"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 23, 2010

Shop Game Network New York Times Fail

It won't end until it ends in the oil scarcity induced crash of the Spectacle:

Read the Onion version first:


Then, read the real thing:


Afterwords, scrub your brain with mouthwash, because not even the Onion couldn't spoof the self-spoofing reality of our new reality.


davidly said...

Eventually, Mr. Crowley said, he would like to work with businesses on sponsored badges. For example, Starbucks might agree to give a player who visits 10 different Starbucks locations in a week a special badge and a free coffee drink.

Oh lucky day!

Jack Crow said...

Hah hah! What great fortune - spend $50 on coffee and $10 on gas, win 12 oz of coffee drink.

Yay - capitalismus.