Sunday, 16 August 2015
quote [ Butt Stuff is something everybody can really get behind. While the other parties bring up the rear, Butt Stuff 2016 is working to bring pleasure to YOU.
As of today we will immediately thrust into action and begin our campaign to fill America’s gaping hole. ]
A store, a super PAC (allegedly), a movement.
Monday, 3 August 2015
News you can Mews!
How much you gotta know it's a dang online cat newspaper.
Monday, 20 April 2015
quote [ Sometimes, doctors and hospitals have financial relationships with health care manufacturing companies. These relationships can include money for research activities, gifts, speaking fees, meals, or travel... Open Payments is the federally run program that collects the information about these financial relationships and makes it available to you. ]
Live in the USA and want to know what drug rep has been giving gifts to your physician? This page searches records of incentives given to doctors by medical companies and drug vendors.
EDIT: The information is currently only searchable up to 2013, they're working on the more recent info.
Small amounts of money for food or travel reimbursement may not taint a doctor's judgement, but transparency keeps the system in check.
Saturday, 24 January 2015
quote [ After 25 years selling quirky products like a Darth Vader toaster or a paper towel holder with USB ports, SkyMall LLC is seeking a court supervised sale of its assets, according to papers filed Thursday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix.
?We are extremely disappointed in this result and are hopeful that SkyMall and the iconic ?SkyMall? brand find a home to continue to operate,? acting Chief Executive Scott Wiley said in a statement Friday. ]
My mom called me at work to deliver the bad news. SkyMall was always there for me, not that I have ever had any interest in owning a product they've featured.
Full text of article in extended
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
quote [ So pay us money, provide an address anywhere in the world & we'll send them so much glitter in an envelope that they'll be finding that shit everywhere for weeks. We'll also include a note telling the person exactly why they're receiving this terrible gift. Hint: the glitter will be mixed in with the note thus increasing maximum spillage. ]
Australian company that will send an envelope full of glitter to your enemies for $10 guaranteeing they look like they just came from a 6 year old girl's birthday or a titty bar. Even if you dgaf the FAQ section is pretty funny.
EDIT: They're out of glitter for the immediate future.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
quote [ The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says AOV XXX Action Clips and AOV Maleflixxx may not be airing enough Canadian content or closed captioning.
The X-rated specialty channels are supposed to air 35 per cent Canadian programming over the broadcast year and 90 per cent of its content should have captioning. ]
Worksafe? Say it aint so!
tl;dr version: Canadian channels are required to have at least 35% Canadian-made content and be 90% closed-captioned for the hearing impaired, and their tv-porn channels don't measure up.
Other miscellaneous canadinews in extended.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
quote [ Pitchfork has a ?best new albums? section where we analyzed all albums in that section for 2013-2014. Specifically, we examined the score that Pitchfork gave the band?s latest album (they use a 0-10 scale) and the number of Facebook shares the review got and plotted them below. ]
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
quote [ Embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has largely vanished from the Internet amid accusations that the exchange is insolvent after a years-long theft that resulted in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Web site for the Tokyo-based exchange has been wiped clean, as has its official Twitter feed. A screen shot posted by a Reddit user indicates that trading on the exchange has been halted. ]
The smart money was on Dogecoin all along!
NYTimes article in extended