Calvin Klein Under Fire For Provocative New Ad Campaign


(PCM) Clothing designer Calvin Klein has never been one to shy away from controversy when putting together advertising campaigns for the brand, however many feel that their newest campaign has taken things a step too far and are almost pornographic in nature.

We have to admit that the ad does give off a creepy vibe, as it features 23-year old model Kiara Kristin providing the camera with a full up-skirt shot with the caption “I flash my #calvins”. Almost instantaneous the ad began receiving a ton of backlash via social media with some even accusing the brand of promoting pedophilia.

Many just found the ad to be gross and in poor taste as they feel it shows that this kind of behavior is acceptable for young women. Kylie Jenner is another model who has recently been featured in Calvin Klein ads of a provocative nature as she is seen with her fists shoved down the front of a pair of Calvin Klein underwear and another features her in an undershirt gripping a blood orange that looks creepily similar to a woman’s vagina.

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There are those that are defending the ad campaign claiming that women are often the victims of up-skirt shots without their knowledge or permission and that Kristin knowing posed for the image and was paid for the campaign. Either way it is has sparked up a huge debate online with people weighing with their opinions on both sides.

What do you think of Calvin Klein’s ad campaign?  Creepy or creative?

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Man Creates A Humane Tool For Disposing Of Spiders In Your Home


(PCM) Another viral sensation to over take the web is the invention of the Critter Catcher, a device that was created to catch and release spiders in a humane way without killing them. It appears that the Critter Catcher has been in existence since 2012, when a father invented the product to help his arachnophobia son get over his fear of spiders and rid the home of these pests without causing them any harm.

Recently, Insider picked up on the product and posted a video showing it in action and the rest if viral internet history. The video clip has since been viewed over 87 million times and shared by thousands!

The product can work for more than just spiders! It can also be used to capture other household insects pests such as cockroaches, grasshoppers and scorpions as well. The device is also a winner for people who are freaked out about being close to bugs as it features a 25.5-inch-long stick, which offers plenty of distance between the user and the insect.

Once the insect is trapped in the devices bristles it can safely be carried outside and with a squeeze of the handle it can be released outside and away from the home. The internet is freaking out over the invention and we would love to see the sheer number that have been sold since the latest viral trend.

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JCPenney Offers A Witty Response To The Period Skirt Drama


(PCM) Retailer JCPenney recently found themselves making headlines due to the image of a skirt that was featured in their advertising flyer that very closely resembles an accident that could  occur when a woman is on her period. The white skirt featuring an ill-placed floral design is now being referred to as the “period skirt”.

If you look at an image of the skirt on the JCPenney website, it looks like nothing more than an ordinary white skirt with a floral design, however it appears to look like something totally different when featured in the advertising flyer. The flyer shows the skirt on a different model and in motion which in turn causes the floral design to appear like a bloody period accident.

The image has since gone viral and of course many are heckling JCPenney via social media for the skirts ridiculous design. It took awhile, however JCPenney has now issued a response in regards to the skirt saying “We think it’s a fab skirt for any time of the month. Period.”!  Score for JCPenney, as we seriously couldn’t have  come up with a better response.

What do you think? Does the skirt design look like a “period” or just a regular flower design?

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The 125 Collection Customized Quote Candles Are Our New Favorite Thing!

quote-candle(PCM) After learning that The 125 Collection was a part of Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s recent baby shower with their fun and quirky all-natural Quote Candles we just had to do some further research into these fantastic new products.

The 125 Collection was created by two incredible business-savvy women in the bustling city of Harlem and named after the legendary 125th street.  It is a growing lifestyle brand created in NYC that fuses fun, style, and individuality into everyday life with their inspiring and witty quote candles.  Constantly inspired by the city that they love, The 125 Collection is a destination for fashion forward individuals who celebrate self expression in style. Each 100% natural soy candle can be customized with any quote that inspires, motivates, and makes you laugh.

Made from the highest quality materials, their 100% natural soy candles are non toxic and made without any synthetics or fillers and made with a lead free wick. Quote Candles by The 125 Collection are individually hand poured and assembled in New York City.

We absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on one and while the quotes available for purchase on the website are fantastic in their own right, the fact that you can customize the candles with your own quotes or messages that have special or personal meaning to you seals the deal. These would be absolutely perfect for baby showers, as in the case of “JWOWW” where they were a huge hit with her guests, as well as, weddings, graduations, anniversaries and more!

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Did You Know You Can Purchase Raw Meat From A Vending Machine In France?


(PCM) We have heard of a lot of interesting objects that can be available for purchase in vending machines throughout the world, but raw meat is a new one, even for us! Residents of Paris now have the option to pick up raw meat such as sausages, steaks, and ham directly from a vending machine that has been set up in the city.

The area in which the vending machine is located has no shortage of local butcher shops and eateries, however the owners of L’ami Txulette, decided they still wanted to invest about $45,000 into setting up an outdoor vending machine in hopes of picking up sales on Sunday and Monday, the two days the physical store is closed, as well as, after hours sales for people looking to put together late night meals.

The meat is vacuum-sealed and of course the vending machine is refrigerated and customer have a choice of traditional delicatessen offerings including duck confit and beef carpaccio. The machine will take both cash or credit, however the products are prices about 20 euro cents higher than what they would cost in the traditional shop, but hey, you’ve got to pay for convenience right?

While baguette dispensing vending machines are wildly popular throughout France, the meat vending machines are still in the very early stages, however owners continue to remain hopeful that the trend will eventually begin to pick up steam.

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A Willy Wonka-Themed Restaurant Is In The Works For Universal’s CityWalk


(PCM) Might as well throw our dieting plans out the window now as the news has been revealed that a Willy Wonka-themed restaurant called “Toothsome Chocolate Factory” will be opening at Universal’s CityWalk later this year.

The restaurant of course will be dessert themed and feature a steam punk design that gives the idea that diners will be transported to various periods in time to obtain their ultimate sugar fix.  There will be more to the menu other than just sweets as the restaurant will also feature steaks, burgers, pasta, seafood, salad and an all-day brunch.Diners will indulge their appetites amidst towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion.

The desserts, however, are what will make Toothsome Chocolate Factory stand apart and if you ever dreamt about death by chocolate this place just might be your heaven. If they can find some kind of way to float us down the chocolate river then we will absolutely be in business!

Take a look at some of the restaurants planned milkshake offerings and dessert choices:

Chocolate x5: An explosion of chocolate with chocolate spirals, chunks, ice-cream and whipped cream.
Bacon Brittle: A fun twist on a breakfast favorite with bacon ice cream, bacon brittle, chocolate covered bacon and bacon caramel.
Espresso Buzzzz: A coffee lover’s dream with coffee ice-cream and chocolate covered beans.
Red Velvet: A milkshake topped with a Red Velvet cupcake… enough said.
Key Lime Pie: We’ve taken this classic Florida dessert and turned it into a delicious shake. You’ll even get a slice of pie on top!

The sundaes are anything but ordinary with flavors like Salted Caramel Flan, Chocolate Brownie Bark and S’mores. This extreme twist on a summer favorite features layers of chocolate ice-cream, chocolate sauce, marshmallow cream and graham crackers.

Sounds delicious and certainly a place we can’t wait to check out! No word yet on when the restaurant will officially by open for business!

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