In 1969, Yoko Ono gave John Lennon a sketchbook titled "Fashions for Men" as a wedding gift. This book was filled with bizarre sketches of clothing she thought would look good on guys with Lennon's body type.
Upon receiving this present, John probably forced a smile, said, "Sorry, luv, the glue is still drying on my macaroni portrait of you," and silently chucked an elegantly gift-wrapped diamond necklace into the trash.
Decades later, Ono has resurrected that sketchbook in the form of her new clothing line. Was this just an elaborate excuse to make John Lennon look like an asshole from beyond the grave? We'll let you be the judge.
#6. Hand Trousers -- $335
You can't afford not to buy them.
It's December, and if this year is anything like last, that means Christmas is right around the corner. If you're the hosting type, it's likely you'll be searching for a few Christmas albums to provide the background music to your various gatherings and get-togethers that are sure to happen during the coming days and weeks. We have a the-town-in-Footloose-on-dancing-like take on Christmas music around the office, so we don't have much in the way of advice as to what albums you should choose. But here are four that we can't imagine anyone will look forward to hearing this holiday season.
#4. Colbie Caillat -- Christmas in the Sand
With Christmas in the Sand, Colbie Caillat joins that esteemed group of musicians who think they're the first person to have the bright idea to live in California. But this time around, the usual reminders that the West Coast is sunny and lies in close proximity to the ocean are mixed with messages of peace and joy and shopping for last-minute trinkets to appease your friends who are really too laid back about life to care about presents anyway. Everybody in Cali just likes to chillax for Christmas, bro. Pick this album up and find that out the hard way.
The Chicago Tribune famously published a premature headline declaring Thomas Dewey the winner of the 1948 election over Harry Truman, which you may recognize as a thing that didn't happen. Amazingly, the news media does stuff like this all the time, because just like any other profession in the world, the news is full of clumsy assholes.
#4. Accidental Obituaries
Newspapers keep regularly updated "obituary drafts" of famous people who look like they might drop dead at any moment so they can be the first to break the story when it happens. Please note that "fame" and "relevance" do not always share a taxi, so many of these obits boil down to "Hey, remember this guy? Well he's dead."
Occasionally, the obituary drafts get published by mistake. The Associated Press released one for comedian Bob Hope, declaring him dead five years before it actually happened (to be fair, Bob Hope's jokes had been dead for centuries). Bloomberg ran a 17-page obituary for Steve Jobs in 2008 (Jobs didn't pass away until 2011), which seems a little excessive, considering that it rivals the length of the New York Times obituary for Gandhi, a person who arguably did more noteworthy things than make toys for rich people.
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And who unarguably had a better chest.
Recently, a chain letter circulated online claiming to have the magical power to force Facebook to stop sharing your videos and pictures for their own nefarious use provided you simply post it on your wall.
This silly and entirely fake copyright notice claims to give users exclusive power over their own images and videos, completely ignoring the fact that this is a power all Facebook users already have.
"Take that, Mark Zuckerfuck."