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Contest: Find The Worst Pseudo-Intellectual Drivel

I’m announcing a contest. Let’s call it a Drivel Hunt. Find one sentence or phrase containing a particularly idiotic piece of pseudo-intellectualism, and post it as a comment here. [...]

Contest: Find the First “What Global Warming?” Cartoon to Win a Free Button

It’s that time of year again when temperatures around one half of the globe begin to climb downward. You and I call it the seasons of autumn and winter, but every year some cockamamie conservative political cartoonist decides to call this seasonal change a refutation of global warming. Last year, astonished that it got cold [...]

Cheech and Chong Design Contest: No Drug, Sex or Language References, Please

As part of its effort to “stay fresh,” t-shirt portal CafePress is holding a Cheech and Chong design contest. There are only a few restrictions:

No references to drug use. No references to sexuality. No naughty language. No use of trademarked phrases. You can’t refer to any of the lyrics of any of their songs, [...]

Wanna know FBI Domestic Spying Program’s New Name? BITE ME!

And I write that in the nicest way. The FBI admitted two weeks ago that it has been engaging in a newly expanded effort to covertly spy on innocent Americans, but insisted that Americans not call it “spying,” because gosh darn it, “spying” is not a nice word. Words that aren’t nice make the FBI [...]

Poll: Spying On Innocents in FBI Operation BITE ME?

You may remember that on Tuesday, we responded to revelations of a newly expanded FBI program of covert surveillance against innocent people — and the FBI’s declaration that they didn’t want this program referred to as “spying” — with a poll. Our poll asks, golly, if we can’t call the FBI spying program a spying [...]

On Election Day, VOTE to Name the FBI’s Not-Spying Spying Program

The New York Times reported last week on the existence of a newly expanded FBI program of surveillance in which their agents spy, often covertly, on people and groups in America when there is no evidence of any wrongdoing. These people and groups are targeted by the FBI for surveillance on the basis of their [...]

Contest: What Do We Call The FBI Domestic Not-Spying Spying Program?

The New York Times reports today that the FBI has instituted a newly expanded program in which their agents spy, often covertly, on American people and groups who are suspected of no crime whatsoever. Rather, people are targeted by the FBI for surveillance on the basis of their political opinions, their religion, and/or their race. [...]

CafePress T-Shirt Contest Closed to Entrants Who Annoy Them

Print-on-demand t-shirt seller CafePress has announced a contest for designing a t-shirt in which it will reward 5 winners with a Flip Mino. Everybody else who enters has to agree to sell their t-shirt via the Marketplace, on which designers make less than $3 a shirt; outside the Marketplace designers could make $8 or more. [...]

Entry For the H1N1 Public Service Ad Contest

So far in the United States, as of the end of last week, 40,617 people have caught the new strain of swine flu. Only 263 have died afterwards, and many of those people already had frail health. That’s less than a 1 percent fatality rate. [...]

Rename Swine Flu Contest. Enter Today and Win (phlegm)!

Although Anthony Fauci of the Centers for Disease Control stresses that “swine flu” is so named because of historic infection of pigs by H1N1 virus, not everyone is so happy with this influenza virus’ current name. American pig farmers are upset by the name “swine flu,” protesting that sale of pig meat may go on [...]

Charles Darwin sponsors CafePress Design Contest

Guess what, shopkeepers? CafePress is holding a contest! Here’s how it works. First, you design a t-shirt with an election theme. Then you give your design to CafePress, and CafePress prints the t-shirts and sells them and doesn’t give you any money back. One of the many thousands who participate will get invited to a [...]