Monthly Archives: June 2008

You Say “Gay” and This Conservative News Site Only Hears “Homosexual”

A conservative news site auto-replaces the word “gay” with the word “homosexual” in the stories it syndicates. Consequently, they recently published a story about runner Tyson Homosexual.

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Sexual Hypocrisy and the Internet

To be convicted of distributing obscenity, the material you were distributing must be patently offensive by “contemporary community standards”.

In Florida, one lawyer is mounting an obscenity defense using Google Trends to show that contemporary community standards aren’t quite as innocent as the contemporary community would have you believe.

Walters “plans to show that residents of Pensacola are more likely to use Google to search for terms like ‘orgy’ than for ‘apple pie’ or ‘watermelon,'” Richtel reports. (Evidence here.) The point is “to demonstrate that interest in the sexual subjects exceeds that of more mainstream topics—and that by extension, the sexual material distributed by his client is not outside the norm.”

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Awesome Jesus & Mary Chain Typography

Oh my god, I love the text treatment on this box set:
 Awesome Jesus & Mary Chain Typography

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Resume for Troy McClure

IMDb Resume for Troy McClure
via The Morning News

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Equatorial Guinea Sucks

Robert Mugabe is not Africa’s worst dictator.

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Food Critics Try Root Beers

Food critics judge root beers.
via Kottke

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Nader Thinks Obama Talks “White”

Ralph Nader digs that hole:

In an interview with the Rocky Mountain News, Nader lambasted Obama for not discussing poverty enough. “What’s keeping him from doing that?” Nader asked. “Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson?”

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Darth Vader Gets Coffee

In the original Star Wars comic book, Darth Vader uses the force to get a cup of coffee.
 Darth Vader Gets Coffee
via Linkbunnies

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Stephen Hawking Turned Down Knighthood

Stephen Hawking turned down knighthood.

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Obama’s Fake Seal

Thankfully, the Obama campaign has decided to drop this lame fake presidential seal:
 Obamas Fake Seal

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