Category Archives: Irony

My favorite of the big four.

Oh, Charlotte

“Charlotte,” a silly stock (?) image from the Illinois ethics test Continue reading

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Ah, Windows

“An unexpected error has occurred.” Yay… Continue reading

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Thanks for the tip

I recently made an Expedia account. One hiccup: Um… so, make it match the drivers license… as long as it’s 2-25 characters! In that case, tough tiddlywinks, I guess.

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Hats in hand

A very nice lede from Joshua-Michéle Ross. “Shibboleth” is too strong; change that word and this is nearly perfect. Hat in hand the U.S. Auto Industry lined up for their slice of government aid and it appears as of this … Continue reading

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YA stupid email disclaimer

From TIAA-CREF: This message, including any attachments, contains confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose, and is protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all … Continue reading

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CONFIDENTIAL!!!!!!1

What gives with the proliferation of email confidentiality notices? This email is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. If the reader of … Continue reading

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Laziness^3590243097

Erin just pointed this out to me: those “too busy” to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches need not worry; Big Food has got it covered.

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Birkerts

Shirky: “Almost indescribably self-involved.” Continue reading

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Ethical bidness

Attention multinational corporations: when your chief ethics officer has to take the fifth when asked to testify about boardroom malfeasance at your company, it might be time to look for a new ethics officer. In other ethical news, an Illinois … Continue reading

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No more Miró

Joan Miró’s family (or at least ARS) overreacts Continue reading

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