“Sherlock and Watson are best friends, certainly. They’re also chaste boyfriends, as well as a…”

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

“Sherlock and Watson are best friends, certainly. They’re also chaste boyfriends, as well as a captain and his first mate. Mostly, though, they’re a god and a mortal, mutually besotted—the most impossible love affair of all.”

Emily Nussbaum in the New Yorker (via wutheringsherlock)

Fun fact: Back in 2002, when Emily Nussbaum was writing for Slate, she wrote something really sweet about my blogging of Winona Ryder’s fashion choices during her shoplifting trial. (Note: the first link in Nussbaum’s piece was broken when I switched to WordPress; it should now point here: Winona Day IV: Green and Frumpy. The second link still works, though: WinonaRyderOnTrial.)

Good times.

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climateadaptation: Gas Association busted for falsifying signatures on a petition. Surprised? Gas…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

climateadaptation:

Gas Association busted for falsifying signatures on a petition. Surprised?

Gas drillers were caught lying to public officials. About 66% of the signatures were falsified. Company blames a PR firm, which, it seems, specializes in fudging petitions.

The drillers used the petition to lobby a local government in Colorado to pass fracking laws. Shit is fracked up and bullshit.

Pro-fracking petition with fake signatures embarrasses gas association

A full two-thirds of those denied signing or endorsing a petition opposing a ban on fracking in Fort Collins. Not only was the petition a big fat lie, it was a laughably amateur effort to deceive the city’s lawmakers. From the Coloradoan:

Cali Rastrelli’s name is signed at the bottom of a petition submitted to the council. At the top, the petition says in bold letters, “Vote NO on the Fort Collins fracking ban.”

“Big Bill Pizza” is written in the blank where the signer could enter their business or organization.

“I haven’t signed any petition in the last month,” said Rastrelli, a Colorado State University student who lives in student housing. “I didn’t put my name on this.”

By the end of last week, the association was acknowledging that “mistakes were made.” A subsequent internal audit “identified numerous areas for improvement.” Now association officials are trying to retract the petition. And they are failing.
More at Grist

For any remaining readers at lies.com. Look! It’s just like the old days.

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Commenting Is Funky?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The commenting system is semi-busted, in the sense that you get an error message after posting a comment. The comment is actually posted, however. I’m not sure what the story is; investigating.

Update: Should be fixed now. Thanks.