Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tim Profitt, the Rand Paul campaign volunteer who stomped a female protester


"I don't think it's that big of a deal. I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you."

-- Tim Profitt, the Rand Paul campaign volunteer who stomped a female protester at a Senate debate in Kentucky Monday, speaking to WKYT radio

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I spread your idea because... #20

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I spread your idea because...

Ideas spread when people to choose to spread them. Here are some reasons why:

  1. I spread your idea because it makes me feel generous.
  2. ...because I feel smart alerting others to what I discovered.
  3. ...because I care about the outcome and want you (the creator of the idea) to succeed.
  4. ...because I have no choice. Every time I use your product, I spread the idea (Hotmail, iPad, a tattoo).
  5. ...because there's a financial benefit directly to me (Amazon affiliates, mlm).
  6. ...because it's funny and laughing alone is no fun.
  7. ...because I'm lonely and sharing an idea solves that problem, at least for a while.
  8. ...because I'm angry and I want to enlist others in my outrage (or in shutting you down).
  9. ...because both my friend and I will benefit if I share the idea (Groupon).
  10. ...because you asked me to, and it's hard to say no to you.
  11. ...because I can use the idea to introduce people to one another, and making a match is both fun in the short run and community-building.
  12. ...because your service works better if all my friends use it (email, Facebook).
  13. ...because if everyone knew this idea, I'd be happier.
  14. ...because your idea says something that I have trouble saying directly (AA, a blog post, a book).
  15. ...because I care about someone and this idea will make them happier or healthier.
  16. ...because it's fun to make another teen snicker about prurient stuff we're not supposed to see.
  17. ...because the tribe needs to know about this if we're going to avoid an external threat.
  18. ...because the tribe needs to know about this if we're going to maintain internal order.
  19. ...because it's my job.
  20. I spread your idea because I'm in awe of your art and the only way I can repay you is to share that art with others.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Alien Abduction Lamp By Lasse Klein

Alien Abduction Lamp By Lasse Klein

The Alien Abduction Lamp, a desk lamp in the form of a UFO that beams up a cow, is a wonderful product from designer Lasse Klein. A limited edition, the lamp features an UFO in solid cast metal with glow-in-the-dark aliens, the antenna functions as the on off switch, and it also has a third position for pulsing light and of course, the poor abducted cow.

Alien Abduction Lamp By Lasse Klein

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Female MoveOn.org member attacked by Rand Paul supporters

By Matt DeLong

This post was updated at 6:28 a.m.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that a female MoveOn.org supporter was attacked by backers of Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul on Monday when she attempted to approach Paul outside his final debate with Democrat Jack Conway in Lexington.


Female MoveOn.org member attacked by Rand Paul supporters

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my...

'Rocky and Bullwinkle' creator Alex Anderson has died

Alex Anderson, the cartoonist who created the famously pun-loving 1960s cartoon characters Rocket “Rocky” J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose, has died. He was 90 and died Oct. 22 in Carmel, Calif. He had Alzheimer’s disease.

Many people, included me, have long thought that Jay Ward was responsible for the creation of Rocky and Bullwinkle, whose media-savvy adventures made them

 a cult favorite for generations of kids who felt cooler for watching their show. But it was Anderson who created the clever squirrel and his dim-bulb moose pal; Ward was Anderson’s business partner early on, a strong influence on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and did much to keep the show’s memory alive. Still, Anderson had to sue Ward’s heirs in the 1990s to regain full credit as creator of the characters.

Rocky and Bullwinkle first appeared on TV in 1959, and their escapades matching wits with their Russian enemies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale were undisguised critiques of cold-war tension. William Conrad, later famous for starring in the TV series Cannon, did the voiceover narration. The show was constructed like an old movie cliffhanger, with breathless plugs to tune in for the next installment, which would have titles such as “Avalanche Is Better Than None, or Snow’s Your Old Man.”

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Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg

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Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at Kerouac’s grave, Lowell, MA - 1975
(photo by Ken Regan)

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Restore Sanity

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Restore Sanity / Keep Fear Alive


The dueling rallies have merged into one. (Comedy Central)

Stewart will be in Washington next week to do episodes of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Obama is a scheduled guest for Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The President has already endorsed the rally -- kinda. At a roundtable discussion last month, Obama told residents of RIchmond, Va., he was "amused" by the idea of Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity (which has since been merged with Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive), adding that it was "really important" for people who expect common sense and courtesy in their daily interactions to have a rally where their voices can be heard, as the AP reported at the time.


The Washington Post

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