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

TechCrunch Disrupt Kicks Off with "Titstare" App and Fake Masturbation

As a lovely followup to recent discussions of gender inclusivity in tech, here's the first presentation from the AOL-owned TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 startup conference: an app called Titstare, presented by two grinning Australian dudes, exactly as tasteless as it sounds. » 9/08/13 10:25pm 9/08/13 10:25pm

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 morning! » 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

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

U.K. Authorities Mull Possibility of Launching Criminal Probe into…

The Australian radio station that prank called the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for severe morning sickness may be soon be facing a criminal probe into a hoax that has mildly offended most ordinary people, deeply offended the British royals, and most likely precipitated the suicide of Jacintha… » 12/09/12 3:45pm 12/09/12 3:45pm

Dirty Toothpaste Ad Unsuccessfully Suggests That Great Toothpaste…

An Australian ad for Quay toothpaste has ripped off every Orbit commercial ever, which all go something like this: bad, dirty thing happens to a person, but that person remains unflappable, flashing a glittering row of fresh, clean teeth because Orbit gum makes you feel like a diligent maidservant has been inside of… » 12/09/12 3:15pm 12/09/12 3:15pm

Australian Rebel Wilson Hangs Out With Australian Kangaroos in…

Here's Rebel Wilson hanging with a bunch of kangaroos. Which, I guess you already know because I told you in the headline and you have eyes. But still, it's fun seeing Australians doing Australian things! I bet after this she put some shrimp on the barbie and then drank some Fosters and thus concludes my knowledge of… » 11/30/12 12:00am 11/30/12 12:00am

Australian School BANS HUGGING, Gives Affectionate 12-Year-Old Girl…

A school in Western Australia, which instituted a no-hugging policy last year, has now given a 12-year-old student detention for wanton snuggling. The long arm of the law caught conscientious hug-jector Amber Rome flagrantly embracing a pal as the school bell rang—a clear violation of the school’s restrictions on… » 11/02/12 3:31pm 11/02/12 3:31pm

Women Who Report Sexual Harassment at Work Often Get Treated Even…

A new Australian Human Rights Commission report found that women who complain about sexual harassment in the workplace suffer even more unjust treatment as a result. That's fucked up, because it's hard to imagine how things can ever get better if women stay silent. But if your job is on the line when you're deciding… » 10/29/12 12:35pm 10/29/12 12:35pm