Monthly Archives: September 2011

Andy

September 30, 2011

We are the 99 percent.

"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 percent.

Andy

September 29, 2011

Reebok's Fake Magic Butt Shoes Are Fake- Says FTC

<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.

Andy

September 29, 2011

Men and the Sexualization of Young Girls

"[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 you want to grasp and hold adult male attention- you need to be sexy." http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/men-and-the-sexualization-of-young-girls/

Men and the Sexualization of Young Girls

Encouraging princess culture–however innocently–contributes to the sexualization of girls. Men can be part of the solution to the "princess problem."

Andy

September 27, 2011

Zynga Profits- Users Decline Ahead Of Proposed $1B IPO

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.

Andy

September 27, 2011

Black President- Double Standard: Why White Liberals Are Abandoning Obama

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 of whether Obama will be held to standards never before imposed on an incumbent. If he is- it may be possible to read that result as the triumph of a more subtle form of racism."

Black President- Double Standard: Why White Liberals Are Abandoning Obama

Andy

September 25, 2011

Arizona Used to Have Classroom 'Accent Monitors'

'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 monitors to classrooms across the state to check on teachers' articulation." Yes- that's right- the state of Arizona used to send…