Monthly Archives: April 2011

Not a Libyan URL Shortener

I wish I had thought of this first. Dammit. Gadaf.fi is a new Finnish-registered URL shortener designed to compete with shortening services like bit.ly and ow.ly. Because gadaf.fi doesn’t  live on an .ly domain, it’s not subject to Libyan law. … Continue reading

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Uh Oh: Has Obama Lost the Critical Carny Vote?

Workers in the sideshow and carnival industry were appalled by President Obama’s callous and insensitive remarks Wednesday. Addressing the birth certificate issue, Obama said: We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows … Continue reading

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Old Hippies Never Die. They Just Get Chlamydia

It seems that geezers are ahead of the curve for increased rates of syphilis and chlamydia. From the LA Times: In the five years from 2005 to 2009, the number of reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among those 55 and … Continue reading

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English Plumber Gets Kate & William Tattoos … On. His. Teeth.

Six hours in the dentist’s chair to have portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton tattooed on your front teeth: £1,000. Getting mocked by bloggers for your stalkeresque obsession with the royal couple: priceless. Small World reports: The temporary artwork … Continue reading

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Your Right to Get Off in the Library Ends Where My Right to a Sperm-Free Keyboard Begins

When I was a librarian, we spent an absurd amount of time dealing with the “sticky keyboard problem,” not to mention the human emitters of said stickiness and the terabytes of digital stickiness they left behind. We ordered Purell in … Continue reading

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It’s Official: I Cannot In Good Conscience Attend The Royal Wedding

I would object to this and would not be able to forever hold my peace. Which would be super awkward and all during the ceremony, especially as I am a mere commoner: Prince William ‘bans beer from royal wedding’ Prince … Continue reading

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