merlin:

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  There, the USPS has opted to cross off the word “Forever” for security purposes. That leads to a disturbing bit of incongruity with their “Four Flags” set…


Great find, Paul.

The USPS delivers truth, unwittingly.

merlin:

One Foot Tsunami: Limited-Time Offer

There, the USPS has opted to cross off the word “Forever” for security purposes. That leads to a disturbing bit of incongruity with their “Four Flags” set…

Great find, Paul.

The USPS delivers truth, unwittingly.

My wife asked what was behind the current conflict in Israel. I told her that a bunch of assholes with bombs are trying to prove who has a bigger penis. This, apparently was an unsatisfactory answer, so I point you to this Mother Jones article.

Money quote:

Here’s another explanation: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is running for reelection on January 22, and the strike against Hamas leader Jaabari is seen as advantageous for his campaign. Avi Benayahu, a former Israel Defense Forces spokesman, told the Daily Beast that the operation is Netanyahu’s equivalent to Obama’s strike on Osama bin Laden.

The Petraeus scandal is dominating the “news” as a real national crisis is being ignored.

Follow up on my last post about Michael Brown, this Times article is a great look at the man in charge of FEMA under Obama.

The interesting bit, after Brownie’s argument that the President reacted too soon to Hurricane Sandy, is that there is quite a bit of sentiment that FEMA didn’t move soon enough. At least we still have FEMA. Let’s hope that the Conservatives never get a chance at their dream of dismantling it.

It takes balls for the man who completely failed in the wake of the Katrina disaster, to come out and criticize the President for getting out in front of the Hurricane Sandy.

Money:

Everyone knows you’re supposed to have the press conference warning people about the hurricane only after they’ve already lost power and nobody can watch the damn thing. If that’s not the most Republican damn thing I’ve ever heard, it’s only because Brown didn’t figure out a way to wedge the words “tax cut” in there.

Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of these horrible skeuomorphic designs.

Apple lost their trade-dress lawsuit against Samsung in the UK. In that judgement, they were required to publish a public apology to Samsung. This is it, and it includes this quote from the ruling:

"The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."

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Tags: tech

Ann Coulter is a despicable person who’s life mission is to harass and debase anyone who is not Ann Coulter. Among trolls of the Internet, she must be the best (read: worst). During the last presidential debate, she tweeted out this little gem:

I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.

This is such crass bullshit on so many levels, it is hard to keep one’s head from exploding. But I think Tim Schriver, Special Olympics Global Messenger did a good job of taking her down a notch.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.

Call her what you want, but ‘bully’ fits.

Tags: trolls

The horror.