The Adventures of Unemployed Man
November 17th, 2010
04:33 PM ET

WebPulse: Unemployed hero, Google's fashion, Sexiest Man

The Unemployed American

Time has nominated The Unemployed American to be Person of the Year. And today, CNN.com published a supercool cartoon called "The Adventures of Unemployed Man," a parody of the classic superhero comic in which our jobless hero and his team of down-but-not-out friends battle the invisible forces of the bad economy. Check out the official site of creators Erich Origen and Gan Golan. In the real world, there was much buzz about jobless benefits and just how much that's cost the U.S. so far. But, as this Washington Post story and others reports have reminded us, the job forecast is improving.

Speaking of spending money you don't have... Ever imagine a world where you never have to go to a store again? A world where you can stay in your apartment, cower in a dark, cool corner with a can of Pringles and click on your mouse until you build a wardrobe of such piecemeal perfection, such haute originality at bargain-basement prices, that Kim Jong Il calls and asks for the secret to your evil fashion surfing genius? Apparently, Google has had the same fantasy. Boutiques.com uses algorithms to help people dress like Ashley Olsen. More precisely, the site "uses computer vision and machine learning technology to visually analyze your taste and match it to items you would like," according to Munjal Shah, Google product management director, PCmag.com reports.

Hey, good-look'n

Guess who's feeling extra sexy today? Scarlett Johansson's husband. Like this guy needs the ego boost, but start the ticker-tape parade, it's Ryan Reynolds' year! He is People's "Sexiest Man Alive." Apparently, his "mean omelette" and abs helping to nab the title. The 34-year-old "Green Lantern" star will probably trend high on Google,  Twitter and supermarket waiting lines this week as everyone flips open the mag (we know you do it!) to judge whether Reynolds is truly worthy. Disappointingly, unlike past Sexiest Men - Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt – Reynolds is not planning to reproduce anytime soon.

Eva and the Big D

From good news to bad: Scarlett and Ryan, in love. Eva and Tony, not so much. "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from her NBA-playing husband, Tony Parker. Not-so-nice tweets about Tony are appearing on Twitter. The couple were married for three years, after getting hitched in a ritzy, star-heavy extravaganza in Paris.

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  1. cesar

    CNN keeps blocking me.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoArizona

      Satire. . . Doesn't fix the 20% unemployment though. We can't all be cartoonists.

      November 18, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. cesar

    OK, CNN. Looks as if you habe been drininhg to much

    November 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. UniversePunisher

    A million points of strategically placed miniverses exploding and expanding at 1,000,000 Mpc/sec until they join into one large universe crushing this one into oblivion at the center. Sounds right to me. Ahh hahaha!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CNN

    Actually no were not drinking. We just don't tolerate your type of nonsense.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Unemploymentman

    Yes the life we lead is really fun! Trying to battle DHSman is really stimulating. Paying Student Loan Man when your super funds have run out is a great way to pass the time.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cindy

    That sucks UNEMPLOYMENTMAN. Thank God I never have to worry about money. Hey, UNEMPLOYMENTMAN, Im looking for a gardener for my West Coast estate, you interested? Good help is so hard to.find.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Unemploymentman

    Why yes I have years of experience in the construction, irrigation and landscaping fields. I've never been afraid of hard work. I'm also quite punctual and energetic. I just adore the west coast too.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mexicanman

    Ahahaha! I've already got the job and my salary is pennies on the dollar compared with you!! Ahahahaha!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paul Nicholson

    I watch CNN all the time but your reports today that jobless claims have dropped the past couple of months????
    What the hell are you becoming FOX news? Give me the statistics on how many Americans have been DROPPED OFF THE STATISTICAL ROLE OF THE UNEMPLOYED AND DON'T COUNT ANYMORE.

    Along with this story the CNN I am used to would add to the story the number of Americans who remain unemployed and have fallen off that very statistic. Any unemployment statistic is an illusion because the true numbers of Americans out of work is manipulated and we all know it.

    WHERE ARE ALL THE NEW GREEN JOBS MR. PRESIDENT???? America voted for hope. They voted for you sir.
    To CNN: Please post real statistics on your news shows about the TOTAL number of Americans out of work and not just the claims.

    Do any of you know how much and truly "how many" Americans are suffering???? The "jobless claims drop" story has literally made me sick to my stomach. Please report the true percentage per state of the unemployed. Not doctored manipulated numbers. You are CNN right? come on stay real......that's why I watch you --–sick of this in OHIO.....Paul

    December 30, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |