Monthly Archives: November, 2011


Voter InformationWould you like to play a game? Oops, please hold. I’ve got to take this.

The following organizations have all banded together in solidarity in support of a new law:

  • American Bankers Association
  • ACA International
  • Air Transport Association
  • Consumer Bankers Association
  • Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Education Finance Council
  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • Housing Policy Council
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc.Student Loan Servicing Alliance
  • Student Loan Servicing Alliance Private Loan Committee
  • The Clearing House
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wow. That’s a lot of agreement. Specifically they are all in support of something called H.R. 3035, the “Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011.” (MICA.) I know they are, because they all signed a letter saying so in regards to H.R. 3035.
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Romney Strikes Back

Image source: Wikipedia

A PolitShort Quickie from the Abyss…

You remember Mitt Romney, don’t you?

Oh yeah, he’s the guy who’s first commercial of his 2012 presidential campaign went after Obama using a misleading quote taken out of context.

So, you might ask: What’s he up to these days?

According to an email sent by Gail Gitcho, his Director of Communications, he’s upset that Obama took a poke right back at him. Whaaa!

Yep. “They’re at it again,” she says. President Obama and his “Democrat allies” are running a “kill Romney campaign.” Really? Let’s not mince words or exaggerate, eh? Get the word “kill” in there.

The fact that Obama ran an anti-Romney ad 344 days before the presidential elections proves, they say, that that Obama is worried about losing to Romney.

The Romney campaign laments the “negative attacks” against Obama’s “greatest threat,” Mitt Romney.
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Termination Tuesday – Tiebreaker 2

Termination Tuesdays – Ways To Die Poll

The madness continues… with a poll that ended up a tie the first time around. Be more decisive this time, k?

The premise is simple. It’s a poll comparing two ways to die to find out which one is liked the least. Fun, eh? I guess that will be determined by the execution of this idea.

Heh! I slay me! 🙂

We’ll do it bracketology style. If I can think of 64 worthy entrants, each weekly poll will eliminate one contender. Eventually we’ll be left with only the final four and then we can have some sudden death playoffs.

Yeah, that’ll be fun! Come on and play along. After all, it won’t kill you now, will it?

In our first tiebreaker round, Hypothermia iced Hunticide, my personal choice. Failure to define the term was a deal killer. Oh well, the voters have spoken and it is what it is.

This is tiebreaker round 2 of 2. Let’s see some lively voting. If you don’t like either candidate then just choose the lesser of two evils. It works for the Unites States so it should work here, too!

Bracketology is getting close! I can feel it. I might stop trying to fit my fingers into electrical sockets so I can see how this ends. Or not.

Top 10 things to do during a Twitter outage

What? I can't hear you! Something about fail and a whale?

Have you prepared your Twitter Disaster Response Kit yet? Hint: When Twitter is down, that might be a good time to think about it. Suddenly you’re going to have plenty of free time. Not that you’ll be able to microblog the experience.

Okay, first things first. Twitter is down. Maybe you get the legendary “fail whale.” Maybe it just sits there and just sits*. (Trust me. It’s not thinking.) Maybe the little circular “wait” icon keeps spinning and spinning to let you know it’s doing something. I tried to out-wait the icon but gave up after a quarter hour, thus burning any shot I ever had at my 15-minutes of fame.

If you merely get a blank screen, try to refrain from punching your monitor. That won’t help anyone.

Twitter is down. The first thing to remember is: Stay the fuck calm!!!!!! Do not bludgeon the heads of passerby unless absolutely necessary.
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The calculus of NaNoWriMo

The Romans had their Coliseum. The sick bastards over at The Office of Letters and Light have a little something known as NaNoWriMo.

That stands for National Novel Writing Month.

Letters and Light? Are you kidding me? Euphemism much???

So yeah, obviously they get off on pain and humiliation. It’s a two-pronged approach. How does it work? A little something like this.
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Sunday morning photography

I have two photos to share with you today.

First, I spent some time with my baby in a thrift store on Saturday. It wasn’t any kind of frickin’ day. No “Buy This Day” or “Stay Home Today” or “Cyber Your Shop” or “Spend Money to be a Good American” day. We went because we freakin’ felt like it.
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The difference between devices and computers

They say that the “computer” is passe.

They say that the thing we grew up with, a monitor, keyboard, mouse and CPU is old and busted.

They say it will give way to a next generation of handheld devices.

They can kiss my ass.
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