Month: August 2013

Evil is the New Pink

So, I know more than a few Disney fans. And we’re using “fan” in the “fanatic” sense from which it’s born, and not in that casual “I’m a fan” way people use when they mean “yeah, I like that thing.” No, they love them some Disney. Which I certainly enjoy, myself, but not so much …

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The Real Estate of Sin

You know, you never think they’re going to show up in your community. Or live nearby, driving down the property values with their sad, pathetic life choices. But there they are, just down the road at Venice–Busybodies: A condo association in Florida has found a way to keep out those pesky homosexuals and people shacking …

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Terms à la carte

I wound up having to agree to yet another Terms of Service for something I’ve already agreed to previously, because the bloody things change every five minutes. Fears of the South Park CentiPad notwithstanding, I still tend to skim the things, especially since the options are binary. Either you agree to the ToS, or you …

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Typos as Entertainment

Take, for example, the menu item I recently encountered: Fish Taco’s (3). Or is it a typo? Maybe it’s a secret, alternate marketing campaign. I’m imagining another of SyFy’s B movie, myself. Ryan Gosling (it’s my pretend movie. I get to pick the eye candy) is Fish Taco, an aimless, young, fast food worker still …

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Healthy Synergy

For the longest time, getting pieces for McDonald’s Monopoly promotion was relatively straightforward. There followed the collecting of tiny pieces of glossy paper that inevitably wound up re-appearing in every nook and cranny of home and automobile for months after, of course. But if managing the pieces was a gigantic pain in the ass, at …

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