They see me peein'. They hatin'.

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The gift that keeps on giving.

BP and the Axis of Evil
BP is accused of destroying the wildlife and coastline of America, but if you look back into history you find that BP did something even worse to America. They gave the world Ayatollah Khomeini.


The Ethanol Trap

The most disgusting aspect of the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico isn't the video images of oil-soaked birds or the incessant blather from pundits about what BP or the Obama administration should be doing to stem the flow of oil. Instead, it's the ugly spectacle of the corn-ethanol scammers doing all they can to capitalize on the disaster so that they can justify an expansion of the longest-running robbery of taxpayers in U.S. history.
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Excellent source of sparkles.

ThinkGeek gets a C&D over Unicorn Meat.
We'd like to publicly apologize to the National Pork Board for the confusion over unicorn and pork -- and for their awkward extended pause on the phone after we had explained our unicorn meat doesn't actually exist. From our press release:

"It was never our intention to cause a national crisis and misguide American citizens regarding the differences between the pig and the unicorn," said Scott Kauffman, President and CEO of Geeknet. "In fact, ThinkGeek's canned unicorn meat is sparkly, a bit red, and not approved by any government entity."

Boing Boing adds:

The legal rationale in these situations is often that you can't let someone so much as whisper your trademark in vain lest it be genericized or otherwise diluted; thereby implying that the threat is empty, and just to demonstrate active defense of the mark should a 'real' case ever arise. But I'm sure someone got paid for writing that 12-page letter.

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I definitely feel that one thing missing from any traffic jam is Internet Shock Porn.

The next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching -- ad-blaring license plates.
The device would mimic a standard license plate when the vehicle is in motion but would switch to digital ads or other messages when it is stopped for more than four seconds, whether in traffic or at a red light.

In emergencies, the plates could be used to broadcast Amber Alerts or traffic information.

Oooh, the Amber Alert card! Well played, sir! Because if we can save just one child, won't it all have been worth it?

Interested advertisers would contract directly with the DMV, thus opening a new revenue stream for the state, Price said.

Jordan said he envisioned the license plates as not just another advertising venue, but as a way to display personalized messages -- broadcasting the driver's allegiance to a sports team or an alma mater, for example.

"The idea is not to turn a motorist's vehicle into a mobile billboard, but rather to create a platform for motorists to show their support for existing good working organizations," he said.

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