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Website imposes tax for folks still using Internet Explorer 7
06.14.2012
02:29 pm
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Are people really still using Internet Explorer 7?!?!

Online Australian retailer Kogan is imposing an additional 6.8% tax (IE tax) on purchases for “anyone who visits the website using IE 7.” 

Kogan‘s explanation for the tax:

The way we’ve been able to keep our prices so low is by using technology to make our business efficient and streamlined. One of the things stopping that is our web team having to spend a lot of time making our new website look normal on IE7. This is an extremely old browser, so from today, anyone buying from the site who uses IE7 will be lumped with a 6.8% surcharge - that’s 0.1% for each month IE7 has been on the market.

Via Geekologie

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.14.2012
02:29 pm
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Who said it: Mitt Romney or Mr. Burns?
06.14.2012
10:06 am
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Ridicule is a good weapon to wield in a political campaign and one that an undignified buffoon like Thurston Howell III Mitt Romney is particularly vulnerable to.

So far the Obama campaign has been a pathetic, embarrassing shambles, of course, but whoever is producing his web ads is a comedic genius and should be given a raise and a promotion within the campaign organization, pronto!

(Or is it Thurston Howell III Mitt Romney who is the comedy genius?)
 

 
Via Think Progress

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.14.2012
10:06 am
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Bring me the head of George W Bush: ‘Game of Thrones’ puts former POTUS on a spike
06.13.2012
07:47 pm
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In the commentary track on the tenth episode of the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones DVD, David Benioff, co-creator of the show reveals an amusing secret about one of the severed heads seen on spikes: “The last head on the left is George Bush” and then his partner chimes in “George Bush’s head appears in a couple beheading scenes.”

“It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement,” explained Benioff. “It’s just, we had to use what heads we had around.”

A likely story…

They’ve got the video at io9

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.13.2012
07:47 pm
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Bastards Lager: Motörhead launches new beer!
06.13.2012
01:04 pm
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Just in time for Summer BBQs, Motörhead unveils their latest beverage, Bastards Lager.

As Cherrybombed puts it, “I was hoping for a bit more than a 4.7% punch from a lager with the words “Motörhead,” and “Bastards” on it.”

Anyway, it looks like it’s only available in Sweden, but you can order it online from System Bolaget.

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.13.2012
01:04 pm
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NME gets Fiona Apple wrong, very, very wrong
06.13.2012
08:26 am
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Not a good week for the NME. First, publishing an apology to Morrissey, and now this. Oh dear.

Via Wears The Trousers magazine.

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06.13.2012
08:26 am
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A fly dancing to The Cramps’ ‘Human Fly’
06.12.2012
07:27 pm
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I remixed this from a video uploaded to YouTube by mjlttown. I added some light show loops and a new soundtrack by The Cramps.

I’m easily amused.
 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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06.12.2012
07:27 pm
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‘Prometheus’: Species Origin Explained
06.12.2012
09:41 am
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**Spoiler Alert**

Carlos Poon has created this handy guide to the species origin in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Though it’s still probably best to see the film.
 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

Paper Prometheus: ‘Prometheus’ trailer made entirely of paper


 
Via Neil McDonald
 
**Spoiler Alert** ‘Prometheus’ explained, after the jump…
 

READ ON
Posted by Paul Gallagher
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06.12.2012
09:41 am
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‘The Giant Beaver Of Southern Sri Lanka’: Early short from ‘South Park’ co-creator, Trey Parker
06.11.2012
08:02 pm
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“Knock, knock.”

“Uh… who’s there?

“A giant beaver who’s about to kill us both!!!”

“The Giant Beaver Of Southern Sri Lanka,” is a 1989 student short made by at the University of Colorado in 1989, by future South Park co-creator Trey Parker.

It will probably come as no surprise from the title that the short film features a Godzilla-style rampaging beaver. It’s not complete, but I don’t think it really matters!

From that information you’ll know whether or not to proceed, I suppose.
 

 
Via i09

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.11.2012
08:02 pm
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Don’t ever change, Republicans: Mitt Romney bumper sticker as seen at CPAC
06.11.2012
07:03 pm
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As if the other guy is? Child, pu-leeeze!

More tepid endorsements of Mitt Romney at Yahoo News

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.11.2012
07:03 pm
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Off with his ‘head’! Vintage birth control gag gift from 1969
06.11.2012
02:52 pm
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In 1969, the New York-based Franco American Novelty Co. manufactured this silly gag gift called the “Genuine French Birth Control Device.”

Har har har… It reminds me of that other old chestnut the guillotine urinal found at the Rheinfels Castle in Germany.

Anyway, if you can’t live without owning the “Genuine French Birth Control Device,” I found one in reasonably good condition for $10.00 on Etsy. Oo, la, la!

Via reddit

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.11.2012
02:52 pm
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