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17 Aug 2010 20:59


Music: Erykah Badu naked + hype + annoyed city of Dallas = Tiny fine

  • $500 the size of Badu’s fine for taking off her clothes for a music video last winter; she also got six months probation for the act
  • huge the amount of free publicity she got; the fine was worth it, and the city of Dallas is completely idiotic to miss this point source

20 Jul 2010 03:01


Offbeat: Mexican monkey smuggler no match for airline security

  • 18 monkeys around this dude’s freaking waist source

27 Jun 2010 12:06


Politics: Reporters on hot mic: OMG SARAH PALIN IS SOOOO STUPID

  • The dumbness doesn’t just come from soundbites.
  • A quote from an anonymous reporter • Who was caught on a hot mic during Sarah Palin’s speech at California State University at Stanislaus. The speech, which was aired on a local Fox affiliate, was very controversial due to the fact that Palin got paid a hefty sum at a school which is struggling financially (as well as being where her rider leaked). But the comments, which aired on TV, kinda topped all that. source

16 Apr 2010 13:46


Politics: Daily Show’s war on Fox News takes on issues of logo design

  • Can we stop comparing logos to other logos and trying to draw meaning from the conclusions? Seriously. Next think you know, someone’s gonna start calling us commies because we use a lot of red in our site design.

16 Mar 2010 23:43


Biz: Canon wants a .canon top-level domain; this is a stupid idea.

  • Canon is sure an arrogant company. They think, for some reason, that they’re worthy of their own top-level domain, unlike every other company out there. We think this is really stupid, because, well, their top-level domain opens up the possibility of a .cocacola or a .southoftheborder, which means that what’s a fairly simple domain structure becomes unspeakably complex.
  • bad standardThe reason why top-level domains work well as-is, mostly, is because they create an open environment. By getting their own top-level domain, Canon creates a walled garden separate from the rest of the Web.
  • Is it really easier? Canon seems convinced that it’s easier to type in (or whatever) than it is to type in People have been typing for 15 years; changing it makes it harder. It’s branding gone amok.
  • showing restraint To us, this idea suggests a need to figure out just when the best time would be to pull out the generalized top level domains. Because it appears Canon’s taking a road down a slippery slope with this move.

.canon domains we’d like to see

  • » One of the most well-known pieces of music is Pachelbel’s Canon, and that’s been around way longer than Canon has.
  • » The main definition of “canon” refers to whether something is part of a story’s universe. And you could probably have fun with it, too.
  • » Some jokers will probably come up with clever uses of the TLD, although if they’re like this, they’ll totally be wrong, because “cannon” has two N’s.
  • » If Canon really wanted to be bold with this idea, they’d let people buy dissenting domains that criticize both the brand and its products.

07 Jan 2010 11:12


Culture: Protip: Don’t take dietary advice from Megan Fox

  • not doctor Megan Fox has been suggesting in recent interviews to drink vinegar to cleanse the system and lose weight. It sounds friggin’ stupid.
  • doctor Dietician Lucy Jones: “The body, including the liver, is a well-oiled detoxing machine, which will not be improved by vinegar.” source

22 Jul 2009 10:57


Offbeat: People say the dumbest things at job interviews

  • When you do background checks on candidates, do things like public drunkenness arrests come up?
  • A job interviewee, when asked if they had any questions • That big idiot, along with 42 other idiots (who said such wonderful things as “What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it’s raining? Can you pick me up?” and “I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?”) are a big part of the reason why the unemployment level is so high in this country. Right? Anyway, read this list and laugh, kids. Laugh. • source

13 Feb 2009 15:31


Biz, U.S., World: How do you fix a war-tarnished brand name? Two letters.

  • Xe security firm Blackwater’s new (dumb) name for itself source