Digital Digest: 15/11/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 15 November 2010
The video for Cheryl Cole’s latest collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am sees her don latex leggings and bustier and imitate the style of a Japanese commercial. But has she just been copy and pasted on to the original video? And is she even singing? It’s catchy, if somewhat surreal though and she’s got the Japanese robot moves down to a tee:
Who would have thought it? If you go to a restaurant which offers healthier options on the menu, you’re even more likely to leave having over-indulged. Apparently the guilt-free atmosphere gives us a free “licence” to eat and drink whatever takes our fancy. Psychology Today explains why:
Never shy of making a spectacle of himself (case in point: those “Bang” perfume ads), fashion designer Marc Jacobs has posed for Industrie magazine in drag. “Mrs” Jacobs dons stockings and heels for this cover shoot – dedicated to the culture of fashion. His fur-trimmed coat is particularly fetching.
With the Republicans having taken Congress in the recent midterms, immigration is once again a hot topic in the US. The Good Network set out to explore the facts of the situation. Their infographic explains how many illegal immigrants there are, where they’re from and what jobs they do:
How would your life look if you were judged only by your Facebook newsfeed? This short film by Maxime Luère explores the darker side of social networking by following a fictional character through the process of making friends, getting married and moving around the world. A video that deserves to go viral:
The new exhibition at London’s Design Museum brings together a collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the last century. A mixed media exhibition, it features videos and posters from such luminaries as Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret. Check out a preview here:
German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz first used the mathematical formula calculus in November 1675. However, Isaac Newton also claimed to have invented it at the same time and received the lion’s share of the glory. A new grid from Geekosystem salutes the achievement of inventors who were pipped to the post:
Life & Style blogs
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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