Shared Items – January 9, 2009

A brief list of interesting things, culled from the items I shared in Google Reader in the last week:

CNN Political Ticker: Porn industry seeks federal bailout
I hope they mean ‘bailout’ in the regular sense, because I can’t begin to figure out what it would mean as a porn euphemism.
Ironic Sans: The Breakfast Cereal Club
“You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a leprechaun, a monster, a cap’n, a tiger, and a rabbit. Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Cereal Club.”
Jobs blames hormone imbalance on weight loss – The Irish Times – Mon, Jan 05, 2009
Literacy in headline-writers: desirable but no longer necessary.
RTÉ News: Special €2 coin marks Euro anniversary
I love how everyone describes it as featuring a “stylised human figure”. It’s a stick man. I get the impression that “Mr G Stamatopoulos, of the Greek Central Bank” said to a room full of people, “Design me something like this [draws a stick-man design], only less shit,” and then someone said, “Everyone ok with the shit stickman?” and they all fucked off early to feed ducks in the park.
Socks Anatomy
Somalia – Weebl's Stuff
Where can you see pirates?