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Do-It-Yourself Propaganda

E-mail graphics in 2001 offered the usual blend of comedy and mystery, with the occasional sex act thrown in–until September 11. The “first war of the 21st century” is also the first war in which private citizens had E-mail, allowing the masses to create and disseminate homemade propaganda. Some of the common themes were old […]

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I was buying some toiletries at Walgreens the other day. At the checkout register the clerk couldn’t scan one item. Finally he gave up and paged someone in the cosmetics department. “I need a price check on Tampax tampons–” “No, no, no,” the woman working at the next counter yelled to him. “You ask her […]

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Two guys in their early twenties are riding a standing-room-only northbound Howard train during rush hour. “I got stuck talking to our teacher today,” says the first guy. “She was standing outside smoking before class, and I had to tell her why I didn’t have my homework. After I told her my computer was having […]