Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart Has a Problem With Barack Obama’s Email

Normally, Barack Obama gets praised for jumping on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Here, he gets dinged — particularly for the extra-casual email solicitations his campaign has been sending out. Good stuff:

By the way: I’d like to cite YouTube’s Tim Shey for pointing out Obama’s approach to email headers, because I think I saw him say that on Twitter recently. But, boy, oh boy, is it hard to search on Twitter, so I can’t confirm. Sorry, dude. Update: Confirmed!


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus