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Benjamin Wallace: Does happiness have a price tag?

December 19, 2008

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Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you.

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Streisand: Principles, My Ass, You Fucking Hypocritical Douchebag

December 12, 2008

Maryscott O’Connor • My Left Wing                        jump to most recent post

I don’t know why so many people — INCLUDING, it seems, BARBRA FUCKING STREISAND — seem to have forgotten that George W. Bush is responsible for the indescribable misery — joblessness, poverty, orphaning, maiming, death — of countless millions.

He is a LIAR. He is a MURDERER. He is a WAR CRIMINAL.

And Barbra Streisand KISSES this douchebag? She eats DINNER with him?
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This would be like Jane Fonda kissing Richard Nixon circa 1972. I don’t know why more people aren’t holding La Streisand’s feet to the fucking fire over this, but I, for one, am thoroughly disgusted with this self-righteous asshole.
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GEMINI JIVE • The Hurry-Up-and-Bail-Me-Out-or-Else Blues

December 10, 2008

me-maskMaralyn Lois Polak   • Operation Itch Contributor        © 2008 ML Polak

I don’t know about you, but, like our formerly great nation, lately I’ve been experiencing a few horrific money problems of my own, too. Following the reported example of our president-elect, I’ve even developed a persistent facial twitch. Yes, I’m definitely concerned. Not only that, my stress level has escalated exponentially into overwhelm — every time the mailman comes, I get hives.

So I’ve been thinking. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could ALL get a Federal Bailout? Financial forgiveness for every American? I don’t mean just those Big-Butt Corporations or Fat-Cat Car-Makers. Bleep them! Where do you draw the line? I mean us, the everyday long-suffering citizens of this country. The workers and peasants! We’re the ones who need it. If not, all this fiscal-rescue stuff stinks. Heck, that’s not Socialism — it’s Favoritism– which is definitely Un-American!
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Michael Moore: Save the Auto Industry and Kick Its CEOs to the Curb

December 5, 2008

Michael Moore • MichaelMoore.com
I drive an American car. It’s a Chrysler. That’s not an endorsement. It’s more like a cry for pity. And now for a decades-old story, retold ad infinitum by tens of millions of Americans, a third of whom have had to desert their country to simply find a damn way to get to work in something that won’t break down:

My Chrysler is four years old. I bought it because of its smooth and comfortable ride. Daimler-Benz AG owned the company then and had the good grace to place the Chrysler chassis on a Mercedes axle and, man, was that a sweet ride!

When it would start.

More than a dozen times in these years, the car has simply died. Batteries have been replaced, but that wasn’t the problem. My dad drives the same model. His car has died many times, too. Just won’t start, for no reason at all.

A few weeks ago, I took my Chrysler in to the Chrysler dealer here in northern Michigan — and the latest fixes cost me $1,400. The next day, the vehicle wouldn’t start. When I got it going, the brake-warning light came on. And on and on.

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Philip Rosedale: Second Life, where anything is possible

December 5, 2008

From TED TALKS
Why build a virtual world? Philip Rosedale talks about the virtual society he founded, Second Life, and its underpinnings in human creativity. It’s a place so different that anything could happen.

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Lebowski’s Libation –

December 4, 2008

FROM nytimes.com/video
Lebowskifest celebrates all things related to the movie “The Big Lebowski” — the Dude, bowling and, most importantly, drinking White Russians

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Calling all video creators, writers & bloggers

November 21, 2008

Operation Itch is on hiatus until after the Thanksgiving holiday. In early December, there are going to be some changes around here.  In the meantime, I am recruiting a collective of writers & video creators. Interested? Read more here.