by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: September 16: Something for the weekend

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Beer for girls. Photo / Supplied
Beer for girls. Photo / Supplied

Subtle marketing? Yeah right: It's pink and has an impossible silhouette! It must be the new female-branded beer called Chick Beer with "just 97 calories and 3.5 carbs".

Celebrity: I don't understand the Kardashian phenomenon. But the caked-on faces of the three sisters from the US reality TV stars are everywhere. I was visually assaulted by a giant placard of them, hoisted above an array of cheap shoes at Hannahs, St Lukes just the other day... So naturally I was delighted to find this clip of a news anchor, who after wrapping an interview with two of them, takes the piss out of them.

Bad ads: How to market a $6,000 toilet? Like this, apparently.

Picture this: This wonderful series of photos, Love Me, by Zed Nelson, suggests the westernisation of beauty is the new globalisation - skin lightening, hair straightening in Africa and surgically westernised eyes, nose implants and leg lengthening in China. And even operations to wear high heels more comfortably: "I've had three toes shortened - a portion of bone removed between the joints and fixed together with metal rods. I like to wear Jimmy Choos, three-inch heels with a pointy toe." The full gallery here (WARNING: there are a couple of surgery shots) and edited highlights without the blood and guts here.

Picture this: A series of pictures showing parts of Japan devastated by the 9.0 earthquake in March - click them to see the scene six months on.

New things: The Sealander is a dinky lightweight mini-caravan on a trailer that doubles as a boat with a small outboard motor. Awesome! And 15 metre long Octopus Kites are also fantastic.

Video compilation: Cinematic Kisses (AKA famous movie pashes)

Trashy #1: An exhibition of fake nail art.

Trashy #2: Coronation Street's Rosie Webster has her own fan page... not the actress, the character.

Video: An adorable elderly couple adorably try and work out how to operate their webcam. Trust me; this is delightful stuff!

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