Month: September 2009

  • Americans on Tailored Advertising: DO NOT WANT

    I’m delighted to announce the results of our first national telephonic survey of US internet-using adults on consumer privacy! The Times has coverage and the full report (Americans Reject Tailored Advertising and Three Activities that Enable It is available here. Here’s a summary: This nationally representative telephone (wireline and cell phone) survey explores Americans’ opinions…

  • “…A Fifth Column of Insanity…”

    Here’s a fun article by the Chronicle’s Mark Morford on how to talk with complete idiots. You ignore them, in Denialism blog fashion. Morford points to this youtube video, which is divine:

  • Reclaiming “Freedom”

    Thomas Frank’s weekly column in the Journal is one of the few tolerable pieces in the paper’s opinion section. This week, Frank writes, sensibly, in my opinion, that the left needs to recapture “freedom.” There are few things in politics more annoying than the right’s utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word…

  • Mass Delusion

    Update: looks like the picture expired from Tumblr. It was a picture of a teabagger in Washington DC holding a sign that said “We Are John Galt,” which is pretty much retarded.

  • Look at This F*ing Teabagger UPDATED

    Update: LaTFT!!1! Maybe the teabaggers just need ridicule, Morans-style, says Gawker: “Check out that fucking teabagger,” writes in tipster Stefan, referencing “Look At This Fucking Hipster,” the blog chronicling hipsters looking ridiculous. Unfortunately, while hipsters have to be sought out within the pseudo-bohemian enclaves of their respective parishes, people who can’t have any kind of…