If Only!!!
Posted on December 21st, 2009 at 12:45 pm by Steve

Facebook ads are really weird sometimes:

“Just Say Noel!”
Posted on December 14th, 2009 at 5:26 pm by Steve

It’s that time of year once again. Posting Nina Paley’s excellent sticker (h/t to lulutsg!) sent me scurrying to the far corners of the web, and I found this little Christmas tidbit courtesy of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities:

in 1659, a law was passed by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony requiring a five-shilling fine from anyone caught “observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way.” Christmas Day was deemed by the Puritans to be a time of seasonal excess with no Biblical authority. The law was repealed in 1681 along with several other laws, under pressure from the government in London. It was not until 1856 that Christmas Day became a state holiday in Massachusetts. For two centuries preceding that date, the observance of Christmas — or lack thereof — represented a cultural tug of war between Puritan ideals and British tradition.

The law makes for strange bedfellows. In this case… I expect I’ll be waking up next to the younger Reverend Mather. And, perhaps, I’ll finally learn why they called him “Increase!”

Produce! Produce! Produce!
Posted on November 13th, 2009 at 12:04 am by Steve

No, that’s not a green grocer chanting… that’s friend of the blog MK, in an earlier incarnation as high school TV production teacher. This photo’s for him:

(For the record, that’s a billboard takeover in the UK by mob ster.)

Yeah, I saw it on The Daily What. Didn’t you?

A Coffee Shop Calculated to Drive You Crazy
Posted on November 9th, 2009 at 9:48 pm by Steve

“Expresso, Excetera!”

Boston TV Circa 1979
Posted on October 1st, 2009 at 12:45 pm by Steve

Testing 1 2 3

Burned into my brain forever:

  • “It’ll be fun to find out!”
  • “My name is Karen… My name is Karen
  • “I can walk like a pengiun!”
  • Mad Men, Mass-hole Style
    Posted on September 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm by Steve

    MA Men from Joey McIntyre

    (language and content NSFW)

    Spot the Spam!
    Posted on August 11th, 2009 at 5:40 pm by Steve

    Silencing Google Ads
    Posted on August 3rd, 2009 at 5:23 pm by dr.hoo

    “Joester5” shares his method of eliminating Google’s sidebar ads in your emails. Just include a few “catastrophic” words like “9/11” or “suicide” and the ad space will remain blank.

    Of course I am already blocking all Gmail ads (at least in Firefox) using WebMail Ad Blocker, but this method allows you to explore your darker side.

    via BoingBoing

      Next Entries »