Do you miss the audaciously loopy drama of the 2012 political corporation Americans Elect? If so, don’t fret; you’re just going to love “We Need Smith,” a new, mysterious effort to promote political candidates for national office.
Do you miss Americans Elect’s unintentionally self-deprecating PR-talk? You’ll love “We Need Smith.” Leader Patrick Caddell’s case for [...]
Yesterday I learned that the American Family Association has targeted certain corporations for being “Against Christmas.” Apparently, you’re “Marginal on Christmas” if you’re a corporation that “refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.” According to the AFA, a corporation is downright “Against Christmas” if it “may use ‘Christmas’ [...]
100% more than something that’s half the size! Why, it’s amazing what newfangled technology they come up with these days.
A sampling of silly diplomacy from the early 1970s. [...]
The safest way to predict a disaster is not to predict anything. Kirk Elliott of the Asset Preservation Institute demonstrates the technique in an e-mail blasted out to the world this week:
For many years we have been providing information regarding the destruction of America, the collapse of the currency and [...]
Americans Elect used to say it didn’t have any ideology and just wanted to help Americans resurrect democracy as they saw fit. Then Americans Elect squelched turnout in its first two delegate votes and its Political Director revealed Americans Elect actually has a goal for a candidate of a particular ideology after all.
Americans Elect [...]
A weekend political strategy challenge: Explain why U.S. Representative Michael Arcuri decided to put this photograph of himself on his official congressional web site.
When the P-34 Lickbox Fighter is subjected to an attempted attack, it will divide into 50 robots, each a few feet in height. These robots will quickly disperse, engaging in a random array of possible behaviors… [...]
Of all the spam I’ve received in the Irregular Times mailbox recently, my two favorites propose that we use Irregular Times to establish “link exchanges.” The spammers say Irregular Times is a “wonderful resource which can be of interest to users on my website.” One of these websites sells “upscale teak furniture,” and the other [...]
One of the interesting things about designing t-shirts is trying to figure out which ones will be popular and which won’t. Nope, I’m still not good those predictions. I was pretty sure my Man Plus Woman Equals Thingy would be a wildly popular t-shirt zinging the fundamentalists for their marriage equation, but nope, I haven’t [...]