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YouTube Clickbait

economics / education / politics

YouTube hates YouTube content creators.

Long video, but explains the problem and possible ways to make sure you’re not helping kill YouTube.

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The Bizarre History Of McDonalds Characters

economics / technology

McDonald’s characters are evil:

There’s other characters. Evil characters.

They should’ve done more. Now I’m gonna have to look up their stories on the internets all by myself.

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I’m Back, Losers!

economics / education / environment / judiciary / politics / religion / security / technology

Sort of.

Maybe.

For a while.

We’ll see if I like it or not. My life has had some twists and turns lately, and maybe I need a release. Or a drink.

Yeah, probably a drink.

Or 11.

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I blame YouTube (Country Hip-Hop Edition)

economics / education / environment / technology

Well, this here be my life. I hate my life.

I hate YouTube.

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Ponying the post office

economics / education / environment / politics / security

This would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.

“U.P.S. and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.”

This, coming from the greatest orator of out time. He’s trying to show how private insurance companies are doing such a terrible job by showing how terrible every government industry does in comparison to government–run services.

You know what would be awesome? If FexEx got to deliver this package I’ve been waiting on for five days. Oh wait, they are. They just have to give it back to the USPS so that they can deliver it. FedEx makes a ton of money by delivering things for the US government because of how inefficient the government runs the post office.

We are so in for it with this thing.

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I feel safer now

economics / education

It’s amazing we still all have any money at all.

My idea for First National of Sanka is looking better every day.

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Bailout. All I have on the Bailout.

economics / politics

Not much, actually.

This does beg the question, though: which bank is the safest right now? The Bank of Folgers (what with the all–aluminum security features, impervious to squirrels) or First National of Maxwell House (what with the weatherproof security that only plastic can provide). Call me old–fashioned, but I think I’m going with Chock Full o’ Nuts.

“Chock Full of Nuts”? They should call it “Chock Full o’My Investment Portfolio”!

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Millen, Fired

economics / technology

FireMillen.com Members and Staff Rejoice over the Firing of Detroit Lions’ President Matt Millen

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September 24, 2008 (Detroit, MI) – After 83 losses, countless blown draft picks, and having the Detroit Lions become the laughing stock of the NFL during the last eight years, Detroit Lion’s owner William Clay Ford finally fired President and General Manager Matt Millen.
“Matt Millen should have been fired three years ago after mismanaging the team for his first five years,” says FireMillen.com founder Michael McCune. “At the same time, FireMillen.com members and staff are ecstatic about the decision to finally get rid of the worst general manager in professional sports history.”
Millen’s mismanagement of the team has gotten to the Lions off to another dismal 0-3 start in 2008. Under Millen’s tenure, he has hired three head coaches, even more assistants and coordinators, and signed and drafted new players each year. Even with all of those changes, the Lions are a league worst 31-82. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the mid 1980’s had a worse record in modern NFL History. In Millen’s tenure, the defense has been one of the worst in the league and the offense has only been ranked in the top half of the league once (2007).
“Poor drafting is just the start of Millen’s failure” said McCune. “He has overpaid free agents that have been backups on other teams and continued to keep players that have not delivered in the past. His mistakes continue to cost this team which has over $15 Million in salary cap space dedicated to players who are no longer on this team.”
While FireMillen.com is no longer needed to promote the firing of Matt Millen, the site will remain up, under a new yet –to-be-determined name, to follow the search process for a new general manager and future seasons.
“We hope that the Lions take this opportunity to execute an exhaustive search for a qualified general manager who can build a team of which Detroit Lions’ fans can be proud” McCune continued.
FireMillen.com has always been proud to in keeping its arguments fact based. McCune said “I have no personal problems with Matt Millen. From what I have read, Matt Millen is a nice man and was a great football player. He just was an extremely bad general manager.”
FireMillen.com is not affiliated with the Detroit Lions or the National Football Association. The site was started in 2005 in an effort to get Matt Millen fired. The site has received over a million “hits” since it started and has a dedicated group of readers and forum contributors. For further information or comment, please contact Mike McCune at mmccune@hotmail.com.

Even more: Celebrating the End Of The Millen-ium

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Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck

economics / environment

Gabrielle Anwar
Glenn Beck can say he interviewed her back when. This is back from June, shilling like good little stooges discussing their talking points from their overlords in Big Oil™ sound energy policies.
And yes, like anything involving Alaska, they talk about Drilling ANWR:

Somehow, the wanton murder of thousands of moose didn’t get in the interview. You know why that is. BIAS. This interview reeks of the filth of moose hunting advocates.
Just once — once — I would love to see her pressed on this issue. But know, softball question after softball. Moose lovers demand answers! US out of Alaska! Now!

Meanwhile, back in character…

Like the question about the VeeP? I remember the whole vetting process, and summarily dismisser her because — because there wasn’t anything I could find that I hated about her. She was perfect, thus unelectable.
I’m glad I was wrong.

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More Palin vs. Obama

economics / politics / security

If this doesn’t prove Team Obama is scared, look at this: the comparison of Obama as presidential candidate versus the former job of the VeeP candidate. That’s right, the latest great move by the Obama camp is to ignore her current job and try and make his current job sound important:

COOPER: And, Senator Obama, my final question — your — some of your Republican critics have said you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this. They in fact have said that Governor Palin has more executive experience, as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state of Alaska. What’s your response?
OBAMA: Well, you know, my understanding is, is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We have got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month.
So, I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years. And, certainly, in terms of the legislation that I passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina of how we handle emergency management, the fact that many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place as we speak, I think, indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.

Uh, she’s the Governor of Alaska. With a multi–billion dollar budget and tanks and helicopters and stuff. In a non–contiguous state less than an hour away from Russia, not one of our best buddies in the world.
And, again, she isn’t running for the presidency. John McCain is. It’s just amazing to see the comparisons of two people who are should be incomparable.
[Via Ed, from whom all stories flow]

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