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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Art/Joy/Beauty/Thrill Blitzkreig

As we laid our heads upon our pillows last night, long past bedtime, the still, quiet air seemed like a blank slate. Unfamiliar feelings of hope , optimism --sheesh, fucking patriotism , of all things--swelled and crested, and our eyes moistened, over and over and over.

We woke to find that it had not been a dream.

The chilly drizzle outside was balanced by our mornin...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Gadget Dump

Gift Guide, drops on November 26th, and you, O Shopper, can look forward to reading all about the cream of the high-tech cream. (in addition to the cream of books, music, sporting goods, kitchen items, etc...)

Here's a preview roundup of some of the wildest gadgety cluttering the blogosphere. Much of this is still in the realm of prototype or commercial-only applications, but gi...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Disturbing Playthings

And the Japanese once again corner the market on novelty . Insert your probe of choice into the plastic orifice and watch a digital silhouette bat at what appears to be a panda on a yo-yo . Entertainment value aside, let it suffice to say that I would feel somewhat uncomfortable ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Palin's Airspase

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As Obama's lead looks more and more solid, expressing righteous indignation over McCain's VP choice feels kind of like beating a dead horse . And yet as a comedic goldmine , I sense great depths yet unplumbed .

Like this video. I w...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Shame! Obama Campaign Foiled By Lazy Willamette Week Web Editor

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE FUTURE! On Friday, Nov. 7, CNNBC revealed that the McCain/Palin ticket triumphed thanks to the single goddamn uncast vote of WW's very own web editor, Ian Gillingham , as seen in the video below:

What's really going on? I...   More
Friday, October 24, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Trick or Treat or Whoops I Shot You

Shot in the act . A Michigan boy was gleefully toilet-papering what he mistook to be an empty house , when the homeowner emerged and    More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: Annoying Dictators Bitch-Slapped by Falling Gas Prices

The US economy continues to tank , but three dollar gas softened the blow this weekend....   More
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by Tony Piff

UPDATED WITH ZOMBIE WALK: Synchronized Thrillin' Across the Globe!

UPDATE! Forget Vampire Weekend—looks like we have Zombie Weekend coming up. After you nail your undead Thriller moves on Saturday (see original post below), draaag your feet down to Pioneer Courthouse Square on Sunday to reprise the role for the Portland Zombie Walk .
Monday, October 20, 2008 by Tony Piff

Nobody Works Anymore: This is Why You Beat Your Kids

Earlier in the month, there was this story about a precocious seven-year-old who broke into an Australian zoo and systematically fed nine caged animals to a sa...   More
Friday, October 17, 2008 by Tony Piff
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