Monthly Archives: July 2013

Andy

July 29, 2013

Tiny Tampon Queen Stars in Best Menstrual Marketing Ever

Absolutely genius marketing for girly-stuff. "I became the camp gyno. 'Suck it up and deal with it! This is your life now.'"

Tiny Tampon Queen Stars in Best Menstrual Marketing Ever

If you haven't heard about the company HelloFlo- after watching this commercial- you won't forget them. They're essentially a mail-order tampon and pad service that sends you your stuff- along with some candy- each month- right when you need it. Their first ad is so successful it's enough to make an…

Andy

July 29, 2013

Gay Polyamory in a Post-DOMA World – Kinky

The blog trend pieces are already starting. I give it two months before The New York Times uses the word 'thrupple.' http://kinky.com/and-polyamorous-makes-three/

Gay Polyamory in a Post-DOMA World – Kinky

Though polygamous marriages are not legal- one wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the self-proclaimed "threeo" – Kevin Coins- 22- Christopher Williams- 43- and Jacob Bowers- 27. Christopher Williams and Jacob Bowers had been together for about 7 years when they met young- charismatic Kevin Coin…

Andy

July 29, 2013

Video of Violent- Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness

Mmmm Swift-ian!

Video of Violent- Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness

A frightening and violent mob swept through the normally quiet seaside community of Huntington Beach last night following a surfing competition in the area. Businesses were vandalized and looted- portable toilets overturned- and brutal fistfights waged right out in the open. It was an ugly display a…

Andy

July 29, 2013

Rick Santorum Files for Divorce- Blames the Gays

I will completely take blame for this.

Rick Santorum Files for Divorce- Blames the Gays

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum filed for divorce today. According to papers signed by an Allegheny County judge- the former Republican presidential candidate cited irreconcilable differences with his wife of 23 years. The move comes as a shock to the family and friends of the …

Andy

July 27, 2013

Inside the Asylum- One of the Most Successful Low-Budget Movie Studios

Now *this* is agile: "For a typical film- the Asylum floats a concept to its stable of writers. They blast back a slew of 100-word pitches. If the Asylum chooses Horton's concept- he bangs out a draft in 10 days- then hands it off to a producer; revisions are made- then the Asylum shoots the film- fast."

Inside the Asylum- One of the Most Successful Low-Budget Movie Studios

Bottom-of-the-barrel creature features. Topless-teen comedies. In Burbank- California- one low-budget studio cranks out whatever Netflix wants.

Andy

July 26, 2013

Bomb Scare Closes Bay Bridge

"In addition to a bomb scare- there's also a Giants game- a Justin Timberlake concert- a Jay-Z concert- and Critical Mass."

Bomb Scare Closes Bay Bridge

And here you thought your commute to work was slow. The Bay Bridge was closed down in both directions for…

Secrecy Is the Problem

Hamilton Nolan writing in Gawker: “In a perfect world, perhaps, a government capable of monitoring its own power could exist. Until then, we have the press. The most important job of the press is to push hard to bring government secrets to light. Yes, in some cases, judgment is required, and it is often exercised, including in the case of this NSA story. To nitpick over that point is a sideshow. Why is this so important? Because if the press does not expose government secrets, no one else will. There is no other check on the governments powers of secrecy. This is the system we have. And this is why it is so distressing to see professional journalists acceding to the governments own demand for secrecy— saying, in effect, “well just take their word that everything is okay.” It doesnt matter if a journalist happens to think the current administration is trustworthy; journalists still seek out government secrets, because that is the journalists role. Only corrupt bureaucrats see their mission as keeping the activities of our free government secret from the people they affect. There are more than enough corrupt bureaucrats already. We dont need the press to do their job for them.The government has always tried to keep too many secrets. That, we expect. But when the press gives up on exposing those secrets, it is really time to start worrying. Because then there is no balance of power at all.”

via Secrecy Is the Problem.