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A Guide to Headwear in Congress – Graphic

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Congress member Bobby Rush (D-Il) was recently removed from the floor of Congress for wearing a hoodie in protest of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  The rule used to remove Rep. Rush dates to the 1800s and mandates that the wearing of hats on the floor is prohibited.  Hoodies are apparently considered to be “hats” by congress, yet their definition doesn’t seem to extend to toupees (which many caucasian members of congress wear; though to be fair, Maxine Waters wears wigs).

To help people avoid being removed from the congressional floor in the future – I’ve created this helpful graphic and there’s a mnemonic that goes with it: “Toupee, OK – Hoodie, No Wai.”

A Guide to Headwear in Congress

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Top Ten Fake Apple Wednesday Announcements – 3/7/12

March 7, 2012 1 comment

Ping Fail

March 7, 2012 marked yet another holiday for geeks (and especially poseur geeks) as another Apple Wednesday unveiled a new iPad, Apple TV, and Ver. 5.1 of iOS.  Here are my Top Ten Fake Apple Wednesday Announcements:

10.  Included in the code of iOS 5.1 are the text of suicide letters from Foxconn employees.

9.  The “nerd tax” inflated initial price of the iPad 3 is now eligible for a federal deduction.

8.  Apple’s stock price plummeted when it was announced Steve Jobs will be succeeded as CEO by Steve Jobs-un.

7. For the release of the iPad 3, Apple secured a legal exemption for drivers caught using the product while driving – “texting while driving” laws do not apply to “swiping while driving.”

6. If you hold the new 3rd Gen HD iPad the wrong way, it reverts back to standard definition video.

5. With the release of the iPad 3, Apple also announced a patent for the number “3″ and the concept of “sequential integers.”

4. Apple announced a new approval process for app developers involving more spinning blades, optical illusions, and more strenuous riddles.

3. Revamped Apple TV comes bundled with a new version of the Ping social network conveniently preset to be ignored.

2. During unveiling of iPad 3, Apple announced pre-orders now available for iPad 4.

1. Per his wishes, the cremated remains of Steve Jobs were mixed in with the components of the iPad3 during manufacture.

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