"In America- we like our poor to be embarrassed- because we are embarrassed by them. They are a reminder that the American Dream is really a pyramid with most people at the bottom making it grand for the lucky few at the top." – commenter on Metafilter thread about #occupywallstreet http://www.metafilter.com/107942/We-are-the-99-percent We are the 99 […]
<jazzhands>MARKETEEN!</jazzhands> Reebok's Fake Magic Butt Shoes Are Fake- Says FTC For a while now Reebok has been selling its dumb fake "EasyTone" shoes that allegedly tone your butt (ladies)- using magic. If you believed that Reebok EasyTone shoes would tone your butt- you are dumb.
Only 30 in the trial group. But promising first stage in human trials. This 90% Successful Vaccine May Be Our Best Chance to Eradicate AIDS Spanish researchers have completed the first human trial of a new vaccine against HIV. It has been successful in 90% of the HIV-free volunteers during phase I testing.
"[L]ittle girls take their cues about what is desirable by looking at how boys and men respond to older girls and women. The father who lavishes adoration on "Daddy's little princess" but ogles high-school cheerleaders is sending his daughter a clear message. The message is that the princess phase won't last much longer- and if […]
95% drop in profits year-over-year. Damn. Zynga Profits- Users Decline Ahead Of Proposed $1B IPO Virtual goods sales fell for the first time in Zynga's company history during the June quarter- the company revealed- along with a 95 percent profit drop and a decline in daily active users.
Melissa Harris-Perry: "I believe much of that decline can be attributed to their disappointment that choosing a black man for president did not prove to be salvific for them or the nation. His record is- at the very least- comparable to that of President Clinton- who was enthusiastically re-elected. The 2012 election is a test […]
13 billion pageviews per month. Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding For Tumblr- a popular micro-blogging site- more financing has followed its increased popularity.
Edith Bunker gets attacked by a rapist- the Drummond boys seduced by a pedophile and Punky Brewster loses everyone she loves. 5 Inexplicably Horrifying Episodes of Classic Comedies These are the episodes that scarred an entire generation….
But they still can't drive a car to the polls. Saudi King Abdullah Gives Women Right to Vote- Run in Elections Having officially determined that God is totally cool with women voting- Saudia Arabia's King Abdullah announced that starting in 2012- women will be allowed to vote and run in municipal elections.
'The federal review found that the state had written up teachers for pronouncing "the" as "da-" "another" as "anuder" and "lives here" as "leeves here."' Arizona Used to Have Classroom 'Accent Monitors' What makes Arizona the #1 state in the union? It's the little things–sex temples- gun raffles- armed lawmakers–and its recently-retired policy of "sending […]