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The Tally Ho

Friday, September 10, 2004

All From Atrios

Cheney: Economic Stats Miss Ebay.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Indicators measure the nation's unemployment rate, consumer spending and other economic milestones, but Vice President Dick Cheney says it misses the hundreds of thousands who make money selling on eBay.

"That's a source that didn't even exist 10 years ago," Cheney told an audience in Ohio. "Four hundred thousand people make some money trading on eBay."

John Edwards, soon to replace Cheney as Vice President, replied:
“If we only included bake sales and how much money kids make at lemonade stands, this economy would really be cooking,” Edwards said in a statement.

Atrois also weighs in on the Typewriter Proportional Spacing Gate. He writes:
I'm not going to spend the day arguing about fonts and typewriters, because the whole thing is so goddamn stupid, but what kind of "experts" in this are are unable to do a google search in 5 seconds and discover that IBM had been marketing a basic typewriter with proportional spacing since the late 1940s.
I like the jpg that goes along with this post...

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