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tweet: I HAVE A … | 3:17 am | 25 June 2009


tweet: RT @markosm Every … | 7:27 pm | 24 June 2009

RT @markosm Every fucking time. Not an accident. RT @murshedzaheed On Fox: Mark Sanford “(D)” holds press conference http://bit.ly/yCZaz

tweet: @triumph68 I dunno … | 3:40 am | 18 June 2009

@triumph68 I dunno but our avatars look green…. DUDE.

tweet: RT In Iran, … | 11:38 am | 17 June 2009

RT In Iran, “Pretty” Is Sometimes The Protest http://bit.ly/ArVk1
#iranelection #GR88

tweet: RT @triumph68 RT … | 11:49 am | 14 June 2009

RT @triumph68 RT @rkref RT @slbbw: I hope photog, Amir Sadeghi, gets award for this photo. Got me! http://twitpic.com/7c85l #iranelectiontwitpic photo

tweet: RT @rkref RT … | 2:58 pm | 13 June 2009

RT @rkref RT @dmiller23: RT @Sculptur: Spread this pictures for everybody to see what’s going on: http://www.flickr.com/photo... #Iran

queens of code smash! | 9:37 pm | 1 June 2009

RT @amyhoy now “The Kings of Code,” that’s a sexist conference. you may all unleash the bees in your bonnet. *stands back*

silver lining | 11:32 am | 21 April 2009

Good news for your eyes, at least, in this economy; in amongst the list of twelve brands likely to disappear:

Crocs footwear: The decline in stock price from $72 per share in late 2007 to $2 today, ongoing financing issues, consumer belt-tightening and the end of a fad, leads to to 24/7 Wall Street’s declaration that Crocs won’t make it through the year.

Save the TOY CARS — no bailout required | 10:24 am | 11 December 2008

Congress passed a consumer-protection law in August, to try to stop the flow of poisoned toys from China — but with no exemptions for small businesses, every single toy sold needs an expensive test to prove that it doesn’t kill you.

Read these, and go call your congresspeople.

open letter from Etsy.com

Endangered Whimsy
Gallery of soon-to-be illegal toys from Etsy crafters

Fashion Incubator


  • A toymaker, for example, who makes wooden cars in his garage in Maine to supplement his income cannot afford the $4,000 fee per toy that testing labs are charging to assure compliance with the CPSIA.
  • A work-at-home mom in Minnesota who makes dolls to sell at craft fairs must choose either to violate the law or cease operations.
  • A small toy retailer in Vermont who imports wooden toys from Europe, which has long had stringent toy safety standards, must now pay for testing on every toy they import.

here’s your plan C | 9:48 am | 2 December 2008

“Next time, go to a compounding shop and ask for ‘Cipro or Zithromax, the BABY dose, if you know what I’m sayin'”

McCain: deregulate health care, like the markets | 9:37 pm | 20 September 2008

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

sharia = law in UK, WOT?! | 11:08 am | 15 September 2008

Islamic Sharia courts in Britain now have legally binding decisions. Guess the UK’s off my list of emergency escape-to countries.

excellent Obama buttons | 9:13 am | 4 September 2008

jazz for obamabreakfast for obama
If I were the button-wearing type, I’d wear these. There’s lots more. And the dude! Too bad there’s not a similar Achievers edition.

my new job | 9:36 am | 3 September 2008

Packers: Ryan, Hodge out; Frost, Goode in

tigh/roslin ’08 | 4:08 pm | 2 September 2008

Tigh/Roslin campaign logo
I want a frakkin’ bumper sticker.

…and apparently I’m not the only one smelling a classic rat fink bait-and-switch.

snow white didn’t break any glass ceilings when she became queen | 7:08 am | 31 August 2008

Since John McCain voted against equal pay for women, will he offer Sarah Palin only $153,915? That’s 75.5% of the US Vice Presidential salary–the current US gender pay gap.

Then again—with such a thin résumé… I’d call it more than commensurate with experience. Lucky for her the Deocrats finally got the minimum wage raised a little bit.

WHERE DE WHITE WIMMIN AT?! | 7:29 am | 15 July 2008

Seriously, am I the only person who picked up their New Yorker, saw the cover, laughed, and turned the page?

The editorial cartoon artwork pokes fun not at the Obamas but the people *cough Fox news* who painted this false picture. And to all the hand-wringing pundits who worry aloud saying, “well, I got it, but will Middle America get it? How will this play in the midwest?” Hey, pal, the average IQ doesn’t drop 50 points once you cross the New York or D.C. city limits; on the contrary, most data swings it the other way.*

* disclaimer re: IQ testing controversial, data inconclusive, blah blah blah.

ZOMGYAY!!1! | 8:05 pm | 3 June 2008

obama clinches nomination

Just so we’re clear | 6:07 pm | 21 May 2008

I will probably not call you “doll,” or “hon” (that’s for the Mister), but…

I WILL call you “sweetie” at some point. It’s inevitable. It means I think you’re nice (and nothing more, nothing less). It may even mean I suck at remembering names, but probably it just means that I want us to be friends. And if you call me “sweetie”? I will not think less of you at all; probably, just the opposite.

Thanks, Sweetie!

and why the is hell this even an “issue” when we’re in a shameful war and the economy’s in the shitter (gee, could they be related?) and this country has a whole lotta work to do…? Embarrasing!

kodachrome and helvetica | 11:26 am | 13 May 2008

…are two things things younger than John McCain.

Thanks, John. Thon. (and Thillary.) | 10:07 am | 3 May 2008

McCain and Clinton's gas tax break would save me OMG! SIXTEEN DOLLARS.
OK, so these “economic stimulus” tax rebate checks* are a dumb enough idea, when we have major highway bridges collapsing, record potholes, a five-point-three-trillion!-dollar debt, a ridiculous billion-dollar a day war going on, fifty-eight million citizens without health care, a sad education system, yadda-yadda-yadda…

…but John McCain and (and I didn’t know this until researching just now) Hillary Clinton’s summer gas-tax-vacation idea is so dumb I can’t believe anyone even said it out loud. I just ran the numbers through Excel, and not paying gas tax for sixteen weeks would save me—OMG! SIXTEEN DOLLARS! AND FORTY-NINE CENTS!! Even adding the miscellaneous regional trips we’ll be taking this summer, around 1225 miles, would only add nine more dollars to my pocket. This plan would surely fix everything with the economy. Meanwhile, it’d cost the country about ten billion dollars, which is about what it would cost to provide health care for thirty percent of the country’s uninsured.

Everyone I’ve talked to is going to either pay off a debt, or put it in savings / investment (either all my friends are smart or they’re lying; probably the former). Isn’t spending beyond our means how we got into this mess in the first place?

McCain votes against equal pay for women | 1:53 pm | 24 April 2008

Better than the current one, maybe, but not so awesome.

a day late, but… | 4:37 am | 23 April 2008

Oh, snap!

super!!!!!tuesday | 9:15 pm | 5 February 2008

Anyone wanna get a pool going on how many 96-pt. headlines tomorrow read “AL-O-BAMA!!”?

Which Buffy villian is your GOP candidate? | 12:28 pm | 4 January 2008

The Republican candidates are all Buffy villians. Seriously, dude. That is some scary-ass shit.
via Quiddity

sorry, internet | 8:38 am | 4 December 2007

Piano-playing cats, hand-holding otters go on strike in support of the writers. Awesome also for Chocolate Rain in funereal chello and a scab cat.

Bikes: not transportation? | 4:29 pm | 7 November 2007

U.S. Transportation secretary says that bikes (and feet!) aren’t transportation items OK, I know mine’s more like a dust and spider-web collector, but I know what it’s purpose is…

The Burqha skies | 7:44 am | 8 September 2007

panties! of the southwest flyerSome people think Matt Lauer’s hot shizz, I guess this lady thought that airing her pudenda for him would win him forever. Instead, he appears to be be giving her a slow clap. No, actually, she got yelled at by the Dress Code Police of Southwest Airlines and almost kicked off of her flight. If it were thirty years ago, they’d have hired her on the spot. Oooh, I want those boots. Remember what it was like? When Southwest Airlines didn’t have hostesses in hot pants? Remember?

shoutout to mpls | 12:08 am | 2 August 2007

amazing slideshow of 35W

15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct | 11:35 am | 20 June 2007

We went to the Brewers-Giants game last night, and had a great time. Hats, bratwursts, expensive beer, and omg, the Brewers won. However… the amount, volume, and vitriol of the boos and taunts delivered to Barry Bonds (we were in the third-base bleachers) was so nasty that now I’m rooting for the guy! Don’t be mean.

The banners that just had * on them were pretty clever, though…

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