Nobody Works Anymore: Signs of the Apocalypse Edition

Was there something in the Book of Revelation along the lines of "Behold! And they shall bake their children into meats and pies and eat them whole," or am I just making that up? Either way, I think this may be a sign of the coming apocalypse : [youtube _-wj6ppCYM8] I probably shouldn't be so pessimistic. I mean, yeah, shit's kind of hitting the fan right now , but at least this ...   More
Monday, October 13, 2008 Matt Graham

Nobody Works Anymore: The Frighteners, Fox TV, and Cats Flushing Toilets

O-BOO-MA : As two really scary days draw near—election day (November 4th) and Halloween—personal campaigning takes on its usual seasonal flavor. Here are the annual celebrity stencils from Better Homes and Gardens . While the BH&G likenesses of Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart are exceptionally stylish, we can't help but feel that Hillary 's treatment is a little plain. Cartoony ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Tony Piff

Voting in Myanmar and Other Oddities

The people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) are rarely allowed to vote, unless it's in a rigged election. So I've been watching with some interest throughout the campaign season as the U.S. Embassy has urged American residents there to be full participants in the U.S. presidential race. The embassy has organized parties at the "American Club" — a posh colonial-style retreat in the Yangon suburbs ...   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Today in Election T-Shirts: The D.I.Y. Sarah Palin Project

Over at this week's WW endorsements , readers can't wait to get their hands on T-shirts bearing the Palin putdown that graces WW 's cover. But a tee produced by CafePress runs a cool $18, plus shipping. Wanna spout your politics across the front of your chest but don't wanna spend big bucks? We have just the crafty project for you! Fred Meyer on Interstate (7404 N Interstate Ave.) ...   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Byron Beck

WW Live-Blogs the Final Presidential Debate

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Calling All Election Skeptics and Geeks!

Seeking an antidote for post-election blues or for any doubts you may develop about the validity of next Tuesday's election results? Look no further: Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and the state election officials who report to him will organize a random hand-recount of county election results, starting on Wednesday Nov. 5 at 9:30 am at the Public Service Building in Salem. (Note: the release ...   More
Friday, October 31, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

It's Five Days to the Election: Do You Know Where Your Plumber Is?

In the spirit of poking the bear with a stick until you know it's dead, we present the following video of another wheel falling off the You Betcha Express: [youtube j1TT7gt5F0w] He'll be there any minute now. Also, since we're on the subject, it appears that Joe the Plumber is a direct descendant of Roy the Forklift Driver. McCain '08: Turning Yesterday's Satire into Tomorrow's Strategy! God, ...   More
Thursday, October 30, 2008 AARON MESH

Proof of the Conspiracy; or James Dobson is an Idiot

Courtesy of Slate , here's a snippet of actual lyrics from a song that some Kenyan school children are singing about Barack Obama: He is a genius/He is a hero/ He comes all the way from Africa/ To go compete in the land of the whites/ He makes us proud/ For at least he's made Africa known to the world. Finally, we've got proof that Obama is anti-American, if not the Antichrist . I can't believe ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Matt Graham

The Oregon Connection: That Obsession DVD and Its Strange Bedfellows

We're often accused of straining for a quirky local angle on a national story. But sometimes it's hard to resist, especially when all it takes is 10 minutes on Google. For example... Remember that DVD, Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, that was inserted into Sunday copies of The Oregonian, sparking protests, subscription cancellations and a wan defense from publisher Fred Stickel? ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 AARON MESH

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 with my child using the tuttuki bako in public. Japanese enthusiasm knows no bounds : [youtube 6MVNU_dmVlU] In ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Tony Piff


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