Apolitical Web Site of the Week
There's only one thing cooler than a computer that can use a series of yes or no questions to determine what sitcom character you're thinking of, and that, of course, is a computer that can use a series of yes or no questions to determine what sitcom character or dictator you're thinking of. Ardent television viewers and students of geopolitics wait no longer; that computer is here. Enjoy. http://www.smalltime.com/dictator.html
Political Web Site of the Week
When the following forwarded email came our way, we couldn't resist passing it on. For people with such a maniacally evil worldview, Republicans can be incredibly naive.
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 9:10 AM
Subject: The Sloganator Memorial
The back story is as follows: earlier this month, the website for the Bush-Cheney campaign - the real one, paid for by MBNA America and Richard Scaife - featured a "create your own banner" tool, where you could enter your own slogan and print out your own poster, with the Bush-Cheney logo, and a note at the bottom "paid for by Bush-Cheney'04, Inc." Democrats, of course, couldn't get enough of this. The original sloganator accepted everything, then it started censoring profanity and words like "Hitler" "dictator," and "evil". Nevertheless, many clever folks exploited the sloganator to their own ends before its sad demise only a couple of weeks after its birth, and its mourners assembled some of the best for the slide show.
The link below is (arguably) best enjoyed with the sound on: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~meo232/sloganator/
No word on whether that dictator machine can guess "George W. Bush."