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PROOF that the American Family Association is Against Christmas

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’ [...]

Also, 1500% More Than the 1 Ounce Size

100% more than something that’s half the size! Why, it’s amazing what newfangled technology they come up with these days.

The Silly Diplomatic History Of The Early 1970s

A sampling of silly diplomacy from the early 1970s. [...]

Things that Make You Go Hmm… Episode #221, The Common Sense Coalition on Facebook

Two pieces of social media data that make me go hmm:

Quite a spike up and back down there in new likes per week for The Common Sense Coalition… and a rather unusual fan base for an 501c4 corporation advocating tax and spending restructuring favorable to the financial sector … of the United [...]

How to Safely Predict a Disaster

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:

Red Alert!

Important Announcement

For many years we have been providing information regarding the destruction of America, the collapse of the currency and [...]

Americans Elect Says One Thing, Does Another Episode #472: The Lobbyist Hokey Pokey

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 [...]

Mike Arcuri, Power Ranger

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.

Save Jobs! Fund The P-34 Lickbox Fighter!

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… [...]

My Favorite Spam: Upscale Teak Furniture and Born Again Dating

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 [...]

I gave Governor Blagojevich a bribe, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt! (Get it Ethically Here)

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 [...]

Who Embezzled The Treasure of Jesus?

Mary and Joseph went off to the best spas Egypt in egypt to get massages and skin treatments with honey, mud, and papyrus wraps. Jesus, in the meantime… [...]