Jon Stewart spares no one with his pointed criticism—and that’s exactly how we like it. On Monday, “The Daily Show” host ripped CNN for its coverage of Whitney Houston’s untimely death
, criticizing the network for surprising random people on the street with the startling news in hopes of capturing an equally startling reaction.
Then, perhaps in the spirit of Valentine’s and a love for “the fairer sex,” Stewart blast conservatives and GOP hopeful Rick Santorum
for their views that women not serve on the front lines in the military.
If you were among the millions celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, we hope the card you wrote got your loved one’s named correct. If so, you did one better than an email Mediabistro received from Sunshine Sachs
pitching the PBS phenom “Downton Abbey,” in which the subject line read, “Paperless Post does Downtown
If only the disheartening V-Day pitches stopped there. But no, Slate compiled
the industry’s worst cases of PR love letters (to the media) gone wrong.
Seems Apple found love on Valentine’s Day … a love of announcements.
According to PCWorld
, the company’s highly anticipated iPad 3—expected to make its debut Mar. 3—will feature 4G connectivity
through Verizon and AT&T.
However, there are some reports that the Goliath of gagdetry could be working on the David of iPads, testing a new tablet device with a smaller screen
Apple is also scaling back its costs for marketers to run mobile campaigns via iAd, slashing the fee from $500,000 to $100,000
If that doesn’t ease your nerves—from a mobile standpoint, at least—there’s a new app
in development that might be of some assistance for calming one’s social anxiety. Can’t Suri just count us back from 10 and tell us to breathe deep?
But if that doesn’t ch-ch-ch-chill you out, perhaps some Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet seeds could help one’s mental health, the popular plant fad of yesteryear now being dubbed the new “super food” craze.
Science has also proved helpful in identifying exactly what parts in Grammy-darling Adele’s hit “Someone Like You”
make you loose your sh*t reduce listeners to tears
Speaking of the Grammys, a minor league hockey player and Minnesota Wild prospect might be familiar with the penalty box for his on-ice activity, but the wrath of Twitter is another story. The athlete was suspended for two games after tweeting an offensive gay slur
directed at nominated performers the Foo Fighters.
Fans of “The Simpsons” fought for a Guinness World Record last week for the longest viewing of a TV marathon, which they achieved at a staggering 86 hours and 37 minutes
worth of Homer’s “D’ohs” and Bart’s “Eat my shorts.”
We’re sure Barbie and Ken diehards would queue up for at least 86 hours and 37 minutes if it meant getting their collector hands on Mattel’s
Prince Duke William and Princess Duchess Kate Barbie dolls
, marking the royal couple’s first anniversary in April. Luckily, you can just buy them on Amazon.
Too bad, though—it looks like no one is buying much of anything. Retail sales in the U.S. rose a mere 0.4 percent in January
, just half of what was expected.
No wonder ladies selling Avon are packing it up. The Chicago Tribune
reports that greater numbers of door-to-door reps are leaving
the cosmetics company than in past years, despite shares being up more than 3 percent.
Even the gum market is in a sticky situation—sorry, too easy—and it’s not on the bottom of its shoe. Gumball vendors are hard-pressed to turn a profit
in a generation not carrying around pocket change.
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