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Friday: January 13, 2006

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Filed under: — site admin @ 6:15 PM UTC

While I’m mocking those with whom I fundamentally agree, does anyone else see a rather obvious problem with the Porkbusters logo, as seen on Instapundit?

The diagonal bar is supposed to go in front of whatever you are trying to prevent or hinder! No wonder the movement hasn’t managed to push Congress into canceling anything yet. Despite his worried expression, Scrooge McPig is waltzing along in his top hat and tails — two on the coat, one more on his butt — entirely unblocked and unopposed by the red bar and circle that are already behind him. His only real worry is that he didn’t think to bring a big enough bag for his swag, but it looks like it still holds plenty, and the wasted money is as much our problem as his. (He doesn’t seem to be worried by his lack of pants, but that’s in character for some of the more porculent corpulent Congressmen.)

I Can. Can You?

Filed under: — site admin @ 4:56 PM UTC

I shouldn’t mock, but the second comment on this post at Small Dead Animals reads, in full:

Can you spell W-E-S-T-E-R-N S-E-P-E-R-A-T-I-O-N

That would be a lot more eloquent if ‘Colin’ had spelled ‘separation’ right. None of the ensuing 104 comments (so far) has objected.

Rule 147 for blog commenters: Do not use the words “Can you spell . . .?” unless you can in fact spell the next word or phrase. Including the question mark always helps.

Update: (two hours later)

Rule 237 for bloggers: Do not hit ‘Save’ on a post with a trackback if you’re still fiddling with the text and title.