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Be on the Lookout for… Covert Bowling Spam?

Oh, yes. Covert bowling spam. It’s out there.

We get many requests every week to promote some product or another, with promises of cash or gifts attached. We don’t take the bait; it only rewards the desperate hucksters who would turn the Internet into some base arena for self-promotion at the expense of honest ideas. [...]

Linkforce: Placing A Paid Link On Your Website for a Client that May Not Exist

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 [...]

Your Private Information Is Now In The Public Domain

Oopsie. President Barack Obama approved a massive electronic spying program that could seize and search the content and metadata of people’s telephone calls, emails, movements, purchases and Internet activity without any search warrant. It’s now clear that the National Security Agency surveillance program was targeting prime ministers and presidents of many allied nations in Europe [...]

CNet Kicks Off Professional Media Coverage of Oct. 26 March Against Surveillance

Dara Kerr of CNet is the first reporter I’m aware of to provide coverage to tomorrow’s rally and march in Washington, DC against unconstitutional bulk surveillance of hundreds of millions of Americans’ activities, communications, whereabouts and associations. Kerr interviews Rainey Reitman, one of the primary organizers of the protest through his role at the Electronic [...]

Fishy Sites That Aren’t About Fish

It’s all about fish that aren’t fish. [...]

The Internet Now Officially Sucks

Irregular Times has been online during three different decades now. We saw the Internet begin as a nerdy curiosity, and then emerge into an awesome tool that empowered its users. Those days are over. [...]

The Can Kicks Back Promises to Send Your Can to Capitol Hill: Will It?

“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 [...]

Gut Check: Are the Organizations Behind the October 26 Anti-Surveillance March in DC Promoting It?

In case you haven’t heard, a big protest march in Washington DC is being planned for October 26, 2013. The demand: for the U.S. government to stop its massive warrantless surveillance programs that spy on the activities of hundreds of millions of innocent, law-abiding people. If you’re interested, come on down to DC for a [...]

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Elegance Is An Attitude, Plus A Lot Of Money

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 [...]

What Is Shotgun News?

Recent news stories having to do with shotguns… that were not covered by Shotgun News magazine. [...]