Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Pain-in-the-ass Bot

There's a service called  ifft  that allows users to set up automated actions (e.g. email when rain is due tomorrow, message when a new free Amazon app is put up.).  I saw two funny Twitter accounts today that use this service:

Fucking Raining: "I exist to tell you when it's fucking raining in fucking London."

Potty Bot:  "I get sweary when The Archers comes on BBC Radio 4."  

A third account, which I presume is automated but which may not be, is

Stealth Mountain: "I alert twitter users that they typed sneak peak when they meant sneak peek."

Many users reply when Stealth Mountain corrects them, and the list of responses is funny, too. 

Monday, January 02, 2012

Professional Riot Service, 1965

Hilarious flyer from California, 1965, held by Rare Books and Manuscripts, Columbia University.

 Click image for larger, readable version. 
Or click here for the Columbia webpage.

I particularly like  the "90 days advance notice needed to insure spontaneity" and the "centennial discount" (this being 1965) for black v. white riots.

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