Friday, June 27, 2008

Pet Stuff Free

A lot of pet food companies offer free samples:

Make your own Pet Food - this can be very frugal!:

Other free pet stuff:

Obama Caused Y2K, say rumors!

Was Barack Obama responsible for the Year 2000 Crisis (commonly known as Y2K)?

This is the subject of a growing groundswell of rumor, according to reports, amid a flurry of silence from his campaign about Obama's role in Y2K.

"I was shocked to discover that Obama's role in Y2K has not been publicized," said noted historical rewriter Karl Rove. "It is rumored that, while serving in the Illinois Senate, Obama passed a bill to reprogram computers to fail at midnight December 31, 1999. The American people need to know more about Obama's role in Y2K, if there was any."

Reports have long wondered how the Y2K crisis, and Obama's role in it, could have seemed so important in 1999, yet be nearly forgotten today. "Is this an example of media bias in favor of Obama?" asked Fox White House spokesman Tony Snow. "Are Rupert Murdoch and his Wall Street Journal too afraid to print the truth about Obama's role in Y2K? As an unbiased reporter, I'm only asking a question ... a question about Obama and and his role in Y2K."

Republican rival John Sidney McCain III declined to comment directly.

"Would it be responsible to repeat the story that Obama caused Y2K? That's for the American people people to decide. Simply repeating that Obama had a role in Y2K may make it seem that he did have a role in Y2K. But what else do we need to know, about Barack Obama and Y2K?"

In what commentators may feel is the most telling indicator of Obama's role (if any) in Y2K, Obama has so far declined to comment on his role in Y2K.
(more of my spoofs here)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Egil Krogh's Lessons Learned

Nixon pushed the limits of executive power based on claims of national security and executive privilege, and what did we learn?

Attorney Egil "Bud" Krogh, the first guy to go to jail for helping Nixon, explains: "I felt I was doing the right thing, and I was wrong. So you take responsibility. If there's punishment involved, you do that as honorably as you can."

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Costco Free Samples

While Costco is well known for having tasty free samples throughout its store, its web site also offers different free samples from time to time.

Simply go to and enter "sample" in the search box. See what you get!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


The best thing to do with internet trolls is to ignore them.

In fact, that's the only thing to do with them. They just waste your time.

But it can be emotionally hard to do so, if someone's sucked you into a series of conversations and, over time, has proven to be uninterested in reasoned discussion. Believe me, I get caught like everyone else and it's hard to let go.

To make it easier for me to let go and move on to productive discussions, I wrote the following shutoff notice; you may feel free to copy and use!

Dear Mr. Troll:

This is your FINAL SHUTOFF NOTICE. You have overdrawn your account of goodwill.

It is patently obvious that you are interested only in arguing, not in discussing reasonably. You have been given many opportunities to reform, but it has proven a waste of resources to respond to anything you post.

Thank you for your attention to this. I won't be responding, because life is too short to give any to trolls.



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Periodic Table of the Criminal Elements

Enjoy this hilarious yet scientifical classification of contemporary political elements

(click on picture to expand)

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Gardener's Guide to Global Warming

The National Wildlife Federation offers a free Gardening Guide, plus a lot of other information for easy green gardening.

Save money AND save the earth - what's not to like?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tim Russert - Just Another Tool

The haze of praise around Tim Russert's career obscures one basic truth: while he may have been a nice guy who loved his kids and died too soon, he failed time and again to ask basic questions:

  • How many times did you use cocaine, Mr. Bush?
  • Have you ever been arrested, Mr. Bush?
  • Why did you choose, as Vice President, the man who headed your Vice-Presidential search committee?
  • Why won't you let the Blix inspections finish before invading Iraq?
  • Was finishing "My Pet Goat" really more important than standing up and defending America on 9/11?

Nice guy. Just another corporate media hack.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Evolve Fish

The EvolveFish Store* - this looks like a fun place to shop! (I don't get a kickback, just amusement):