let’s just go to Ikea and grab some rape-y pillows

‘Cuddle Rape’? IKEA left red-faced after online translator gives one of its pillows a rather unfortunate name. Name of IKEA pillow Gosa Raps translates to Cuddle Rape on Google.

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has been left red-faced after the name of one of their products was translated into something less than appropriate.

A customer put the name of £35 pillow Gosa Raps into Google Translate which interpreted it as Cuddle Rape.

The translation of Raps, the Swedish word for rapeseed, was cut in half by the online dictionary, creating the unfortunate combination.

via ‘Cuddle Rape’? IKEA left red-faced after online translator gives one of its pillow a rather unfortunate name | Mail Online.

found by Google image searching "scary pillow" -- no idea why this would be $60.

found by Google image searching “scary pillow” — no idea why this would be $60.

 

This gave me a laugh that I totally needed. The bombings at the Boston Marathon today have left a heavy feeling in my heart.

okay this helps too.

okay this helps too.


Holy Crap, these SuperPoke Pet People are Pissed

Bloody Thursday: Google Deadpools All Slide Products Except One | TechCrunch.

EDITED 4/27…

Okay, I have no idea what Superpoke Pets are (some facebook game or something?) but the comments on this article are fucking hilarious NOT FUNNY AT ALL SORT OF

Okay, I’m sick of people actually caring about this blog.  It’s not a real thing.  People never stumble on it, and that was never my intent.
Sorry you guys got fucked over.
-L

All Google+ profiles going public

This change makes sense in the context of Google+ being a network that defaults to a ‘public’ setting, somewhat like Twitter. Anything that you share can be moderated to only appear to a member of the exact circles that you choose, but by default, everyone sees everything.

via As of July 31st, all Google profiles will be public.