Monthly Archives: August 2013

broadcast television advertisements

I like to watch a digital sub-channel of my local ABC station which perpetually runs films from the 70s and 80s, presumably because they are cheap to license or copyrights have run out.

The films are fine, more tolerable than modern programs, but the advertising is awful. I decided to catalog all of the advertisements I see while I watch a movie this afternoon:

  1. Death of Osama bin Laden commemorative coin
  2. Alex Trebek’s guaranteed-acceptance life insurance for sick people 50-85 with no physical exam
  3. Incontinence supplies billed to Medicaid and delivered discreetly
  4. An $80 girdle that reduces something called “muffin top”
  5. Cash settlements for asbestos exposure
  6. Cash settlements for men who grew breasts from Risperdal
  7. Cash settlements for those who experienced complications from robotic surgery
  8. Foreclosure protection service
  9. Pay-as-you-go cell phone plans for seniors
  10. Late-stage cancer treatment
  11. A book about preventing insect and rodent infestation in your house using products you already have
  12. Home-loan refinancing

If this is indicative of what most people need, I am disappoint.

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unusual fractal renderings by dougal

fractal from dougal

fractal from dougal

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map of the Great Lakes compared to Europe

map of the great lakes compared to europe

map of the great lakes compared to europe

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Americentrist map of the World

Mzl7m

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space is a feminist utopia

from Gog (1954)

in space, there's no such thing as a weaker sex

that's why i like it here

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race map of Milwaukee Wisconsin

9PqyC

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the lovely prose innovates the regret

This is a post that might check to see if search engines have spidered it. This sentence has no hits on Google at the time of writing. Perhaps I can search for it later.

Pootwattle’s intemperate yet persuasive attack on the relationship between the expropriation of communicative rationality and the unanalyzed arbitrariness of the specular economy can hardly be a surprise to those familiar with his work.

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moon base

Bigelow Aerospace Moon Base

$100 says this doesn’t happen in my lifetime.

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