August 31, 2005
A lot of people dead. New Orleans in utter chaos. Gas prices up to $3.49/gallon, Iraq is going crazy. And George Bush is on a naval base, playing guitar. What is it with the US President? How can a political leader be so insensitive? How can his own team of people be so callous?
I’m just a good ol’ boy from Texas. Pass me them silver spoons, I’m gonna do a little silver spoon jingo-jango. Ohhhh Crawford Texas silver spoon jingo-jango – David Cross
August 30, 2005
Apple Computer is coming to the rescue of Detroit’s schoolchildren and, in doing so, may finally push Michigan to nuke its failed public high school system and start over.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm will announce Tuesday that the California computer maker and master of the red-hot iPod will help finance, equip and advise a small top-quality high school for Detroit students at most risk of being left behind.
August 22, 2005
Slipknot can’t mask anger at Burger King
Friday, August 19, 2005
SlipKnot say a Burger King promo featuring horror chicken masks is too similar to their stage outfits.
The battle between Slipknot and Burger King is escalating.
Slipknot is upset over the Burger King ad campaign featuring a mock metal band called Coq Roq dressed in horror-chicken masks.
Slipknot say the masks are too similar to the ones they wear.
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August 8, 2005
Burger King has yet another awesome advertising campaign on TV. If you thought the creepy breathing stalker king was bad, now they are hawking their new "Chicken Fries" with a Gwar/Slipknot style chicken band singing "Bob Your Head".
The band, Coq Roq, is a six-man rock group to be featured on three television commercials for the new product. The sextet sports chicken masks reminiscent
of the "Subservient Chicken" Burger King Web site.
The new ads, like the older ones, are created by Miami-based advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, feature clips from the band’s music videos. Titles include "Cross the Road" and "Bob Your Head."
August 5, 2005
When I found out my jeans where made by children in sweatshops
I wrote all the stores that carried the brand and said to stop supporting
the companies that used child labor in sweatshops, but I just kept getting
letters back with coupons for discounts on more jeans. So I’m telling my
friend and she points out that between the envelope and coupons, some
paper company has cut down a small forest killing thousands of plant
species that may even contain a vaccine for AIDS. Meanwhile the guys
cutting down the trees are 13 year old kids that have to work night and
day to pay for a pair of jeans made in sweatshops.
I heard about this company that dumps toxins into the local rivers, and I called their executives to say “Stop!”, but they where too busy counting their profits while the rivers where being destroyed, birds and fish where dying, and the local kids where getting cancer. So I organized a huge protest and I actually got the company shut down. But now half the town is unemployed and the kids are twice as sick since they can’t get healthcare since their parents lost their insurance from the company they worked for that dumped the toxins in the first place