Gongol.com Archives: July 2005
Brian Gongol

We All Need a Little Humor (7.18.2005)
On Loathing Public Opinion

We All Need a Little Humor (7.18.2005)
Smoking, or Passing Gas?
Hysterical "smoking manners" glyphs. The funniest may be the man hugging a giant cigarette. Apparently the Japanese don't understand that pictograms are supposed to make things less confusing, not more.

We All Need a Little Humor (7.18.2005)
I Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Cowbell
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack joins REO Speedwagon on the cowbell

Threats to Western Civilization (7.18.2005)
Has No One Read 1984?
Well-known author says technology is about to lead to the end of anonymity, and that it's a good thing for controlling crime

The American Way (7.18.2005)
July 18, 2005 Carnival of the Capitalists
Some of the best: A contrary opinion on cable monopolies, Saudi Arabia's first woman pilot, a slamming indictment of the patronizingly anti-trade, how government dependency is a threat on par with terrorism, a criticism of farm subsidies, the instincts behind obesity, calculating the costs and benefits of a power plant, why we aren't sitting in gas lines as in the 1970s, and the real share of foreign-held debt.