I was moaning about US politics and how rubbish their election system seems from the outside with people queuing for hours on in just to exercise their right to democracy that they are so proud of, and the breaking up of areas so that it’s actually difficult for certain minorities to vote (This is apparently called Gerrymandering), when @GladleyNet pointed out to me that Arizona had printed election material with the wrong date on it.
I thought she had the story wrong, as I remembered 8 years ago the outrage people exhibited when they had misinterpreted an article in the Onion about republicans urging minorities to vote on the wrong date, I even remember sharing the article with an American friend on Yahoo! Chat! (Wow that brings back memories) with the intention of getting a laugh out of it, she thought it was a serious article.
This time it seems that life is imitating art, there are actually election leaflets out there urging minorities to vote on the wrong day, whether this is intentional or not it unclear, it’s certainly a horrible thing to happen, it is only 50 cards of however many were handed out so it’s not likely to have much effect and the outrage at this story surfacing will probably make even more people vote.
I’ve seen this several times before but my Dad just emailed it to me and I thought I’d share it in case anyone hadn’t seen it. The website for Fukitol lists many details about this wonder drug such as the side effects:
New prescribers should be aware that during treatment 99.2% of patients experienced some combination of the following side affects:
Uncontrollable laughter, occasionally resulting in slightly wetted pants
Hallucinations with vivid colors and occasionally talking animals
Dramatic increases in attention from the opposite sex
Frequent spontaneous sexual arousal
Penis or Breast enlargement
Random Travel Hair re-growth
No patients stopped taking FUKITOL due to these side effects.
On a completely separate note if you use Zemanta for content recommendations the text for this post results in some disturbing image suggestions… But it also suggests I add this:
I vaugely remember Color being launched a year ago I think I may have downloaded the Android version to my phone, thought it was shit and promptly deleted it. Today I saw this review of it from a year ago that made me chuckle. I know it’s out of date, but I liked it so much that I thought I’d share it just in case anyone else hadn’t seen it.
As far as I can tell Color is still shit, and it still has a lot of bad reviews, I popped over to their home page and the interface looks an aweful lot like Pinterest’s interface… Anyway Read this and laugh: