This has got to be the most existentially perplexing link spam offer we’ve received at Irregular Times in some time:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am emailing you regarding the formation of a partnership with my client.
My name is Catherine Byrne and I work for Linkforce Ltd based here in UK. I would like [...]
Bath and Body Works labels this soap “Fresh Picked Tangerines”:
The complete ingredients listed on the back label of the soap:
Active Ingredients: Triclosan
Other Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauryl Sufate, Fragrance, PPG-1-PEG-9- Lauryl Glycol Ether, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Olea Europeaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, [...]
The Republicans promised that if the USA could just produce more oil, the price we pay for gasoline at the pump would go down. Drill Baby Drill, they urged.
The Republicans lost with this argument in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, but Barack Obama followed their advice, and instituted a Republican-style extreme expansion of [...]
In 1993, Robert Bocock wrote the book Consumption, which “aims to provide a critical overview of major sociological approaches to the process of consumption in modern and post-modern societies.”
Today, if you want to get a copy of Consumption, you can buy a copy on Amazon for $499.10.
I’m not sure if that’s the [...]
“The Can Kicks Back” calls itself a a social movement of young people who all just happened to decide on their own last year to kick-start a young movement of young people burning to tax poor people more, tax corporations less, and slash social programs.
If you believe that “movement” is real, I’ve got [...]
Proponents of Bitcoin, a purely electronic alternative currency, say that their currency is more trustworthy because it isn’t directly linked to any government and isn’t muddled up with regulation and politically-motivated finance policy. Bitcoin is wild and free and libertarian. Praise be!
The federal government shutdown provides a great test of the claims of Bitcoin’s [...]
It may seem like a long time ago, but it was not so long. Back in 2006, a political corporation called Unity08 started sending out well-funded broadcasts and arranging high-profile media placements through its inside connections. While it claimed that it was standing against the forces of “big money” and demanded that other political parties [...]
Why aren’t you elegant enough?
The Longines luxury watch company has an answer to this haunting question: You have the wrong attitude.
Elegance is an attitude – that’s the tag line from the recent spate of advertisements for the Longines luxury watches.
The suggestion presented by this slogan is that elegance is something that we [...]
Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has a grand idea, and by “grand” I mean big. Rep. King, never one to think small, has introduced House Joint Resolution 16, a proposed constitutional amendment that reads simply:
The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Read the 16th Amendment [...]
5. This morning, Fast Company reports that Facebook is now going to make it less difficult for people to buy things online by providing a way for people to route their financial interactions through Facebook, allowing Facebook to take a cut as a middleman. How many people are suffering from the difficulty of making a [...]
On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]