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29 Oct 2011 12:35


Politics: Gary Johnson on his by-the-seat-of-his-pants New Hampshire filing

  • I don’t want for a second for anyone to think that we didn’t screw up.
  • Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson • Owning up to his longshot presidential campaign’s total fail, in which they had to rush to New Hampshire on Friday to fill out paperwork in person ahead of a major deadline, because they forgot to file. “Bottom line, we just screwed up,” he said. Props to Johnson for being honest about it. It’s kind of endearing, and most presidential candidates wouldn’t be so honest about their failings. source

10 May 2011 10:40


Offbeat: Protip: Don’t get a non-vegan tattoo that says “vegan.” Oops.

  • vegan In an attempt to prove to her friends that she was more vegan than the rest of them, a young girl got the word “vegan” tattooed in her inner-lip area.
  • not vegan Unfortunately for her, she got the tattoo with black ink, which is usually made from non-vegan charred animal bones. Which is bad for her. Oops. Vegan fail. source via

02 Jul 2010 11:35


Tech: Apple’s stance on the antenna thing: The signal bars are a lie!

  • We have discovered the cause of this dramatic drop in bars, and it is both simple and surprising. Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong.
  • A press release from Apple • Explaining what they think is causing the real problem with the iPhone’s reception (kinda). It’s not the reception itself that’s bad, they say, but the way it was presented. Engadget explained a little of what was happening yesterday. Basically, the levels at which it displays five bars are much higher than where it displays four bars, but everything else is at a fairly similar level. We’re guessing this doesn’t explain everything, and it’s not going to completely placate iPhone users. Give them all bumpers! source

11 Jun 2010 11:06


U.S.: Yikes: Arlington Cemetery’s got a bunch of mishandled graves

  • 211 out of 300,000 ain’t bad, right? (actually, yes) source

11 Jun 2010 01:29


Tech: Google’s real problem with their background images: No balance

Why did everyone hate Google putting background images on their site yesterday? Because, unlike Bing, they grafted the idea onto the old design (poorly). source

03 Jun 2010 11:16


Tech: Quick analysis: The career trajectories of Apple’s founders

  • jobs, Steve Jobs Dude develops a flair for showy marketing, gets kicked out of his own company, spends a decade in the wilderness, comes back and makes Apple even bigger. Subject of great parody.
  • woz, Steve Woz Helps develop the early computers that are the basis of the company, including the popular Apple II. Then spends about fifteen years riding a Segway everywhere, dating Kathy Griffin and dancing on reality TV.
  • wayne, Ronald Wayne Bet you didn’t know about this guy, eh? Wayne drops his ten percent share of Apple after 12 days because he thinks that it’s gonna flop. Now spends days in casinos as the ultimate “what if?” source

31 May 2010 10:21


Offbeat: Protip: Google’s walking directions could get you hit by a car

  • Park City, Utah resident Lauren Rosenberg is an idiot. Rosenberg was trying to walk from one side of town to the other and ended up on a highway without a sidewalk. She kept following Google’s instructions on her BlackBerry and (surprise) got hit by a car. Now she’s suing for $100,000. OK, we understand that Google’s walking directions may perhaps be a little off sometimes, but when does common sense step in? (Groan.) source

30 May 2010 13:34


U.S.: Unemployed people get lost in the Senate shuffle again

  • good The House decided to pass an extension on jobless benefits before the June 2 deadline.
  • bad The Senate didn’t, and they don’t go back to work until June 7, so no benefits next week, guys. source

08 May 2010 10:51


Politics: Protip: Anti-gay activists shouldn’t get help from

On the left: George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist. On the right: A male escort who joined Rekers on a 10-day European trip. Oh boy. source

07 May 2010 12:25


Offbeat: Unlucky dog owner offered a rebate coupon by Delta Airlines

  • $200 off next flight over that dog we lost somehow source