I’m serious. Go fuck yourself.
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Walking Rufus to Starbucks, not ten minutes ago, this exchange happened:
Stranger Lady: “Looks like you have a nice friend there, huh?”
Me: “Yeah, he’s a good one.”
Stranger Lady: “My dog died.”
Tuk Tuk is my favorite cheap Thai restaurant on the Westside. But I don’t understand why their website has such a moody, ambient techno soundtrack.
I just saw an old Russian woman walking down Little Santa Monica with her flip-top cell phone flipped open and tied to her shoulder with a nylon luggage strap. It was on walkie-talkie mode.
Why do so many self-decidedly “innovative” advertising companies have names that make them incredibly difficult to find on the Google?
I’ll give you two examples:
- ACME Brand Content Company
- TAXI New York
Do you have any idea how many businesses are called “ACME” something-or-other? Only eleventy billion or so. And do you know what comes up when you enter “TAXI New York” into Google? Take a wild guess.
If you’re going to make the case that you can help your clients stand out in a crowded Internet advertising field, you might start by picking a name that stands out in a list of search engine query results. Just sayin’.
Wired just got hold of new Abu Ghraib photos. They’re NSFW. But they’re safe for banner advertising! See below for the kind of associations that sponsors really crave.
Apparently he was born on a military base in the Panama Canal Zone, which was not a U.S. territory, but rather a leasehold. The NYT will have something to say about it in the morning.
Of course, an army base is treated like U.S. soil, but I’m not sure it’s subject to the jurisdiction of civilian courts like normal U.S. territories are. If I’m right about that, then someone born on an army base doesn’t initally enjoy all the privileges of being part of the U.S. and thus the base, at best, is American soil-ish. I’d find it hard to consider a child born to a Gitmo detainee to be a natural born citizen of the United States.
At the very least, this opens the door for a court challenge to McCain’s candidacy. If McCain wins, and I were a left-wing nut job with a law degree, I’d sue before he even swore the oath of office.
Can we get through just one election without a consitutional crisis, people? I mean, really. There’s enough drama already.
I spent some time canvassing for Barack Obama in the days leading up to Super Tuesday. One night, going door-to-door in the 90212, my team was followed around by a Japanese public television film crew. They sent our precinct captain a DVD of their segment today, and included a lovely note:
From: Kaori Nagao
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:31 AM
To: Julie Weise
Subject: Re: thanks!
I think all the energetic efforts you make consist His victory and invite the wave.
I’m not making fun. I truly love the idea that my work for Obama will “invite the wave.”
BONUS: the photo below shows Kaori interviewing fellow canvasser Brandon, whose resemblance to John McEnroe is only compounded by the fact he works for the Tennis Channel.