I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s certainly funny. iTunes was having a little trouble today, but you know it was artfully designed trouble:
Pay for play
I happened to be browsing a site, reading about an ironically expensive fountain pen, where an ad for Major League Soccer in Portland appeared, and was struck by the amusing and unfortunate illusion in the graphic that causes the S in MLS to appear as a dollar sign. The good news is that it’s only… Continue reading Pay for play
Phishing goes local
In a post to TESC Crier, there’s a note about a phishing scam that targets Washington State Employee Credit Union members: Two new email Phishing scams are targeting WSECU members.Â The email appears to come from WSECU. In fact, it comes from an fraudulent source shown as ([email protected]) The two e-mail subject lines are: Enroll… Continue reading Phishing goes local
Welcome to a taste of post-abundance
The PSE outage line reports 700,000 estimated without power in their service area, and days if not a week to restore power to everyone. … but, you know, at least that power generator you bought for Y2K is useful now … as long as your gas supply holds out. Get your syphon ready to pull… Continue reading Welcome to a taste of post-abundance
“The sword of Damocles is hangin’ over my head …”
Be careful what you wish for, the consequences may be more than you expected: “Isn’t that what you wanted all along – freedom of religion? That freedom means all religions – even ones you don’t happen to like.” [via] In this article, an elementary school is forced to open up a system by which kids… Continue reading “The sword of Damocles is hangin’ over my head …”
Who’s the smart egg that thought of this one?
Maybe it’s just me, but is handing out free eggs by the dozen such a good idea when there’s a protest about reproductive women’s rights going on? Thiftway, buddy, pal, that’s a bit like rudely refusing to offer candy on Halloween and, instead, handing out free rolls of toilet paper. You know, every chicken egg… Continue reading Who’s the smart egg that thought of this one?
Rube Goldberg’s criminal sparrow
Via USATODAY.com – Prosecution sought in death of domino-toppling sparrow: AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) â€” The Dutch animal protection agency demanded prosecution Tuesday for the shooting of a sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes during an attempt to set a world record. The ill-fated bird flew into an exposition center Monday in the northern city of… Continue reading Rube Goldberg’s criminal sparrow
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