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CNN Looks Into Whether KKK Can Rebrand As Kinder, Kooler, Kuddlier, Possibly With Happy Meals

On Sunday, CNN finally found something other than Flight 370 to be blindingly stupid about, asking whether, in the wake of the murders of three people at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas last week by racist and anti-Semite Frazier Glenn Miller, it might be possible for the Ku Klux Klan to “rebrand” itself. Spoiler: After consulting with a number of marketing experts, they decided that the answer is pretty much “no.” Still, it was an important enough question that CNN figured it was worth looking into, especially since Kinder and Gentler Klan leader Frank Ancona politely volunteered to share his message of nonviolent white supremacy with the network. Read more on CNN Looks Into Whether KKK Can Rebrand As Kinder, Kooler, Kuddlier, Possibly With Happy Meals…
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Poor, Stupid Americans Outsource Fire Hydrant Repair To KFC

Some six thousand years ago, when George Washington and Jesus were walking through colonial Williamsburg with their friends the dinosaurs, our Founding Fathers wrote a Constitution laying out a broad vision for what government should and shouldn’t do in a free country. Their “should do” list was fairly basic: “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” and so forth. Well, screw those east coast hippy ‘lites and their socialist “general Welfare” nonsense. Collecting taxes to fund normal government functions like public safety, transportation infrastructure, and universal education is a lot of commie rot. Read more on Poor, Stupid Americans Outsource Fire Hydrant Repair To KFC…
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Long Island Couple Trademark ‘Occupy Wall St.’ In Hope of The Big Bucks

What is the real trouble with the Occupy Wall Street movement these days? Nobody is making enough money off it! Anti-corporate sentiment is finally hip enough to be mass marketable again, so you can all retire those Che Guevara t-shirts at last, hippies. You’ve got a new brand now! MTV is busily producing some slick “Life of an Occupier” reality teevee program to explore this exciting new youth “lifestyle trend” to fill air time between ads for glow-in-the-dark talking sneakers and anusburgers or whatever it is ad men think the dirty communists secretly crave between their bouts of outrage, and now Long Island couple Robert and Diane Maresca have filed paperwork to trademark the phrase “Occupy Wall St.” for themselves, because it has killer brand potential. Read more on Long Island Couple Trademark ‘Occupy Wall St.’ In Hope of The Big Bucks…
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The Awl vs. Wonkette: White House Correspondents Dinners and Promo Reels

Two issues “on the table” in this week’s heads-a-bloggin’ exchange between your editor and Choire Sicha: that goddamned White House Correspondents Association Dinner/Jerkoff, and a curious new marketing video put out by our former employers at Gawker Media. Who will win?! Read more on The Awl vs. Wonkette: White House Correspondents Dinners and Promo Reels…
 

Which Presidential Candidate Will Your God Favor?

It appears Presidential candidate Barack Obama has locked down the nod from another heavy hitter … … but Jesus still leans Republican. Top photo via Extreme Mortman, bottom via Wonkette operative Matt in Nashville. Read more on Which Presidential Candidate Will Your God Favor?…
 

Charm City

In San Francisco, there is was a TV station whose evening news slogan is was “News from the best place on earth,” a completely accurate phrase insofar it perfectly captures captured the smug self-satisfaction of the city’s residents. Only “San Francisco: City of Pricks” could be would have been more apt. Today, the Washington Post reports on the city of Baltimore’s attempts to “rebrand” itself and the challenges posed by citizens on the opposite end of SF on the smugness spectrum. Read more on Charm City…