A Piss Poor Justification for Publishing Kate Middleton's Butt Photos

Earlier this week, the German tabloid Bild attracted a great deal of criticism for publishing photos of Kate Middleton's skirt blowing up in the wind, revealing her "bare bottom," as the British papers have all referred to it. And now, an Australian newspaper has followed in Bild's ignominious footsteps — with the… » 5/28/14 11:10am 5/28/14 11:10am

These Creepy Photos Will Remind You How Monstrous Beauty Standards Are

In the glossy pages of Vogue, it's easy to see extreme beauty treatments as a kind of goofy lark. These photos by Australian artist Jessica Ledwich will remind you that, say, injecting fat into your lips or immobilizing your brow with botulinum toxin is actually quite disturbing if you really stop to ponder it. » 4/04/14 6:10pm 4/04/14 6:10pm

7-Year-Old Girl Writes To Scientists Asking Them To Make Her A Dragon

Australia's got its very own pint-sized Khaleesi in 7-year-old Sophie Lester of Queensland, who over Christmas wrote a letter to the national science agency CSIRO asking for a dragon of her own. Both the letter and the agency's response are so cute you're going to feel like passing out. » 1/08/14 6:01pm 1/08/14 6:01pm

Australians Claim to Have Invented Hangover-Free Beer

You know what was cute? That period of time in my early 20s when I thought, smugly, that I "just didn't get hangovers." I was just the one lucky superhuman anomaly whose body wasn't affected by glugging tons and tons of garbage-poison! What can I say? IT'S A GIFT. Don't hate me because I'm not cry-barfing in the… » 8/21/13 6:10pm 8/21/13 6:10pm

Giant Rugby Ad in Australia Features a Wallaby Probably Raping a Lion

An Australian company called Sportsbet (bet you can’t guess what it does) found a remarkably horrible way to greet international visitors at Melbourne Airport — they painted an enormous (170 meters by 90 meters) sign directly under the international flight path depicting what appears to be interspecies rugby mascot… » 6/23/13 3:00pm 6/23/13 3:00pm

Australian Army Chief Demonstrates How to Properly Confront Sex Abuse

Australia's army chief, David Morrison, is pissed off, and he's laying down the fucking law. After this week's news that 17 military personnel, including high-ranking officers, were under investigation for allegedly creating and exchanging "explicit and profane" emails, he's looking for change. Scratch that, he's … » 6/14/13 3:00pm 6/14/13 3:00pm

Australian PM's Body Parts Offered Up on Opposing Party's Dinner Menu

The menu at the Australian Liberal National Party candidate Mal Brough’s $1000 a plate fundraiser dinner describes Julia Gillard, the country's Prime Minister (the PRIME MINISTER) (you know, the Prime Minister), as "Kentucky Fried Quail — Small Breasts, Huge Thighs, and a Big Red Box." » 6/12/13 12:00am 6/12/13 12:00am

Naked Cyclists Are Definitely the Most Obnoxious Cyclists

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and… » 3/03/13 2:00pm 3/03/13 2:00pm