Posts Tagged ‘government’

16 reasons laws should include animated GIFs

September 15th, 2013

Image via Buzzfeed

Consider this for a moment: What do people enjoy reading these days?

If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that everyone wants listicles with animated GIFs. This is why Buzzfeed has an Alexa ranking of 221 whereas, let’s say The Atlantic, is ranked far lower at 1,868.

So why does our government keep producing longreads? Just look at the Obamacare bill; according to Wikipedia it’s 906 pages. And that’s nothing compared to all 73,954 pages of federal income tax laws. Who has time for that? We all have to pay taxes and take care of our health, but you’d need superpowers to plow through all those documents on your own.

It wasn’t always this way. In fact, a few of our first national laws were in listicle format. But somewhere along the way we got off track.

Next time you see your government representative tell them you’ve had enough of their lengthy manifestos. From now on you want simple laws you can read, preferably with lists and animated GIFs of cats falling off chairs.

Because that’s what everyone wants these days; after all it was enough to bait you into reading this post.

Smart Meters and cell phone towers are putting voices in your head

April 13th, 2011

Ever wonder why people are afraid of the “radiation” coming out of cell phone towers and Smart Meters? This explains why.

Makes sense.

Almost seems as though some schizophrenic person saw the ads for Elsewhere Public Works and thought it was real.

Spotted at 16th and Valencia.