What Burger King's Super-Disturbing Mascot Teaches Us About Creepiness

Back in the mid-2000s, Burger King had a really unnerving ad campaign where a man in a plastic Burger King mask breaks into people's houses and watches them sleep. Over in the New Inquiry, Adam Kotsko uses the skin-crawling mascot, the King, as a jumping-off point to discuss the history of creepiness. » 3/02/15 2:27pm 3/02/15 2:27pm

Fast-food salt content varies by country. Guess who gets the most?

Fast food is loaded with salt. This should come at no surprise. What is surprising, however, is that the same menu items often have different salt levels depending on where they're served. » 4/16/12 12:00pm 4/16/12 12:00pm

The Creepiest Sex Robots In Mass Media Right Now

Ashton Kutcher posed as a robot being "tested" by his creator, in this photoshoot for vMan magazine with famous photographer Mario Testino. (See gallery below, completely with weirdly exaggerated robo-package in his briefs.) He says he got the idea from a Gatorade ad in which someone's being tested for their physical… » 4/15/08 4:30pm 4/15/08 4:30pm

Fast Food is Bad for Comics, Says Judge Dredd

Britain's 2000AD is known for cutting its scifi with satire, but occasionally even the Galaxy's Greatest Comic can go too far. Such was the case with four episodes of Judge Dredd in 1978, which set out to prove just how dangerous fast food could be, and ended up demonstrating that it's not a good idea to mess with… » 1/29/08 4:00pm 1/29/08 4:00pm