November 22, 2008

Please do it

A new behavior campaign from Tokyo Metro

see the rest HERE

Things I learned about Pirate bay users

This week i was innocently cruising the top 100 downloads of the pirate bay audio book page. This journey offered a very honest and hilarious peek into the mind of the typical pirate bay-er.

#5 - worlds greatest marketer reveals his secrets
#10 - getting things done fast - the audio book
#13 - hypnotherapy - supreme self confidence
#19 - ultimate secrets of total self confidence
#26 - interviews with dating gurus (58 interviews)
#28 - accelerated learning techniques
#31 - self hypnosis - improving memory
#32 - brain sync super pack (meditation, super learning, attract love)
#51 - how to read a person like a book - audio book mp3 format
#66 - the laws of success in sixteen lessons
#68 - erotic audio stories (over 30 hours)
#80 - 10 stupid things couples do to mess up their relationships
#83 - hypnosis super pack - 1 Gig of hypnotic led sessions
#88 - cocky comedy and other conversation skills
#95 - breakaway - by kelly clarkson

*my personal favorite for all the obvious reasons

Note to self; things to invent vol. 1

a firefox add-on to replace anything kanye west related in my browser with a picture of fresh lasagna, or a sound bite of 2 or more cats instigating a fight, either way.

November 1, 2008

Mad Dog Palin (state of affairs)

excerpts from "Mad Dog Palin"
-by Matt Taibbi

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power.

Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she's the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV -and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.

(...) The great insight of the Palin VP choice is that huge chunks of American voters no longer even demand that their candidates actually have policy positions; they simply consume them as media entertainment, rooting for or against them according to the reflexive prejudices of their demographic, as they would for reality-show contestants or sitcom characters.

So, sure, Barack Obama might be every bit as much a slick piece of imageering as Sarah Palin. The difference is in what the image represents. The Obama image represents tolerance, intelligence, education, patience with the notion of compromise and negotiation, and a willingness to stare ugly facts right in the face, all qualities we're actually going to need in government if we're going to get out of this huge mess we're in.

Here's what Sarah Palin represents: being a fat fucking pig who pins "Country First" buttons on his man titties and chants "U-S-A! U-S-A!" at the top of his lungs while his kids live off credit cards and Saudis buy up all the mortgages in Kansas.

The truly disgusting thing about Sarah Palin isn't that she's totally unqualified, or a religious zealot, or married to a secessionist, or unable to educate her own daughter about sex, or a fake conservative who raised taxes and horked up earmark millions every chance she got. No, the most disgusting thing about her is what she says about us: that you can ram us in the ass for eight solid years, and we'll not only thank you for your trouble, we'll sign you up for eight more years, if only you promise to stroke us in the right spot for a few hours around election time.