Palin gets nailed!

3 11 2008

A couple of Canadian comedians radio DJs managed to make a prank call to Alaskan Governor and Republican candidate John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin. Listen as Palin is taken on a ride throughout an obviously ridiculous conversation without once suspecting the phone caller’s legitamacy. A bit too naive shall we say? You be the judge.

Credit to MudFlats!

A full transcript is available on Daily Kos for those of you who can’t bring yourselves to listen to the whole thing, which is impossible to do without palms on face.  Here’s a portion of it: (FNS is fake Nicholas Sarkozy and SP is Sarah Palin)

FNS: I just want to be sure, I don’t’ quite understand the phenomenon “Joe the Plumber,” that’s not your husband, right?
SP: Mmhmm, that’s not my husband but he’s a normal American who just works hard and doesn’t want government to take his money.

FNS: Yes, yes, I understand, we have the equivalent of Joe the Plumber in France, it’s called, “Marcel, the guy with bread under his armpit, oui.”
SP: Right. That’s what it’s all about, is the middle class, and government needing to work for them. You’re a very good example for us here.

FNS: I  seen a bit about NBC even Fox News wasn’t an ally, an ally, sorry, about as much as usual.
SP: Yeah that’s what we’re up against.

FNS: I must say, Governor Palin, I love the documentary they made on your life, you know, Hustler’s “Nailin Palin.”
SP:  Oh, good, thank you. Yes.

FNS: That was really edgy.
SP: [Laughs] Well good.


Google chats with AIM

14 03 2008

It appears that Google has successfully teamed up with AOL to allow for cross-chatting activities. As of today, when you log onto your Gmail (Google Mail), you get a small blurb asking you if you want to access your AIM list on your GoogleChat list.

Just so you know, if you use Gmail on your browser (Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer), anyone you come in correspondence with will automatically be added to your “contacts” list to your left. If it’s located too low on your screen, you can click on “settings” and then “chat”. Then on the 2nd line, select the “ABOVE” option and it’s right below the INBOX section. Back to the contacts. If the person you’ve emailed or have received emails from (who also uses Gmail) is currently ON Gmail, they will show up with a green bullet next to their name stating that they’re online and a grayed-out bullet with an “x” if they’re not online.

Well on your browser showing your Gmail screen, below are 2 examples of how your AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) will look on your browser. The one on the right shows up when you click on “options” to make your changes.


Pretty nifty says the Ninja. That way I don’t have to open a separate chat software just for AIM. It’s all neatly integrated. Wonder if fellow Minnesotan, Tom Friedman, would use this in his next book about the flattening of the world through the convergence of popular communication tools. Globalization 3.5?