hanger for being a gullible tool.
Long story short; the UK clothing label H&M was just caught sticking the heads of their models onto computer generated bodies, reportedly because H&M has been unsatisfied by the slew of models that tip-toe, sniff and regurgitate their way through their doors every day. We’re talking 100%, CGI bodies, S1m0ne style. The company’s press officer, Hacan Andersson, claims that they do this “to show off the clothes”. Apparently, H&M are worried that browsing customers might become distracted by real legs, arms and boobs and miss the garments completely, proving once and for all that H&M have absolutely no idea how envy, jealousy, self loathing and capitalism work together.
This is exactly as awesome as it sounds. A young fellow from MIT recently took it upon himself to create what is arguably the most amazing piece of headwear this side of the celestial plane. Taking a cue from the closest thing that mankind has ever had to an honest-to-god mad scientist, Nikola Tesla, the unnamed student decided that the best way to bring all the milkshakes to his yard this Halloween was to strap a fully functioning Tesla Coil to his skull…
…then make it play the theme tune to Mortal Kombat.