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Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences and business meetings, sales at local bordellos have gone limp, but the owners of Maison d'Envie in trendy Prenzlauer Berg are hoping to give things a... read more

October 19, 2009 by  -
 
EXD'09 Cycle Bridge Contest

WTF Friday: What Detroit Really Needs?

From an architectural competition for a new cycling bridge in Lisbon, Portugal, comes this eye-raising design. Is it straight out of Idiocracy—or more Blade Runner crossed... read more October 9, 2009 by 


 
Ad for the SEAT Ibiza

WTF Foreign Ad Of The Day: The SEAT Ibiza

We don't talk much about foreign-only models on TCC, but every so often, one of them catches our eye. Usually, that's because a variant is heading to America, or sometimes... read more October 6, 2009 by  1


 
Peugeot Globule concept

WTF Friday: Peugeot Concept Gives Us Pause

We were going to write something potentially clever about this new mass transit concept from Peugeot--the Globule--that's made from four electric pods covered by a flexible... read more September 25, 2009 by  4


 
1997 Ford Econoline Cargo Van

WTF Friday: Car Thief Dashes With Clunker

People are generally of two minds about Cash-for-Clunkers: either it was a brilliant piece of economic stimulation, or it was a big, steaming pile of stupidity. Similarly, we... read more September 25, 2009 by 


 
Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

WTF Friday Video: Office Chair Racing

Question: What would you get if you combined the wackiness of a Japanese game show and the idiotic fun of racing your cubicle buddies in office chairs? Answer: A Japanese... read more September 18, 2009 by  2


 
Tesla Roadster on teacups at William Ashley in Toronto

WTF Marketing: Tesla Tea Party (But Where's The Mad Hatter?)

Some of us miss the days of wacky local advertising. You know, like when your nutty dealer down the street filmed commercials in a garbage can to drive home a theme? (The one... read more September 15, 2009 by 


 
Evil, evil monkey

WTF: Giant Monkey Is Gibbon Phoenix Police The Runaround

We don't mean to alarm anyone, but we have it on good authority that there's a giant monkey zipping around Phoenix in a Subaru Outback. The police have taken dozens of radar... read more September 10, 2009 by  1


 
Crosswalk sign hack by Ryan Laughlin

WTF Friday: Artists Makes Statements With Crosswalk Signs

Remember a few months ago when every hacker worth his salt was doing a number on the nation's emergency road signage? Well, artists like Jason Eppink and Ryan Laughlin have... read more September 4, 2009 by 


 
Skinny-fit jeans, sponsored by Alfa Romeo

WTF Humpday Press Release: 'Alfa MiTo DNA Is In Your Jeans'

If TCC doled out awards for bizarre press releases -- and believe us, we've thought about it -- the latest missive from Alfa Romeo would be the hands-down winner for 2009... read more September 2, 2009 by  4


 
policeman reaching into car

London Cops Steal From Your Car, But It's For Your Own Good

Call us crazy, but if someone took a mobile phone, a briefcase, or a handheld GPS navigation system out of our car--even if it were unlocked--we'd call that theft. The police... read more August 26, 2009 by  8


 
District of Columbia road sign - from DCist

Stupid Signage Tricks From Our Nation's Capital

As initimitable Time magazine writer and frequent Tweeter Howard Chua-Eoan said, this sign "speaks for itself, I think." Courtesy of the DCist.com blog, it turns out that the... read more August 26, 2009 by 


 
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