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Foreign Nationalism

In the United States of America, July 4th is Independence Day. A month in advance, department store shelves are stocked with various nationalist items… … all of which are made in China. The inexpensive prices of these trinkets, given the immense expense of their transportation,

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Peasant Dresses… Made by Real Peasants!

Want to look like a sexy peasant? The company calling itself “Haute Hippie” has the look for you, at least if you’re rich enough to spend $344 on a peasant dress, $255 on a peasant blouse, or $395 on a peasant tunic. You have to

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The Manufacture and Marketing of Miracles: Holy Toast!

Last year, I spent a few days looking for the meaning of life, the universe and everything in my morning whole-wheat toast. Last night I discovered that someone’s one-upped me, manufacturing the means to a daily miracle: Press it into your bread before toasting, and

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How Patriotic is this Patriotic Military Cap Design Contest?

CafePress is currently holding an “All-American” “American Patriotism-themed Military Cap” design contest to celebrate Independence Day. Entrants are asked to design “patriotic” images in line with the theme of Independence Day and put them up for sale on CafePress’ military caps, which look like this:

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?