In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Heyman et al (2001) find a trend of rising numbers of cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as people age out of childhood and into their early adult lives. What can explain this age trend? OCD Education Station writes about another trend related to time — a surge in OCD [...]
Direct-to-Garment printer CafePress has a “Cultural Barometer” of sales records it’s been using to track trends of support for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. Here are the CafePress Barometer’s readings from November 14 through December 31 of 2011.
Just a few days after the point of last tracking, the 2012 Republican Caucuses in Iowa reported [...]
We’re not rich or covertly backed by a conservative slush fund, so to help keep Irregular Times going we sell liberal and progressive bumper stickers. Back in March of this year, most of our best-selling stickers were centered around a particular policy theme, most often health care or the environment. But fast forward six months [...]
In the month of August 2008, the following were our five best-selling bumper stickers:
1. Librarians Against Palin bumper sticker 2. People With One House Against McCain bumper sticker 3. Republicans for Barack Obama bumper sticker 4. I Like Obama, But is America Ready for a President with Brains? bumper sticker 5. Hope, Not Fear: [...]
The following were the five most popular t-shirt designs we sold on Skreened during the month of May 2010:
Each of these five most popular designs has to do with the issue of immigration. Interestingly, none has to do with the issue of oil spills, another contender in the public imagination for salience. [...]
For two weeks now, I’ve been reviewing the advertising service called Sellit ADPAK by using it and reporting the results. With two weeks of service left to go, I’ve only had 4 sales from the ADPAK, not yet enough to make back Sellit’s $14.99 fee.
Sellit just sent me a survey by e-mail suggesting that [...]
At least that’s what I’m inclined to conclude given what’s on this box:
VCept? A lifestyle antenna? With a skidskin base? Good Lord, just what is that man watching?
On June 2, 2009, we at Irregular Times withdrew from one of the two ways of selling shirts, bumper stickers and buttons at the online merchandiser CafePress. On June 1, CafePress started charging customers more and (paying its graphic designers less) when purchases were made via their search engine they call the “Marketplace.” We didn’t [...]
A wooden sign for a shop on the side of the road of Route 1 near Newcastle, Maine reads “Oriental Carpets and Fiddles.”