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Bill Maher On Pope Resignation- Hillary Clinton Should Replace Benedict

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 18:37 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Vote for Hitler!

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 16:16 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein.

The tiny northeast Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names, and the ballot for state elections Saturday is proof.

Among the 345 contestants running for the state assembly are Frankenstein Momin, Billykid Sangma, Field Marshal Mawphniang and Romeo Rani. Some, like Kenedy Marak, Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem and Jhim Carter Sangma, are clearly hoping for the electoral success of their namesake American presidents.

Then there is Hitler.

This 54-year-old father of three has won three elections to the state assembly with little controversy over being named after the Nazi dictator.

His father had worked with the British army, but apparently developed enough of a fascination with Great Britain’s archenemy to name his son Adolf Hitler — though he also gave him the middle name Lu, Hitler said.


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Unicode obelisk

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 15:32 by Desiato in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

Given that ASCII has always had an asterisk character, why hasn’t the Unicode design committee had the sense of humor to add an obelisk character?


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  1. Contrived, but you get the “I snorted coffee through my nasal passages” prize for this morning, Mr. D!

  2. You’re welcome! It’s just something that came up in conversation. 🙂

  3. That’s really an Idée fixe with you, eh?

  4. Bon, je ne vais pas menhir…

Chinese activist asks Internet users: What does your river look like?

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 10:40 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Deng Fei, a renowned Chinese journalist and social activist, is conducting an interesting survey over Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. He’s asked a simple question: “What is the river like in your hometown? While celebrating Chinese New Year at home, please take a photo of your river and upload it to Weibo for us to see.” This clearly touched a nerve, as it has resulted in hundreds of photos of extremely dirty-looking rivers being sent in from all over the country.

Some of those writing in blame factories for polluting their rivers; others point to garbage dumped by local residents. What’s certain is that the results aren’t pretty.


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I’ve got a love child, admits senator Pete Domenici who tried to get Bill Clinton impeached

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:48 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Mr Domenici, a Republican who was the longest-serving senator in New Mexico’s history when he retired four years ago, was among those who tried to get President Bill Clinton impeached in 1999 for his liaisons with Monica Lewinsky (though in a speech to the Senate he said it wasn’t the sex bit that bothered him but the fact that Mr Clinton had lied about it).

That speech – in fact the entire career of Mr Domenici – will be viewed in a new light since his admission this week that he had an affair in the 1970s with a 24-year-old woman called Michelle Laxalt. She happens to be the daughter of the former Nevada senator and governor Paul Laxalt, a close friend of Ronald Reagan and a hero of the conservative right. And they had a son, Adam – now 34 and a lawyer in Las Vegas – whom we are only now learning about.

After decades of silence Mr Domenici and Ms Laxalt sent statements to an Albuquerque newspaper owning up to everything out of fear that their secret was about to be spilled by a national tabloid.


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Benedict resignation linked to inquiry into ‘Vatican gay officials’, says paper

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:45 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay prelates in the Vatican, some of whom – the report said – were being blackmailed by outsiders.

The pope’s spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report, which was carried by the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica.


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  1. Why should we be surprised? Personally, I think all priests should be married – the gender of which partner is not relevant, IMO, otherwise how can they POSSIBLY know the issues that married couples face?

Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:41 by John Sinteur in category: Robber Barons

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So what if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?


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  1. So, if the sequester hits and the US Govt has to cut spending by $80B+, just stop giving $$ to the banks…

  2. @Spaceman: Really? Someone has finally actually said this? You’re either a shining wit or a revolutionary, sir! 🙂

  3. Is that ‘shining wit’ a spoonerism?

  4. Could be. Or an innuendo. I’m not feeling myself today 🙂

Next Ad Medium: Thighs Of Japanese Girls

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 by John Sinteur in category: If you're in marketing, kill yourself

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Well, media placement doesn’t get much creepier than this.
Japanese PR company Absolute Territory has begun paying young women (18+) to wear advertising stickers on their thighs between the edge of their miniskirts and their high socks.


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  1. It’s no worse than Nascar: “These hairless parts powered by épiler.”

How “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” Ruled The Internet

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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Tremblay is a lecturer at Centre NAD, a technology university in Montreal, where he’s been teaching a video-effects class since 1992. In October, he challenged his students — as he did the previous two semesters — to make a viral hoax video. If it got more than 100,000 views, then congratulations, you got an A.

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Four of Tremblay’s most industrious students, Normand Archambault, Félix Marquis-Poulin, Loïc Mireault, and Antoine Seigle, created a video called “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” — 17 million views within a day, just shy of 42 million views in total, 14 million minutes in viewing time in the U.S. alone, embedded on major news websites worldwide, broadcast on morning talk shows, and linked from countless message boards — which proved this in historically impressive style.

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They got an A.


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