Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Apartment in Chicago

I just chose the Chicago studio I'll be moving into in mid-August. It's on the 45th floor and faces "the Lake." I've never been to Chicago and I'm not familiar with the Lake, but I'm sure it'll be beautiful. It's a couple of blocks from Northwestern Law so that I can spend three school years never leaving the law school bubble and sharpening my neuroses. 

I posted the floor plan if anybody's curious. I might have messed with it a little in MS Paint.

Update: All right, people wanted more sex, so here you go:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Expansion of Allowed GTLDs

Holy shit.

6/28/11 Update: Just bought BACHMANNJINDAL.COM because why not?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Devil and Levi Johnston

No, this title and reference to Daniel Johnston isn't some Daily Beast--type lead-in to a story about the Johnston-Palin baby turning out to be the Antichrist.

I actually bought THEDEVILANDLEVIJOHNSTON.COM as well as PALINJOHNSTON.COM and JOHNSTONPALIN.COM because I have a problem. Expect something weird to come from this. Joke site? Porn site? Which one is more likely to get me sued? I want that one.

Why the hell is every Jon Huntsman domain already taken? I think he bought them himself. It's mind-boggling that even HUNTSMANJINDAL.COM was taken when I checked a few days ago, but BACHMANNROMNEY.COM and BACHMANNPAWLENTY.COM were available and I bought them about a week ago.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Internet's Digestion of Santorum and How Santorum Overflow is Seeping through My Clog

UPDATE: Added a little more to this article. Also my less popular site was also featured on popular gay blogs Towleroad and Joe my God, as well as the front page of Buzzfeed.

First, an explanation of the real symbolism in "Santorum Over Obama: A Cake." The melted Cookies 'N' Cream bars (four total) of course represent Rick Santorum. The butt bread that happens to be the exact same shade of beige as the president represents Obama and his butt. That's why it's "Santorum Over Obama" and if Rick Santorum knows what's good for him he'll make that his campaign slogan. Such a strong image of dominance this picture represents!

So while people seem to think my website is crude, now you understand that it's actually a collection of sophisticated metaphors and that as a viewer of my site you're an erudite connoisseur of high brow art and fecal humor.

you made me spitted out my santorum smootie T_T

Second, Santorum 2012 is starting to go viral and I haven't even sent out my planned press release yet. (Update 8/25/2012: I never did send out that press release.) A couple of posts on Reddit got us about 400--500 unique visitors in a day each, but after being featured on the front page of popular content aggregation site BuzzFeed, one of my photos has received almost 12,000 views so far (Update October 2012: That's over 30,000 now). Santorum 2012 itself got over 4000 unique visits on Wednesday, splattering our previous record.

So far it's been featured in a popular gay blog (Towleroad), Dan Savage's official santorum website, and the blogs of a couple of newspapers including The Stranger, the Seattle paper that Dan Savage edits.

My website is also now the fifth result on the first page when potential voters and diners google 'Santorum 2012.'

In addition, a lovable robot called Yahoo! Slurp has been slurping away at the Santorum feed.

Santorum overflow has also been trickling into my clog. About 5% of Santorum 2012's visitors check out JPG Clog.

The number of people visiting Santorum 2012 has been shrinking though, so I have a favor to ask of you: Email your favorite blogs and news sources about Santorum 2012. Tell them it's the new face of domain squatting or it's an alternative campaign site or whatever you want.

More pictures to come, including submissions! And as hard as it is to believe, I have another recipe I'm working on that will rival even the Obama butt cake.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Can't Stop Squatting Domains

It looks like I've actually decided that Michelle Bachmann is a legitimate contender. I've met her a couple times and she is really pretty in person, arguably prettier than all but one of the other candidates (Romney). I also hate how people feel compelled to group her with Sarah Palin.

It reminds me of how people now always associate Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson with one another even though Jesse Jackson is an accomplished, intelligent, admirable man while Al Sharpton is generally a piece of shit. I'm not saying Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin aren't both evil demagogues, however.

With Obama widely seen as a particularly tough incumbent and the field so weak, I could see Bachmann being the Republicans' McGovern this cycle. And there are plenty of ticket-bottom contenders whom I could see turning out to be Eagletons. I still don't think her chances are good though.

These domains are all pretty unlikely, but they're only $7--8 each! If I didn't take this opportunity and one of them turned out to be right I'd get horrible regret diarrhea. 


Clearly I still think Bush running on either side of the ticket is a possibility.
I think now that Bayh has taken a lobbying job, it's even less likely that he'll be chosen as a VP candidate, but I could still see it happening. He's handsome and a scumbag.

Thune and Huntsman are also handsome. Pleasing-to-the-eyeness is an important consideration when choosing a VP candidate. If a candidate can speak with his face, he doesn't need to try so hard with his mouth, which means he's less likely to fuck his ticket up.

Jeb Bush as a vice presidential candidate makes a lot of sense to me. As a presidential candidate you have to worry about Bush fatigue, but as a VP candidate it might be different.

I think Daniels isn't unlikely as a VP choice. By then his family might feel differently, plus it's only a few months of campaigning instead of over a year. And getting offered a VP slot is such a sweet deal. It's like somebody handing over a primary victory to you in the governor's race in Florida without your having to do anything.

The "X-2012.COM" domains are so that I can make fun of these candidates as I do with Santorum 2012.

Surprisingly, though BACHMANNROMNEY.COM and other decent ones were available, others like BACHMANNCAIN.COM and BACHMANNTHUNE.COM were taken.

6/15/11 update:
Bought RYANROMNEY.COM just in case. Surprisingly, that was the only good or even okay RYAN_____.COM domain available. No RYANPAWLENTY, RYANBACHMANN, RYANCAIN, RYANPERRY, RYANBUSH, etc.

6/20/11: BACHMANNRUBIO.COM, why not?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spread Santorum 2012 While the Froth is Still Hot

New post on Santorum 2012 to celebrate Rick Santorum's official announcement yesterday that he's running for president. Visits to the site have spiked. Now is the time for me to actually start trying to get the word out.