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Bookmarklet generator

Bookmarklets (or favelets) are bookmarks that use Javascript to do something more than simply opening a static page. They’re particularly handy if you regularly search the same websites: rather than opening the website in question, clicking in a search box, entering a term and clicking another button you can simply click a button on your […]

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Democracy in action

Countryaboveself.com may well have become my new favourite website. Partly because it proves that Poe’s Law holds for extreme political opinions as well as extreme religious ones (is it real, or a joke set up by some Wonkette readers with a lot of spare time?), partly because its readers apparently consider Alberto (“I don’t recall“) […]

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Things advertised on right-wing US talk radio

Yes, I’m still obsessed with internet radio. Anyhow, an incomplete list but representative sample: A school that trains postmen/women on how to avoid dog bites Enlarged prostate therapy courses (over 3,000 performed, no less) Diamond gusset jeans (website, includes godawful jingle) A treatment for itchy eyeballs (finally!) A car – with a full tank of […]

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Good intentions

Currently reading this. It’s an interesting idea and engagingly written, with the possible exception of one chapter in which the author suffers from a minor bout of Gonzo and attempts to stop the crucifiction from taking place in a passion play. In any case, a later chapter mentions this review (currently offline at TNR’s site, […]

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Stalin vs Martians

One of the joys of technology journalism is the Games Press digest, an email listing the week’s press releases about a number of in-development video games, most of which I’ve never heard of. A few weeks back, though, one name jumped out: Stalin vs Martians. It’s hard to think of a title more bizarre or […]

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