Sunday May 27, 2007
In a story complete with an imaginary naked man riding a moped, a child pornographer, and a police officer threatening a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer at gunpoint, I can only leave it up to our newest correspondent, William N. Grigg, to uncover the truth.
The awful truth
Friday June 16, 2006
Most of you probably know about Snapple’s “Real Facts”. On the bottom of each bottle cap, is printed a “Real Fact”. Each “Real Fact” is a one-liner piece of information about a random topic. For example:
#92 Fish can drown
Here is an almost comprehensive list of all the Snapple “Real Facts”. Many of these facts sound almost too too good to be true. The rest are too good to be true.
Verdad, Half of Snapple’s “Real Facts” are blatant lies. Snapple reveals this on the infamous “Real Fact 0” cap (which is why I refered to the link as an almost comprehensive list).
#0 Half of all Snapple “Real Facts” are actually fake.
I was devistated when I saw this cap. I enjoyed reading the facts, learning about giant cheesecakes and female kangaroos. I can’t even think about drinking Snapple anymore, much less looking at a “Real Fact”. I guess it’s my own fault though, I should never trust something where the words “Real Facts” are in quotes.
Wednesday June 14, 2006
McDoanald’s is guilty! Guilty of online bullying. McDoanald’s is involved in a double play whereby they are actively promoting a Simpsons-esque “farewell tour” for the McRib sandwich. At the same time they have created a fake “Save the McRib” campaign.
To launch this campaign they have stolen the mcrib.com domain name from MC Rib, a female rapper from Santa Fe, New Mexico. MC Rib had owned mcrib.com since 2001. McDonalds issued a cease and desist order to Verisign (who control the domain name system) in December of 2005. Verisign gave the domain to McDonald’s, claiming that MC Rib was cybersquatting.
Cybersquatting is defined as an individual who purchases a domain name only so they can resell the domain name at an inflated price. MC Rib was using the site to promote her hip-hop career, with no intent to sell it. Look at the Google cache of her site here, and see for yourself. Not only is MC Rib 100% INNOCENT of the charges brought against her, but HER PROPERTY was unreasonably seized from her WITHOUT A TRIAL! This is a clear violation of fourth amendment to the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
This is not “cybersquatting”, this is REVERSE DOMAIN HIJACKING. In this supposed the “land of the free”, we must not tolerate big business walking all over our citizens. We must stop McDonald’s and other large corporations from this ILLEGAL activity. STOP REVERSE DOMAIN HIJACKING. FIGHT FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS! SIGN THE PETITION!
Update 2006/6/15: The google cache of MC Rib’s website has disappeared. I smell foul play.