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Tap tap tap it's the newswire [Jun. 21st, 2006|02:37 pm]
The American Caliban
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  1. Here's how to dissuade Iraqis from suicide bomb and IED attacks: we've gone and made a television commercial urging them not to. I especially like the description of the group that funded it: I call them an independent, non-governmental group of scholars, non political people," says Plotkin. "Some may live in Iraq, some may live abroad. For a variety of different reasons—from safety concerns to wanting the focus to remain on the issue itself, they decided to remain anonymous."

  2. In other War Pigs news, the fighter jets are going to have IP addresses now.

  3. NEOLOGISM ALERT: "Bro Job."

  4. Here's a bright idea. If you're painting lots of things, capture the fumes and use them for power.

  5. Headline of the day! NUDE WORM TEMPTS WORLD CUP FANS

  6. Sure, it's an oppressive technology that'l be used to disrupt free expression, but I still want a Ghostbusters-style slimer for Christmas.

  7. SMS isn't just for teen hookups. It's for desperate cries for help sent to aid organizations, too.

  8. There's a good summary of the net neutrality problem from Joan Blades via an interview on Feministing.

  9. Congresscritters here are trying variations on the captcha to keep bots and other automation from emailing them, with predictably comic effect.

  10. You may insert your own "Dude, you're..." punchline to this exploding Dell laptop story and photo.

  11. Wouldn't it be a larf if we overfished so much that we ran out of fish oil and all got real stupid? Alarmist, I know, but...

  12. Now the Sheriffs Dept is in on the action using tiny drone airplanes to spy on us. Extra points for the name of the company making them: "Octatron".

  13. Typos can be embarrassing or confusing. At times they can also result in massive litigation!

  14. Louisiana is still trying to find a way to get money from nutria somehow even though no one wants to eat them, make coats out of them, or even really meet one.

  15. You know that guy who volunteers a lot, runs for local office a lot, thinks pretty highly of himself, is always not only a vet but a Special Forces combat vet? Turns out he's a multiple murderer instead. (Reg. required, use bugmenot etc.)

[User Picture]From: thesadtomato
2006-06-21 11:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Nutria

"Keeping wildlife, um, an amphibious rodent, for uh . . . domestic, you know . . . within the city . . . That ain't legal either."
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From: besskeloid
2006-06-22 08:03 pm (UTC)
"Bro job."

Giving het.


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[User Picture]From: substitute
2006-06-22 08:08 pm (UTC)
I immediately flashed back to Why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my cock? from The Onion.
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[User Picture]From: gcrumb
2006-06-23 06:36 am (UTC)

Re: 2

abu-hassan@hideout.iq:~$ ping f16
PING f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=925 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=843 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=701 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=576 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=502 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=377 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=211 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=89 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=12 ms
64 bytes from f16.af.mil (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.33 ms
(^*%&*$^&$&^$*&%*&_)&((+_)+()#$@#NO CARRIER
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