Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 311 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

HP Bends the Rules to Trend with its #BendTheRules Twitter Campaign

The ancient technology corporation Hewlett Packard (long since KFC’ed to “HP”) is trying to recast itself as young and rebellious with a social media campaign this week. Here’s a sample from the microblogging platform Twitter:

Show us what you’re doing to #BendTheRules and get your name on @IanWalsh4's surfboard. http://t.co/fEGnrOMJMx

— HP (@HP) June 25, [...]

Americans for Prosperity-PA says it has 117,000 Members who Protest Every Day. How Many Actually Show Up June 4?

Look for actual photos of Americans for Prosperity’s “Paycheck Protection Rally” in Harrisburg Pennsylvania tomorrow. The “Paycheck Protection Rally” stands up for the right of workers to be paid less and the right of corporations to rake in bigger profits.

Why do I suggest you look for actual photos?

Reason #1: Americans for Prosperity calls [...]

Can You Spot The Fake Ethnography?

One of the following titles is not from a real ethnography. Can you pick the fake study?

Sociable robots, jazz music, and divination: Contingency as a cultural resource for negotiating problems of intentionality.

You Have Dislodged a Boulder: Mothers and Prisoners in the Post Keynesian California Landscape.

Legos, gummy bears and helplessness: Facilitating ethnic identity [...]

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 [...]

No Labels Fake Grassroots Website only Visited by Spambots

It’s been more than year since the 501c3 corporation No Labels launched its “ConnectUs” pages for all 50 states on which all the grassroots “centrist” Americans who want to cut taxes for corporations and cut social security for people could engage in grassroots organizing on the grassy grassroots state level.

After receiving a huge [...]

Pete Peterson Coalition for “Civility” in Politics launches “Fuck The Debt” campaign

For some time now, billionaire Peter G. Peterson has been spending his money to create a network of differently named organizations, all with the same policy goal: ending or slashing dramatically back Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and replacing them with private plans, conveniently administered by private entities, which of course would take a wee [...]

Heroes Face Down Fake Ordeals

My favorite line from the story, came from the “hero” who had to grapple with a fake bomb: “Anybody who doesn’t stare me in the face, I get a little nervous with.” [...]

Photo Proves Obama Birth Certificate Was Faked!

This photograph not only contains evidence of the forgery of Obama’s Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth, it also indicates that Obama was born in Kenya as Obama’s mother was on the Hajj, the Muslim holy pilgrimage to Mecca. [...]

Palinism of the Day: 79% of America is Fake and Hates America

“We believe that the best of America is in the small towns that we get to visit, and in the wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the [...]

Parsing the Bigfoot Headline for Hidden Meaning

Bigfoot claim a fake, ex-enthusiast says

That’s what the headline says, and the headline says it all. You just need to read between and around the words.

“Bigfoot.” See, even the headline acknowledges the existence of Bigfoot. The implicit word in the sentence, “is,” is missing from the sentence of the headline. Clearly the author [...]

First Freedom First Fizzles with Pre-Recorded Fake Simulcast

This evening at 5:30 pm, I showed up to the Regal theater on the Southwest side of Columbus, Ohio, for what I was told would be a “gathering,” a “simulcast” event “emceed” by actor Peter Coyote at which, according to a soliciting e-mail:

Actors, musicians and comedians will join church-state community members in 37 [...]