Thursday, 24 April 2014

online dating and the freaks of Internet Land

If you've tried online dating (and you have a vagina), I'm sure you'll have experienced the Desperate Horny Man's scatter gun approach: throw enough genital-related requests at the women on these sites/apps and something's gotta stick.

These men sit behind the safety of their computer, where they can be pervy and disgusting to women without getting punched/slapped/a drink thrown on them in real-life. Doesn't matter what the woman's looking for, who she is, what she's about - anything goes.

For the most-part, it's relatively amusing - but soon it grows tiresome and actually very insulting. No matter what you're looking for online (a relationship or even a non-creepy casual hook-up), you do not deserve to receive perverse and unsolicited messages from the freaks of Internet Land.

So I was really excited when I came across this little project by Boston-based artist, Anna Gensler. She decided to give Internet Dating Creeps a taste of their own medicine - anyone who was rude and derogatory to her on OKCupid was drawn "sad-naked" with tiny little willies. Follow her on Instagram to see them all.

Bloody brilliant.

Gensler: "when someone does something I think is rude, I always want to give them a taste of their own medicine. I’m an artist, and I try to use art as my weapon, even though that sounds so lame"

Gensler: "I feel like the guys who are really creepy don’t even bother to read my profile at all. They’re just like, “This girl has two arms and two legs.”

Gensler:"I started doodling how I would imagine them naked … except sad-naked. It was the most immature thing I could think of, because their pickup lines are the most juvenile, basic things, but also still oddly offensive."

Gensler: "I put a warning to guys on there: “I’m going to draw you naked if you send me rude messages,” and linked back to the Instagram."

Gensler: "Some of them get really angry and say a bunch of mean stuff. Some of them get a little bit offended and say, “Why am I so fat? My facial hair doesn’t really look like that. My nipples are smaller than that!”...  But a couple of guys have actually said smart things after I sent it to them. But if you’re smart and seem like a normal person, why are you using opening lines like “I love butt sex”?"

online dating and the freaks of Internet Land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

REAL #foodporn

Ahh #foodporn, my favourite ever Instagram hashtag for all my foodie (fatty) needs.

Ever wondered what REAL food porn would look like?

No. Me neither.

But for some reason, the perverts at Bold Italic have. They've even put their thoughts into a wee little video for your viewing pleasure. It's actually quite obscene. And a turn on. NO WAIT I'M KIDDING. Definitely NOT turned on right now. Honest.

REAL #foodporn

Monday, 14 April 2014

Happy 27 Birthday Air Max

So the Nike Air Max is older than me. But unlike me, they get better with age.

Happy birthday you beautiful, colourful, bold, trainer, you. Happy bloody birthday.

Here are some cool pictures of these legendary trainers. The crazier, the better - in my opinion.

Image from Instagram user: garbuwka

Image from Instagram user: airmaxalways

Happy 27 Birthday Air Max

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Shopping want: Moschino knuckle dusters

ROAR I am here and I have gold on my knuckles.

These mega beauties have been created in collaboration with London's V&A Museum to celebrate its Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition.

I would kill for these. And at £295, I might have to.

It's my birthday soon.
Just sayin'

Shopping want: Moschino knuckle dusters

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

What's the best chocolate bar?

...You can't ask me that
No I really couldn't even begin to..
..Don't make me
This is like the worst question anyone's ever asked me"

...Is basically how I felt when I saw this illustration on this week.

But if I was suspended above a pool of ill-tempered, mutated, sea bass and FORCED to answer this terrible, evil conundrum, then I might go with:

  1. Lion Bar
  2. Peanut Butter Cup
  3. Turkish Delight
  4. Wispa Gold
  5. Twix-Twirl-CremeEgg-Boost-KitKatChunky-Flake-Caramel-Aero?
I just don't know.

Image by David Wildish. Buy the print here.
What's the best chocolate bar?