The Woman Who Played Veruca Salt Wrote a Book About Playing Veruca…

This week in Mark Frauenfelder Finds the Best Shit, he's tracked down a memoir written by Julie Dawn Cole, the actress who played the Girl Who Had it All But Never Even Knew It, Veruca Salt, in the good original Willy Wonka. » 1/10/13 3:05pm 1/10/13 3:05pm

, and it has great reviews on Amazon. Best of all, if you have a Kindle (or a way to…

Buzzkill: NYC Vibrator Giveaway Shut Down

Yesterday, New Yorkers lined up to get lucky. Trojan — a company best known for condoms — was doing a giveaway; pushcarts were set up and free vibrators were being distributed. Unfortunately,
the sexy promotion drew big crowds, and the endeavor was shut down by City Hall. The good news? The punny writers at the New… » 8/09/12 1:00pm 8/09/12 1:00pm

Scary New Machine Scans Your Face And Decides Whether To Give You A…


If you're one of those people who can make a meal of walking around the grocery store snagging free samples, there's a new machine that is poised to ruin your dinner for the foreseeable future. It's a robot called the "iSample Experience" that was developed by Kraft Foods, in conjunction with Intel Corp., and it is… » 12/28/11 5:00pm 12/28/11 5:00pm