Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oct
27

Hot Halloween costume idea

By Katie Kieffer

"Hot Tea Pot" Halloween costume. Art copyright Amie Kieffer. All rights reserved.

Remember last Halloween when I showcased the Sexy Acorn Halloween costume? This year, my sister Amie and I decided to keep the “sexy” while taking out the “scandal” in our 2010 costume.
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Oct
25

$1,000,000,000,000 Hold ‘em

By Katie Kieffer

Royal flush poker hand. Image credit: "I Win" by Kevin Labianco on Flickr.

Forget high stakes Las Vegas poker. If you want to win big, come over to my place for a round of $1,000,000,000,000 Hold ‘em! The pot is a trillion dollars. Grab your hoodie and sit at my poker table for a while.

Last year, I invited the “U.S. Government,” “U.S. Corporations,” and “Foreign economies” over to play this juiced-up version of Texas Hold ‘em. I eventually kicked the “U.S. Government” out because, instead of playing like a serious competitor, it kept passing its chips to “Foreign economies” under the table.
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Oct
19

Proprietors’ Ashley Madison

By Katie Kieffer

'fifteenthousand' by dalechumbley on Flickr via Creative Commons.

Below is a step-by-step guide for “How to Cheat On Your Mortgage.” This manual was written by a professional satirist (yours truly) and none of these tactics should be tried in real life unless your goal is life behind bars.

By following my recommendations, you can ‘cheat’ on your mortgage. It is even easier than cheating on your spouse online via The Ashley Madison Agency (which I do not condone, by the way). How sweet is that? Continue reading

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Oct
13

Buon Compleanno Primo!

By Katie Kieffer

Cake from a restaurant in Dublin, Ireland. Image copyright Katie Kieffer.

It’s my blog’s first birthday! I want to celebrate with you. Let’s take few minutes over cake and ice cream to remember all the fun times we had together this year: Continue reading

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Oct
07

Filthy lies about filthy rich

By Katie Kieffer

The wealthy are the most misunderstood economic class in the U.S. Rumors about the affluent have spiraled into popularly-held beliefs that are utterly false. These falsehoods hold our entire society back from economic recovery. If we don’t understand the people who have and create wealth, we will become a poor country while other nations laugh in our face.

Unfortunately, tycoons like Bill Gates, Bill Gates, Sr. and Warren Buffet are promoting these falsehoods by promoting Initiative 1098 in Washington state. I-1098 would require the wealthy to substantially shoulder the state’s tax burden. “Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and John Nordstrom of the Seattle-based retail chain — are throwing big money into the campaign to defeat it,” reports the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading

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Oct
05

Staring down our shirts

Agent Smith and crew from the film series, The Matrix.

By Katie Kieffer

I’m starting to feel like the government wants to look at us in an inappropriate manner.

The Obama Administration just introduced a bill that would turn the U.S. into a mini Saudi Arabia. Here’s a taste of what’s inside this bill: The U.S. government would have access to your BlackBerry™ or other smart phone messages, your tweets on Twitter™, your video-conferences on Skype™ and your profile on Facebook®.
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