Smoking Ads - Then & Now

It's no secret that the perception of cigarettes has changed over the past few decades.  Gone are the days of gusto smoking cowboys and gimicky slogans.  Now advertisers actually attempt to influence the public to avoid, yet still actively purchase, cigarettes.  Let's take a look at how a few of these ad campaigns have changed...

"Heil Hitler Kanye West" Lambasted Via YouTube, Twitter & Obama!

When even Hitler disses Kanye West, its fairly obvious that his rabid outburst at MTV's Video Music Awards was as low rank as one could get. Getting chastised by the entire World Wide Web is not an easy task, but apparently a challenge Mr. West thought he was up for!

Lady Gaga’s Crazy Couture At The MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga regularly finds herself on the pages of both the best and worst dressed lists released by many magazines and publications. During last night's VMAs the artist made at least 3 costume changes (not counting her stage costume during her performance), but one couture outfit was verging more on crazy.

NEW Mafia Wars -The Lehman Family vs The Bear Stearns Family!

While the widely popular Mafia Wars is chewing up the digital landscape by trying to recruit everyone on Twitter one tweet at a time, there are two other nefarious families making the social networking scene. These families, just as ruthless and similar in style to the mafioso have the makings for a great new Mafia Wars game.

Dead Chihuahua Handbag: A Tribute To The Pet Accessory Trend

The favorite accessory carried by most female celebrities these days seems to be a very little dog. Some have become fixtures in pop culture and have, as a result, inspired an accessory that sends a strong message about this trend by using a girl's second favorite accessory.

Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

9 Most Inventive Flip Flops Of Summer 2009

Summer's coming to a close, and it's time to start reflecting on all of those fond memories of beaches and margaritas, and while we're at it, let's not forget about the fashion. Summer 2009 brought some truly innovative and inventive fashion. A favorite summer staple, the flip flop popped up in a variety of forms that were fashionable, functional and wacky.

Stroke's Extra Leg: Leg Warmers Designed To Protect Your Pants

The leg warmers of the 80's and the most recent decade where the style has made an appearance are designed more for fashion than function, although they do offer some level of warmth as promised by their name. Stroke's Extra Leg is similar in design, but it serves a very different purpose that is more about function than fashion.

World’s Most Disgusting Restaurant? Modern Toilet Eatery In Taiwan

You've heard of someone having a potty mouth, right? Well at Taiwan's Modern Toilet restaurant you can almost take that statement literally based on their décor and plating methods.

YouTube + Google = YouTube Adsense!

What does Fred Figglehorn, Val's Art Gallery and a battle between a pride of lions and a herd of buffalo have in common? They are videographers and their subsequent YouTube productions that have produced thousands of revenue dollars  as a result  of them going viral and enduring interest over time by attracting millions of YouTube visitors.

5 Ways In Which Video Games Have Warped My Little Brain

Just look at that picture.  It gives me the willies.  Have you ever had a video game stick in your head to the point that it starts messing with everyday reality?

'United Breaks Guitars' Viral Video Gets Counterpunched!

The infamous 'United Breaks Guitars' video that went viral with over 5.2 million views is now receiving some push back from an airline branding company. SimpliFlying, an international marketing firm based out of Singapore has filmed their own editorial video to provide United Airlines with some useful social media tips as to how to counter this negative publicity.

13 Best Halloween Pet Costumes 2009: Cutest, Prettiest, Most Neurotic, Funniest, & More!

Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love covering the dog costume beat for InventorSpot.  For 2009, we have some new categories of Halloween costume awards for dogs and cats, including Best Looking Witch,  Most Literary, Most Neurotic and our first one out, the Best Swine Flu Worker Pet Costume Awards.  (UPDATE: We've checked and many of these costumes are still available in 2015)  Enjoy them!

12 Fashions Made From Strange, Cool And Innovative Materials

Sometimes the appeal is not the fashion itself, but what it's made from. Check out these strange, cool and innovative fashions which are all interesting for the materials used in the design, but not necessarily about the style of the fashions themselves.

Woofer, The Anti-Twitter Introduces Macroblogging!

Apparently anti-matter exists even though we're not sure what causes it or why? At an early age, one learned that  antidisestablishmententarism was one of the longest words in the English language! One can be anti-climatic or anti-war! And now there's even an Anti-Twitter, a macroblogging platform that allows you to write until your tweets runneth over.