Tag Archives | Controversy

…BristleBots are part of a controversy?


Remember BristleBots, the tiny little ‘robots’ that use little more than a pager motor, a battery and a toothbrush head to create locomotion?

Well apparently, Klutz and Scholastic claim to have thought of the exact same idea with the exact same name at the exact same time as Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, and are making a book with the bots without giving credit to the original inventors.

It’s still up in the air as to what will happen with this whole situation, and you can follow the updates on the MAKE: Blog, but hopefully this will all get resolved in the right way, and credit will be given where credit is due.

[MAKE: Blog – BristleBot Controversy]

…You don’t have the balls to cook with testicles?

Testicle Cookbook

The Testicle Cookbook will have you cooking with balls in no time.


Serbian chef Ljubomir Erovic is releasing the book, which is sure to cause quite a bit of controversy as it shares his favorite testicle treats, such as Testicle Pizza, Testicle Goulash and White Wine Testicles.

According to chef Erovic,

    “The tastiest testicles in my opinion probably come from bulls, stallions or ostriches, although other people have their own favourites.”

In addition, testicles are rich in testosterone and are believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac in countries such as Serbia and China.

Again, to quote chef Erovic,

    “The best for aphrodisiac properties are sheep and stallion testicles.”

Don’t for a second think that Erovic is a nut off the street though. Since 2004, he as been the organizer behind the World Testicle Cooing Championship, held annually in Serbia, which draws in chefs from Australia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway and Serbia. During the competition, over one metric tonne of testicles are prepared.

Think you’ve got what it takes to grab the bull by the balls and test out these recipes?

Don’t say I didn’t warn you:

If that isn’t enough, be sure to check out Complex for the top five private part dishes from around the world.

[Via: Complex]

…Paris Hilton is running for president?

Though it’s easy to dismiss her as a dumb blond that just got lucky, I’ve always felt that Paris Hilton might just have us all fooled. She’s taken a rich father, good looks, and a hard partying lifestyle and managed to turn herself into a brand name, a self-made millionaire, and a media darling by just being Paris. She’s survived a sex tape, a prison stint, more controversy and accusations than a Michael Jackson day care center, and yet still manages to capture headlines at will.

Her latest move into the spotlight involved a brief and unapproved clip in the middle of a John McCain ad.

Not to be outdone, Paris fired back with an ad of her own, announcing her run for presidency, and a surprisingly fluid solution to the gas crisis.

Never one to waste an opportunity, she also managed to squeeze in a full minute of bikini-clad eye candy, and enough “that’s hot” to make a mix tape.

Think she doesn’t know where her money making talents are?

…MacHeist is back?

MacHeist II

MacHeist is back, and it’s (supposedly) better than ever.

If you enjoyed the Hubert hunting, dollar saving, developer screwing experience of the last MacHeist, then definitely check out this year’s version, as I’m sure it’ll be much of the same.

The source of the controversy following last year’s event was the fact that it raked in over $800,000 for those running the show, but then supposedly gave back developers (many of whom were small time, independent developers) only $5,000 per application.

Will this year be any different?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


[Wikipedia – MacHeist]

[Via: TUAW]

…Brian Lam doesn’t like Halo 3 fanboys?

Halo 3 Logo

Gizmodo’s Brian Lam is apparently a big fan of controversy, as he has stirred up quite a bit of it with his latest antics.

To promote the release of Halo 3, Microsoft sent select bloggers (Somehow, I didn’t make the list.) a swag bag that was filled with extremely cool Halo stuff; including an Xbox 360 Legendary Edition, a Master Chief helmet with the game inside, various accessories, and more.

After receiving the sweet bag full of swag, Brian posted an unboxing video on Gizmodo that was given a less than warm welcome by Halo fans because of the way he handled the stuff. Some felt that he ‘tossed around’ his free goodies in a way that showed disrespect for what he was given, and they were less than thrilled by the way Brian appeared to throw away things that he was given for free, even though they would have given an arm and a leg for any of it.

To show their feelings, comments from the fanboys soon flooded in, and a death threat or two was given out.

In response, Brian replied to many of the comments in a rather stand-offish way, and then removed the video.

Skip forward a day, and Brian again posted a video of the Halo 3 swag, but this time, he was did a rebag of it. He goes through all of the stuff, and carefully explains each thing as he puts it neatly into the bag.

Then he throws the bag out of the window of his apartment.

Then he announces the ending of the game.

Just like that. No spoiler warning, no sign of impending doom. Just an unleashing of one of the worst spoilers in the history of spoilers.

Some found it funny, while others felt like the victims of a shock and awe attack.

More comments followed, and the battle now rages on between the fanboys and the spoiler fans.

Which side are you on?

Side note: Interestingly enough, the video was titled “halo3fanboyseatshit_gawker.flv when it was on the Gizmodo site.

*Spoiler Warning: The following video contains the ending of Halo 3*

[Gizmodo – Halo 3 Swag Bag]

[Gizmodo – Halo 3 Swag Rebagging]