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Watch: The worst way to advertise an iPad app, Glenn Beck blames Michelle Obama for "Spider-Man," and Post-it love

By Drew Grant

Published August 3, 2011 7:04PM (EDT)

Being able to power down your girlfriend is a huge plus these days.
Being able to power down your girlfriend is a huge plus these days.

 1. Post-It with love

Brazilian footwear company Melissa  created a giant mural using 300,000 pages of sticky pads to open their flagship store. Bonus: viewers could write little notes of endearment on the Post-its, creating a huge mural composed with a lot of love.


2. Glenn Beck blames racially diverse "Spider-Man" on Michelle Obama

Obviously, Glenn does not understand the difference between the Ultimate and regular Marvel universe, or he'd know that the comic book company has every intention of keeping Peter Parker alive and Caucasian.

You'd think that Peter Parker's Spider-Man working with the president  would be the more complex issue, but no ... he's right. This is what Michelle was referring to when she said, pre-election, that we'd have to change some of our traditions. She was talking about the Ultimate Marvel universe.

3. Children explain the darnedest debt deals

These sixth-graders know more about what's going on in D.C. right now than 77 percent of America

Now tell me about Super Congress!

4. Justin' Time: Justin Timberlake takes a break from terrible rom-coms for "In Time," a sci-fi futuristic film where aging stops at 25. Cool, right? Except then you have only a year to live, and the only currency accepted is minutes of your life.



So it's like "Gattaca" meets "Children of Men" meets this prank.

5. iPad Head Games:

A woman walking around Bryant Park with an iPad where her face should be makes for the creepiest marketing campaign of all time.

The spot was supposed to promote Hearst's new iPad-only app ("Cosmo for Guys" does not sound like something any man wants to buy), but all it makes me want to do is scream "Kill it!" before running away.

Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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