Writer Goes on Stalker-y Mission to Track Down the Women in Twitter Bot Profile Pictures

There are a lot of personages floating around social media sites, a disconcertingly significant number of them with no more life or substance than a discarded shell whose hermit crab tenant abandoned it a long time ago. These "bots" are used to help athletes and celebrities bolster their Twitter accounts, or trick… »8/07/12 11:55pm8/07/12 11:55pm

Some Olympic Photographers Are Leering Pretty Hard at Beach Volleyball Players

Notice anything odd about this picture of an "unknown" beach volleyball player at the Olympics, other than the fact that it literally leers at its subject's midsection? For all the objectification of Ryan Lochte that's gone on recently, all pictures of him include, you know, his face rather than his junk. Ditto for… »8/01/12 10:25pm8/01/12 10:25pm

Picture Perfect: Why Everyone's So Anal About These Magazine Covers

Hey! Remember when Sarah Palin was on the cover of Newsweek »10/17/08 4:20pm10/17/08 4:20pm and got up in arms because the close-up hadn't been retouched? (Given that it was only last week, I'm gonna go with yes.) Megan very correctly diagnosed this a would-be tempest in a battered teapot, but the fracas sparked a discussion of the ethics of the…

"If You Punch Someone Really Hard In Their Fake Boob, Will It Explode?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the advice column in which everyone's problems are solved with an "herbal" remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, the Mariah to my Whitney, Rich, and put together a clips reel of outtakes with some of the dumber and more offensive questions. Got… »7/11/08 4:20pm7/11/08 4:20pm