PHOTO: When Nerds Protest The RNC.

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Kyle sent me this classic photo from a friend of his, Brad Kagawa, who was at the RNC protest in New York. Brad scrambled across the march to take a picture of the geekiest protest sign he’s ever seen.

\ Will the W3C support this addition to HTML?

Whoever this person is with the sign, I <SALUTE/> you.

Thanks to Brad and Kyle for sending me this.

UPDATE: BoingBoing.net has a great entry about the mixture of tech, art and protest at the RNC. What makes the blog entry really great is that it includes a link to this post. ;)

UPDATE #2: And what makes this post great are the ensuing comments about HTML correctness that inevitably follow when geeks get political. My I think I’ll start posting everything as HTML.

UPDATE #3: So we may have identified the mysterious sign holder. Her name is Shalott. Of course, I have no way of confirming, but like Mulder, I believe! She got the idea from her friend Tzikeh who saw it online on a t-shirt.

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  1. Avatar for Matt Moyer
    Matt Moyer August 30th, 2004

    This photo made me laugh out loud in a public library, thanks for sharing. (Found from BoingBoing http://www.boingboing.net)

  2. Avatar for Koba
    Koba August 30th, 2004

    I wonder if anyone knows the gal who's holding the sign... Anyone???

  3. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 30th, 2004

    I had the same reaction! But I wasn't in a public library.



    It's a great statement, but one I'm sure less than 10% of the surrounding population will get.



    "Hmmm.. Less than. Slash. Bush. Greater than. What does it all mean!?"



  4. Avatar for Anal
    Anal August 30th, 2004

    </SALUTE> Sorry, that was driving me nuts

  5. Avatar for more anal
    more anal August 30th, 2004

    <technically>

    <SALUTE/> is just fine as a standalone tag.



    regardless, that sign is

    <friggin hilarious="true" />



    </technically>

  6. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 30th, 2004

    Actually, what I put (<SALUTE/>) is the correct HTML representation of a FULL Salute. ;)



    It's equivalent to <SALUTE></SALUTE>

    But then again, the only people who care are anal geeks like you and me. :)



    And for you non geeks out there, this image is funny because </TagName> is the format for an HTML end tag. Thus, </BUSH> means end Bush or in other words, no more Bush. I showed this to my lovely wife who basically replied, "umm...ok. I think I'll continue to have a life while you do your nerd thing."

  7. Avatar for scott reynen
    scott reynen August 30th, 2004

    anal, that was a closed tag, so there was no need to close it again. in fact, doing so is (ironically) invalid.

  8. Avatar for an anonymous coward
    an anonymous coward August 30th, 2004

    <SPAN id="2000">

    <BLINK />

    <RUB class="eyes" />

    <BLINK />

    </SPAN>

  9. Avatar for Spreeblick
    Spreeblick August 30th, 2004

    This must be the coolest protest sign I have ever seen. Political nerds rule. :)...

  10. Avatar for John E.
    John E. August 30th, 2004

    I think this has turned into a great example of how little HTML most people know.



    <br> stands on it's on, but <br/> is the new way to write a tag.



    So <salute/> would be the new way to write <salute>



    <rant>



    So why anyone would think that <salute/> was supposed to be </salute> (end salute?) shows how far we are from a widely accepted HTML standard and the president must bring this issue to the forefront of world policy!



    </rant>

  11. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 30th, 2004

    In all fairness, I think "anal" thought I was intending to mimic the </BUSH> tag with my salute.



    However, I implore both candidates to take a stance on XHTML! But then again, do we want the government mucking up tech standards?



    "In the news today, the Pentagon announced it purchased a $20 million <BLINK> tag."

  12. Avatar for Koba
    Koba August 30th, 2004

    Right after Bush finishes his crusade against steroid use...

  13. Avatar for Juiced Thoughts
    Juiced Thoughts August 30th, 2004

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe that is valid XHTML Transitional 1.0 Markup :) I found it funny......

  14. Avatar for Brad
    Brad August 30th, 2004

    After I took this picture, I contemplated making a sign even geekier for the next protest and if that were possible. I came up with:



    bush.impeach();



    or



    bush.destroy();



    In the end it doesn't matter because it would never compete with the giant foam penis that was running around or the group of topless women with stickers over their nipples, which, by the way, I would describe as:



    nipples.setCoveredWith( "stickers" ) == AWESOME



  15. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 30th, 2004

    What did the stickers say?

  16. Avatar for Brad
    Brad August 30th, 2004

    They were circles with Bush's face on it and some text around it. Despite my intense curiosity, I didn't think I could get away with a closer look without getting mauled.

  17. Avatar for Discourse.net
    Discourse.net August 30th, 2004

    Geekiest protest sign (via the great BoingBoing)...

  18. Avatar for blog^2
    blog^2 August 30th, 2004
  19. Avatar for Donald Larson
    Donald Larson August 30th, 2004

    </kerry> -- an empty tag for an empty candidate. He probably would create his political stances in xml as &lt;/flop&gt;&lt;flop&gt;&lt;/flip&gt;&lt;/flip&gt;



    ;-)



    Don

  20. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 30th, 2004

    BRAD: So their message was lost among the horny male segment?



    DON: That should be <KERRY />. ;)

  21. Avatar for Koba
    Koba August 30th, 2004

    Don, didn't you get Rove's memo? The flip-flop thing was last week. This week you're supposed to defend racial profiling, Japanese internment, and swift boat veterans for truth, justice, and the American way.

  22. Avatar for Web Frog
    Web Frog August 30th, 2004

    PHOTO: When Nerds Protest The RNC....

  23. Avatar for Jon Hanna
    Jon Hanna August 30th, 2004

    Okay, you guys are nerds. But the fact that you keep calling something HTML when it isn't, but it is perfectly valid XML is driving me nuts. So I guess I'm even nerdier. Do I win a prize or something.



    If we were going to have XML models for US Presidential Candidates, would the fact that Kerry is Bush-Lite make him more appropriate for mobile devices?

  24. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 30th, 2004

    Jon, are you trying to say:



    <Corporations size="big">

    <Pocket>

    <Candidate name="Bush" />

    <Candidate name="Kerry" />

    </Pocket>

    </Corporations>



    ???



    Personally I think a math expression exposes the truth better.



    Kerry < 2*Evil



    ;)

  25. Avatar for datacloud
    datacloud August 30th, 2004

    [via boing-boing]...

  26. Avatar for Koba
    Koba August 30th, 2004

    Jon Hanna's mobile device joke is probably going to be the climax here... Give him a prize for the joke, not for being a nerd (because it could be SGML as well right?)...

  27. Avatar for vapid.com
    vapid.com August 30th, 2004

    When Nerds Protest The RNC....

  28. Avatar for Charles Miller
    Charles Miller August 30th, 2004

    In XML, <foo/> is the equivalent of writing <foo></foo>



    In HTML, which strictly should follow SGML rules, <foo/> is the equivalent of writing <foo>&gt;. No browser actually parses HTML this way, but it's the rule regardless. You get tripped up if you start parsing HTML using something based on a real SGML parser, though, since people tend to stick those XHTML-like constructs around even when the whole rest of the document is vanilla HTML4.



    So I guess the lesson is not to say HTML when you mean XML. :)

  29. Avatar for miss-information.net
    miss-information.net August 30th, 2004

    "This is the geekiest protest sign ever -- photo taken by a friend in New York" says <a href="http://haacked.com/archive/..." target="_blank">Phil Haack</a> who posted this picture on his blog.

    <table align="center"><tr><td><img class="floatpicright" src="http://miss-information.net..." alt="RNC: Geeks against Bush" /></td></tr><tr><td align="center"><font size="-2">Brad Kagawa via <a href="http://koba.europe.webmatri..." target="_blank">Kyle</a>, via <a href="http://haacked.com/archive/..." target="_blank">You've been hacked</a>, via <a href="http://www.boingboing.net/2..." target="_blank">Boing-Boing</a></font></td></tr></table>

  30. Avatar for Cynical-C Blog
    Cynical-C Blog August 30th, 2004

    This sign is pretty funny. I am sure this will be the last we see of these geeky signs. &lt/SARCASM&gt (via Boing Boing)...

  31. Avatar for Clara
    Clara August 30th, 2004

    Actually, they've been selling that as a t-shirt for a while now: http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/tshirt.php?sku=a335



    =)

  32. Avatar for mirali314@yahoo.co.in
    mirali314@yahoo.co.in August 30th, 2004

    hi

    ples, send for me photos of sixegirl

    by

  33. Avatar for jake
    jake August 30th, 2004

    I just keep going back to making xHTML which regardless of closing and opening tab problems, it's correct if we assume it was opened in 2000, it's not valid for being in all caps. It should be </bush> which I am glad that the t-shirts that Clara pointed out do. :) Yah geeks!!

  34. Avatar for Say Anything
    Say Anything August 30th, 2004

    Those of us on the right who are spending a lot of time criticizing the protesters for some of their weird outfits might want to get a look at some of the convention attendees before we say too much more...

  35. Avatar for shalott
    shalott August 31st, 2004

    Hey -- that's actually me with my sign in the photo, but I have to give credit where it's due -- my friend tzikeh saw the slogan online while browsing (she thinks it was probably at http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/tshirt.php?sku=a335 , the same link Clara posted up above). She mentioned it to me when I was trying to figure out what to put on my sign, and I immediately went for it.



    Glad you all got a kick out of it regardless of its compliance to the latest HTML standard. ;) The march was a blast.

  36. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 31st, 2004

    Hi Shalott! Thanks for posting (if indeed you are who you say you are). ;) You're now famous among a decent sized coterie of geeks. Ummm... congratulations I guess?



    One major benefit, if you ever have computer problems, instant tech-support. Just ask my wife.

  37. Avatar for Mark
    Mark August 31st, 2004

    </Moonbat Liberals>

  38. Avatar for shalott
    shalott August 31st, 2004

    Thanks, Haacked. Actually, I build the computers in our house, so no need for the tech support. ::g:: But it's still cool to see the sign online.

  39. Avatar for blunted on reality
    blunted on reality August 31st, 2004

    From haccked.com: (thanks, Josh)...

  40. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 31st, 2004

    Shalott, with a sign like that, I should have guessed. Then again, I was just assuming you were a software geek. ;)



    Mark: What's a Moonbat? </Snirkelfargen Conservatives>

  41. Avatar for Fizzle
    Fizzle August 31st, 2004

    Actually, it's perfectly reasonable to put it in all caps. Capitalization is a non-issue here. While I, personally, think coding looks neater when it's all in lower case, there is no reason why one cannot do it LIKE THIS.



    And, yes, I believe the idea was that it opened in 2000 with <BUSH> and will close this year with </BUSH> if all goes well.



    Though, really, they should be using stylesheets. Stylesheets are so much nicer.

  42. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 31st, 2004

    Fizzle, Actually if you read my post here http://haacked.com/archive/2004/08/31/1031.aspx you'll see that capitalization is an issue if you wish to be XHTML compliant.



    If you're only concerned with XML or HTML individually, then yes, it's a non-issue. But according to the W3C spec, lowercase is required for XHTML. It makes sense. In XML, the <li> <LI> <Li> elements are all different elements.

  43. Avatar for Fizzle
    Fizzle August 31st, 2004

    Interesting. I have to admit that I was not aware of that. I'll go read that post.

  44. Avatar for Booyah Kashak
    Booyah Kashak August 31st, 2004

    Okay, all you people who keep going on about the <br/> tag, and the <salute/> tag, please get a clue. XML is defined by the Infoset, and the infoset deals with elements, not tags.



    If you're going to talk about something you don't know anything about, please try to learn the lingo and use it correctly. Otherwise, you sound like patsers yapping away over a chess game about how the horsey could eat the castle if he only jumped over the priest.

  45. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 31st, 2004

    Umm Ok, thanks Ali G. Although I WAS talking about elements (refer to comment 1049) when discussing XHTML. In HTML, they were called tags (as HTML wasn't XML until XHTML).

  46. Avatar for Koba
    Koba August 31st, 2004

    Vanilla Creme Brulée

    6 large egg yolks

    6 tablespoons sugar

    1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

    1 1/2 cups whipping cream

    6 teaspoons granulated sugar (or 8 -12 teaspoons packed brown sugar).



    Preheat oven to 325°F.



    Whisk yolks and 6 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl to blend. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean. Gradually whisk the cream into the sugar. Divide mixture among 6 - 3/4 cup custard cups or ramekins. Arrange dishes in 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Pour enough hot water into pan to come halfway up sides of dishes.



    Bake custards approximately 35-40 minutes until the custard is set. Do not overbake or your custard will be rubbery. Remove the pan from the oven and remove custard cups from the water. Allow custards to cool before placing in the refrigerator. Chill overnight.



    Two hours before serving:

    Preheat broiler. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar atop each custard. Place dishes on small baking sheet. Broil until sugar just starts to caramelize, rotating sheet for even browning, about 2 minutes. Chill until caramelized sugar hardens, about 2 hours.

  47. Avatar for Booyah Kashak
    Booyah Kashak August 31st, 2004

    No, HTML was an application of SGML, and they are also elements in SGML, as you can see in the "Element Reference" (not 'Tag Reference") at http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-pubtext.html

  48. Avatar for braintag
    braintag August 31st, 2004

    via cory...

  49. Avatar for Brian Hampson
    Brian Hampson August 31st, 2004

    I think that evil comment:



    : Kerry < 2*Evil



    Would be better expressed as:



    Kerry = Min(Evil1,Evil2)



    :)

  50. Avatar for Sven Krona
    Sven Krona August 31st, 2004

    That is invalid markup...





    - Sven





    Michael_Moore = Abs(Useless)



    <a href="http://swemusings.blogspot.com/">swemusings.blogspot.com</a>

  51. Avatar for Deeva
    Deeva August 31st, 2004

    Det hr r nog en av de nrdigaste protestskyltarna jag ngonsin sett. Men jag ska, om n lite motvilligt, erknna att jag garvade t den. Frgan r bara om Bush skrattar lika mycket....

  52. Avatar for Lady Crumpet's Armoire
    Lady Crumpet's Armoire August 31st, 2004

    When Nerds Protest the RNC *snort*...

  53. Avatar for Gentry
    Gentry August 31st, 2004


    Mabye she was proclaiming that she is uh, well groomed.



  54. Avatar for JonathanReese.com
    JonathanReese.com August 31st, 2004

    I love it! [from haacked.com] [more at Boing Boing]...

  55. Avatar for Zhimbo
    Zhimbo August 31st, 2004

    All of this anti-Bush geekiness pales in comparison to the sig file a friend of mine has been using for some time now...:



    W = (-president)^1/2



    Now THAT'S nerdy protest. XML/HTML is so nouveau nerd.

  56. Avatar for Koba
    Koba August 31st, 2004

    Zhimbo: Decoupage is artistic sleight of hand. What appears to be a painted design is actually paper, glued in place. What looks like lacquer is just a few coats of clear varnish. And what begins as an unremarkable piece of furniture becomes a bold, modern design statement, when adorned with leaves and vines. You might embellish an armoire with oversize tropical foliage or cover a plain dresser with Victorian botanical prints. Suddenly, that forgettable piece becomes the focus of the room.

  57. Avatar for Harz
    Harz September 1st, 2004

    What about these suggestions?:



    Replace GB v2.1 with JK v1.0

    enriched features, more stable and userfriendly



    Or:

    Get GB patch now!



    Or:

    GBPatch released 07.30.04



    Or somehow like:

    fixed mental holes,

    compatible with rest of the world,



    (Just some Cent from middle of Old Europe, Germany, where many observers wonder about approx 1/2 of US voters wishing to give a 2. chance to such an untalented and ignorant person. Does that huge sized nation really posesses no alternative?)

    Found this site at at http://www.intern.de/news/5966.html

    also nice:

    http://www.pleasurecaptains.com/Bush_In_Vietnam.html

    and astonishing:

    http://www.blackboxvoting.org/



  58. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked September 1st, 2004

    Booyah Kashak. Allow me to refer you to Section 3.2.1 of the HTML 4.0 spec. It discusses the differences between an element and a tag. As you pointed out, XML is the infoset, therefore it is possible for elements within a document to exist without a tag.



    However, a tag is the textual representation within an HTML document of an HTML element. Therefore, there's nothing wrong with discussing the html TAG on the protest sign. If it was purely an XML tag, the sign might as well be blank as there's no canonical representation of an XML element node (i.e. it could be stored as binary, text, DOM, etc... ).

  59. Avatar for President Leechman
    President Leechman September 1st, 2004

    <style type=text/css>

    #bush {

    }

    </style>

    <div id=bush>Bush ain't got no style, sugar.</div>

  60. Avatar for eTalkinghead
    eTalkinghead September 1st, 2004

    Although Im not at the Republican National Convention, I know my fellow Republicans join me in thanking all those diligent protesters out there for showing up in New York. What would otherwise have been a relatively lackluster affair with only...

  61. Avatar for Juvenall Wilson
    Juvenall Wilson September 1st, 2004

    How about in PHP?



    <? if ($Kerry == "Elected") {$life == "good"} ?>

  62. Avatar for Tha Ultimate European
    Tha Ultimate European September 1st, 2004

    Don't you Americans understand that you are stupid, puritein, selfish idiots who think that the world cares about the fact that Bush or Kerry becomes president? As soon as you realise that the world is larger then just the US you will kno that the rest of this world laughs at you, with your stupid president. Whether it's it is John or George, it still sucks....

  63. Avatar for Marcus Porter
    Marcus Porter September 1st, 2004

    I suspect you mean

    <? if ($Kerry == "Elected") {$life = "good"} ?>



    Unless you are going for a more sublte statement of "if Kerry is elected nothing will change (life will be good if it previously was, not if it wasn't)

  64. Avatar for yohann
    yohann September 1st, 2004

    I think this election is already over. Democrats backing Republicans in numbers too large to ignore. I even heard Dennis Miller say he would rather have a president who wanted to kill the terrorists before they kill more of us!



    Viva Senor Bush



    Kerry = null

  65. Avatar for Juvenall Wilson
    Juvenall Wilson September 1st, 2004

    Touche, Marcus. :-)

  66. Avatar for Chomps
    Chomps September 2nd, 2004

    No matter what there's a close tag next december. A new open tag can be created if the DTD allows it.

  67. Avatar for jim
    jim September 2nd, 2004

    I truly hope you guys continue this thread and forget to vote

  68. Avatar for stashed away
    stashed away September 2nd, 2004

    First day of my second to last year of high school and what day do they choose to start it on? A Thursday, yes Mssr. D. Adams, you were quite right the world does end on Thursdays. I should have...

  69. Avatar for Kill the Sun
    Kill the Sun September 2nd, 2004

    The &lt;/bush&gt; "End Bush" protest sign in the form of an HTML tag was amusing. The debate over whether or not the tag is W3C compliant is disturbing and sad....

  70. Avatar for An Aussie
    An Aussie September 3rd, 2004

    Yes, I agree with the Ultimate European, No one else in the world really cares about the Americans, they all think you are very isolated in your own little country and dont know anything else about the world. Trust me, ask any person from any other country they will say the same. But personally, Go bush.

  71. Avatar for scrappengal
    scrappengal September 3rd, 2004

    Geeze you guys are way toooo nerdy. Dumb! Dumb! Doh! I like most Americans are tried of the childishness displayed by the Dems. Doh! It wasn't the Swift Boat ads that sank Kerry, it was the childish comments. For example the "Get rid of Mad Cowboy Disease" ad by the DNC. Why should we take a candidate serious when his supporters treat the election like it was for junior high class president. And i'm really tried of the vote for me I have metal in my butt line. Give us real issues, truthful comments and stop all the whinning.

  72. Avatar for Ontario Emperor
    Ontario Emperor September 3rd, 2004

    Definitely creative.

  73. Avatar for John
    John September 4th, 2004

    *ahem* You mean seriousLY, I'm sure.



    I have a legitimate question for scrappengal, however. I don't like Kerry, either, but I haven't heard one convincing argument for Bush. Keep in mind that I dislike his views from the outset because my mom is gay, but I would like to hear what about him you think is so excellent that he should be our president. Seriously, the people to whom I have spoken have been utter morons with no valid opinions on his issues. Now, I know that there must be informed Republicans out there with reasons other than that "He's a God-fearing, family-oriented man" because I can't bear to think that an entire 50% of the country could possibly be that stupid. As an American citizen, how do you justify your vote for Bush? Please be specific and back up your points.

  74. Avatar for Scrapbooking
    Scrapbooking September 4th, 2004

    This one is REALLY COOL! Funny...

  75. Avatar for Curious
    Curious September 4th, 2004

    I'm not a HTML coder but I can't help notice that a lot of you WRITE like you know what you're talking about, yet you all contradict each other as to what is 'correct'. Coding imitates art imitating life. Go ./configure..



  76. Avatar for scrappengal
    scrappengal September 4th, 2004

    You missed my point completely!!!! I am totally feed up with the ongoing childishness displayed by the campaign (period). An editorial in my local paper clearly stated the issue. Kerry can't win just on Bush-bashing. Given recent polls I would say this approach to the campaign is loosing votes. Most voters want adult discussions of the issues and when you see childish DNC ads you really do move on to another site. I was criticizing the tatics being used by Kerry's supporters not the persons individually. Name-calling proves nothing but close-mindness. Sorry you took offense. I also have relatives who are gay, but regard other issues more important. The other side of your question involves 50% of the population who support Bush. Surely you did not mean to imply-like Moore-that Americans are stupid. Most Americans would disagree with that comment.

  77. Avatar for Koba
    Koba September 4th, 2004

    you can say that again... oh, nevermind

  78. Avatar for Shaghaghi.net
    Shaghaghi.net September 4th, 2004

    When Geeks Protest

  79. Avatar for eric irani
    eric irani September 4th, 2004

    we love bush you should be a middleastern to know who he is so let us to repeat bush again <bush>

  80. Avatar for Mark
    Mark September 5th, 2004

    Sorry, this is the geekiest thing ever, but it has to be said.



    "Actually, what I put (<SALUTE/>) is the correct HTML representation of a FULL Salute. ;)



    It's equivalent to <SALUTE></SALUTE>"



    "<SALUTE/> is just fine as a standalone tag."



    As far as I'm aware, the tag needs to be written as <SALUTE /> with a space before the / for it to be correct.



    On a normal person's note, that's a great sign.



  81. Avatar for Minh’s Notes
    Minh’s Notes September 5th, 2004

    Of the many political banners and signs I&rsquo;ve seen since the 2000 campaign, this has <em>got</em> to be the best!

  82. Avatar for Skipka
    Skipka September 5th, 2004

    really great photo lol

  83. Avatar for Live from the Nuke Free Zone
    Live from the Nuke Free Zone September 6th, 2004

    A batch of MLP, mostly about the Bush/Kerry campaign.

  84. Avatar for machekku
    machekku September 6th, 2004

    > But according to the W3C spec, lowercase is required for XHTML.



    It's not like this. XHTML is case-sensitive. So, if in W3C specification you have <li>, you have to write it like this to mean list-item-tag. If W3C put <Li> in their specification, we'd have to write <Li> to be correct, etc.

    But - for some reason - they define all the tags in lowercase.





    > As far as I'm aware, the tag needs to be written as <SALUTE /> with a space before the / for it to be correct.



    This space is only to help existing browsers to read the tags with an unexpected /.

  85. Avatar for event horizon
    event horizon September 7th, 2004

    .bush {display:none !important;}

  86. Avatar for event horizon
    event horizon September 7th, 2004

    sorry ... one more (can't help it hehe)



    mysql_close($GLOBALS["bush"]) or die();

  87. Avatar for My Whim Is Law
    My Whim Is Law September 7th, 2004

    ...particular code snippet programmed in on my machine. But it's one I deeply believe in. And come November 2nd, I hope it's one we'll all have rendered obsolete......

  88. Avatar for return to top
    return to top September 7th, 2004

    Of course, this all presumes that Bush can, in fact, read.

  89. Avatar for just chechking
    just chechking September 8th, 2004

    <>&lt;&gt;

  90. Avatar for just chechking
    just chechking September 8th, 2004

    OK, how about,



    <bush class"" style""></bush>

  91. Avatar for Paul D
    Paul D September 10th, 2004

    I prefer:



    <bush id="dictator" style="visibility: hidden; display: none; !important" />



    bush:after { content: "hurray!"; }

  92. Avatar for JoeDaisycutter
    JoeDaisycutter September 22nd, 2004

    The fun part about this is that since < and > are so under-used in language, that every tag-involved scripting or programming language currently in widespread use uses it... So I think just about everyone on this whole comment list, by now, has stated an actual and probable code tidbit.



    <Patching to... Bush 2.0>

    -- Removing stick from butt... Completed.

    -- Applying Betty Ford treatment... Completed.

    -- Enhancing speech recognition... Completed.

    -- Replacing blood with liquid cocaine... Completed.

    -- Attempting Reboot... ... ... ... ... System crashed.

    <Patch failed; Program release v1.0 broken>

    <Initiating Vote for Kermit The Frog>



    Oh, and I hate people that whine about whining whiners. To achieve a level of self-loathing necessary for the kind of whining your really need to do in politics takes a great achievement in ambition toward whining. People can't honestly expect that whining comes naturally? No, its a learned skilled. You have to pick it up from whiney parents, whiney friends, and the whiniest damn country I've ever lived in... And to the earlier comment about michael moore?... America -is- stupid. But we like it that way. The Rockefellers didn't start standardised schooling through massive donations so that kids could be smart, the robber-barons did it so kids would be pliable. It gives the elitist software-industrial complex a leg up and an easier lifestyle ;)



    Hell, if it weren't for whiners, we'd have to whine for ourselves... Can't have that, now can we? Sheesh. I mean really... Then where would cynical sarcasm get us?

  93. Avatar for one more...
    one more... October 3rd, 2004

    All the good one's have been taken....but I was just fooling around in debian :D (sorry I don't have the exact syntax and messages :P)



    apt-get install bush

    Checking Dependency Tree...

    1 dependency is required: vote-recount

    2 package(s) will be removed: saddam weapons-mass-destruction

    1 package(s) will be upgraded: iraq



    Error

    weapons-mass-destruction was not found. Check sources.

    iraq was unable to be upgraded; previous version did not require upgrade

  94. Avatar for LuAnn
    LuAnn October 8th, 2004

    I didn't find it very funny - just another lame excuse to bash Bush when they don't even know the treasonist things that Kerry has done and will do if elected.



    Nerds are ususally intelligent - not this time

  95. Avatar for arshadsaidakhunzada
    arshadsaidakhunzada October 9th, 2004

    you to send me sixy poto







  96. Avatar for rob
    rob November 4th, 2004

    better reopen that BUSH tag, four more years baby

  97. Avatar for none of my busines really
    none of my busines really January 19th, 2005

    what about the real issue at hand- turning the states in the right (meaning "left" if you have to label it) direction?!? the picture's fab and all, but mates we gotta take some action instead of quibbing about microscopic details... Not One Damn Dime Day and shit of that naturer

  98. Avatar for anti-lib
    anti-lib February 18th, 2005

    Shouldn't the caption for this picture actually be " When socialist ass-kissers protest the RNC"?

  99. Avatar for 尖锐湿疣
    尖锐湿疣 March 17th, 2005

    Good!

  100. Avatar for Luna
    Luna March 24th, 2005


    The picture is great.



    I want to learn more about HTML & XML you guys are talking about. I honestly didn't think I would 'get' your jargon, but I understood a little and now I want to learn. If you guys have time I would appreciate a yea or nay.



    Thanks :)

    Luna

  101. Avatar for Emily Hobbs
    Emily Hobbs March 31st, 2005

    Bush sucks!

  102. Avatar for Emily Hobbs
    Emily Hobbs March 31st, 2005

    I love this pic.

  103. Avatar for Emily Hobbs
    Emily Hobbs March 31st, 2005

    Bush sucks!

  104. Avatar for Emily Hobbs
    Emily Hobbs March 31st, 2005

    I love that photo!

  105. Avatar for rafal k
    rafal k April 22nd, 2005

    great picture! lol

  106. Avatar for viagra
    viagra May 13th, 2005

    lol

  107. Avatar for milius
    milius May 22nd, 2005

    hahaha - nice picture!

  108. Avatar for sexshop
    sexshop May 22nd, 2005

    <please>more! :-)</please!>

  109. Avatar for Rita
    Rita November 21st, 2006

    Good work, excellent work!:) Best of luck, thumbs up!

  110. Avatar for Rob
    Rob March 3rd, 2007

    No, wait, this is a Christian Fundamentalist message telling people not to have sex with women. Looks like the righties scored a stealth hit in the midst of Leftland. (Or maybe "Lefthand" considering the nerd factor.)

  111. Avatar for emmy
    emmy May 18th, 2007

    I don't get it...?