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11 Alternatives to “Kanga Roof”

Outside houses recovering from a hard winter in Central New York, you can spot a lot of these signs:

Why is this company (and it’s not the only one) home of the “Kanga Roof?”  Because the contractors “hop to it.”  Get it?  Kangaroo?  Hop?

It’s a weird kangaroo in this picture, that’s for sure. […]

Market Research Conference To Show Corporations How To Use Flying Drones and Robots To Spy On Shoppers

If the people at the MRMW conference believe that using robots to spy on us as we shop is such a good idea, why aren’t they making information about this session open to the public in general? […]

Top 5 Up To Stories In 2014 News

Seen on Twitter: “Email marketing has an ROI of up to 4300% (Source: HubSpot)”

“Up to” is a wonderfully useful statistical phrase for people promoting flimsy schemes. “Up to” doesn’t promise that a number will be accurate for everybody, or even approachable by most people. “Up to” describes the highest value in a range of […]

The Interview Hack – An Inside Job?

Here on Irregular Times, we often debunk the ridiculous conspiracy theories that political extremists concoct to justify their absurd ideologies.

Tonight, I have a conspiracy theory of my own to introduce. It comes after watching The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

It’s a terrible movie. James Franco overacts beyond the […]

Meet The Political Donation Deadline For 2016 In November 2014, Or Else…

There is nothing that communicates the message that a political organization has no respect for its grassroots supporter than an email that contains the phrase “tonight’s critical FEC deadline”. Campaigns and PACs that think of voters as dupes love to try to convince people that there are deadlines for political donations, and that if money […]

What Counts As Indie In Books?

I love the idea of Indie. Finding a true independent in a world filled with big, powerful organizations is a lucky thing, like finding a four-leaf clover.

So, I was excited to discover IndieBound this morning. IndieBound is the web site of an association of independent bookstores. It describes itself as follows: “A product of […]

Coca Cola’s Plan For Diabetes-Friendly Soccer

When Coca Cola thinks of soccer, this is the image it has in mind:

A person walks into Coca Cola’s marketing building – the Casa Coca Cola – behind the new Maracana stadium in Brazil, sits on a bench and has a weird box harnessed over their heads. The box, a virtual reality console, beams […]

Bernie Sanders / Bank Of America 2016 Big Data Running Mates For The White House

Bernard Sanders is a frequent critic of Bank of America. So, the senator’s own Twitter feed, as well as Twitter feeds of his supporters, often include the phrase “Bank of America”. Twitter’s predictive system is too stupid, however, to notice that Sanders and his fans are describing Bank of America as heartless, corrupt, abusive, and vile. […]

Business Engagement Vision

You know how you hear social media experts talking about “user engagement”?

I found this graphic on the web site of a company promising to deliver “inspiring vision, understanding, engagement”.

Is it just me, or are these engaged white collar workers reminiscent of Marvin, the depressed robot from A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy? “Here […]

The 8 Most Pathetic Star Wars Products Ever

The 8 most ridiculous attempts to wring profit out of the Star Wars movies through merchandise. Or 9. Maybe 9. Jedi don’t do math. […]

Neuro Bliss Correlated With Psychological Stress

On the way to the train station this afternoon, I passed by this street advertisement for a drink called Neuro Bliss. Neuro Bliss is manufactured and marketed by NeuroDrinks, a company with an entire line of liquid products that promise, rather vaguely, to promote health.

Neuro Bliss is promised to reduce stress, but not one […]