June 3, 2011

"Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom"

Okay, now this is a hacking story worth talking about for days on end.

Whitehall sources have revealed that British intelligence officers successfully sabotaged the launch of the first English language website set up by an al-Qaida affiliate.

The officers, understood to be based at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, attacked an online jihadist magazine in English called Inspire, devised by supporters of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

A pdf file containing fairy cake recipes was inserted into Inspire to garble most of the 67 pages of the online magazine, including instructions on how to "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom".

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:14 AM

June 2, 2011


I'm starting to get the impression that Anthony Weiner might honestly just be screwing with the media because they're all idiots and they deserve it. What's kind of funny about this is how this is also exactly what Sarah Palin is doing, and she had to rent an entire bus.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:12 AM

May 31, 2011

"SEAL Team 6"

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Disney tried to claim the trademarks to the military unit that killed Osama bin Laden, which was apparently of great concern to the actual SEAL Team 6, what with them existing and being surprised that someone else believed they should have the legal right to do what they wanted with their name.

Most likely Disney was trying to stake the claim to TV movies, "inspired by" series pilots, and so forth. But Disney also twists everything into something easily marketable, so why not take the most obvious route? I want a stuffed toy as much as you do. Hell, they made a cartoon action series inspired by their hockey team that was inspired by their movies about a hockey team, and nothing could be worse than that. No, seriously. Nothing could be worse than this.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 4:30 PM

May 30, 2011

How the online right thinks, all the time, explained by one comment

Alicublog (home of Roy Edroso, actual journalist):

Yes, it's interesting that on Memorial Day weekend no one at [Congressman Anthony] Weiner's office was available to call back someone who calls himself Datechguy.

It's worth clicking the link just to read how hilarious what all of this is about. (sort of NSFW?) It becomes more clear why "Datechguy" joined many other conservatives on the internet in not being invited to a cookout this weekend because the kids all bizarrely said similar versions of "I think we're just gonna keep this a small gathering (sound of sighing over phone receiver)."

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:22 AM