American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

How To Nail An Interview

“Steinar Skipsness” cullled this funny set of bloopers from a series of 28 interviews for a phony position advertised on craigslist. The fact that Steinar managed to get 7 laughably horrible answers to standard interview questions would indicate that at least 25% of us are total idiots.

Confidential Request to Bring About Change

Hmm… The following just showed up in my inbox this morning.

Subject: CONFIDENTIAL REQUEST TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE
Greetings to you and your Family, Hope you all are Fine and Healthy. May the Peace of God Almighty be with you all.
Please I want to use this opportunity to introduce myself well to you, I am BARACK OBAMA [...]

Free speech is so last century…

WSJ has an interesting opinion piece on cowardly self-censorship by Random House, which halted the distribution to bookstores of the “The Jewel of Medina” by author Sherry Jones.
The book’s scheduled release date was August 12, 2008. Random House recalled the book, because it includes a FICTIONAL treatment of Mohammed and his 9 years old [...]

Waiters running

I have no idea, but it is quite amusing.

Russian Tanks Roll Over Georgia

Before the bombs fell there seems to have been a coordinated cyber attack on Georgia’s infrastructure, which has continued throughout the war. Poland has lent space on it’s president’s website for Georgia to post updates on the conflict. Estonia is hosting Georgia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website, and two Estonian computer experts are heading to [...]

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