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Who gives a shit about National Bubble Bath Day? We don't. National Take Your Grand Kid Out to Lunch Day? Fuck that, and your grand kid, too. For the really fun days, the ones that nobody else has the imagination to celebrate, days like National Ain't Woke, Do Not Disturb Day℠, National Ignore the Ban on Plastic Straws Day℠, and others visit . . .  The Book of Daze℠.
 
 

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A half-century's worth of smoking pot/hash/shatter/live resin carts has led us to conclude that horoscopes are more fun and more accurate when you're stoned...and they're even better when the person who wrote them was stoned, too. If you're looking to turn over a new leaf, visit GanjaScope.


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Meaner than a 250-pound lesbian Language Arts teacher, The Grammar Prick will split your head if you split an infinitive, dangle a participle, or dare to misuse penultimate. Visit The Grammar Prick.


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There's a saint in every pot, and a prayer card for every condition. Just tell us where it hurts you, and we'll tell you whom to call and where to send your donations. Let us pray.



      
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Brights neither seek nor accept any supernatural "explanations" for life. If that sounds like a bright idea to you, click here.


              
The Pug Bus Blogs On
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Our editor in briefs holds forth on why he doesn't want to be called a white person; the evil that is Mick Jagger; the rise of the alt-middle; and more!"

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Read any two of these classic articles from May 2005 and get the third one for free. Pay only for shipping and handling. Offer good while supplies last.

US Prepared for Flu Pandemic Says Bush
A case of deja vu in reverse or what?

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Johnny wore a wife-beater then he became one.

Mena Suvari Seeks Separation from Mira Sorvino
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West Chester, PA, is home to a public-embarrassment Jackass has-been; a woke university; and the goddamn QVC shopping headquarters. That should be good for a mean-spirited, condescending local news story from time to time.


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No rhetorical questions allowed. No penalties for guessing wrong. Find out just how much you do know about Schrödinger’s cat and other neat shit."



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The book that inspired a website was written by someone who was actually raised by pugs. Postcards is a welcome addition to any nightstand.

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Some photos cannot be shopped. They are perfect just the way god made them. Such perfection does not happen by accident, and wise, indeed, is the man who says "you can't photoshop this."

 

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Enjoy the interviews nobody else has the sack to do. We aren't afraid to stop totally at the surface, because no matter how beautiful a person might be on the inside, you've still got to look at him or her when you're speaking to 'em..Read on.


 
   

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  Edward Snowden Leaks NSA Abuse of Movie Pirating Protocol
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WEST CHESTER, Pa.–In perhaps his most controversial revelation yet, Edward Snowden has leaked details of the National Security Agency (NSA) misuse of the protocol for pirating movies. The latest Snowden leak reveals that NSA employees who are supposed to be monitoring movie piracy are actually pirating movies themselves. This information was published simultaneously in the Washington Post and England's Guardian.

Glenn Greenwald, a Guardian writer who has met with Snowden and has played a lead role in writing about highly classified material the former NSA contractor gathered, said the NSA abuse of movie-pirating protocol is "potentially more embarrassing" than the revelation that NSA officials spy on their girlfriends, wives, and significant others to learn if they are being unfaithful.

       
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"The NSA's flagrant abuses of the power it has arrogated to itself continue to startle," said Mr. Greenwald. "I fail to see how stealing movies under the guise of monitoring illegal downloaders helps to keep the United States safe from terrorists."

Glenn Richter, a lobbyist for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which has called for Mr. Snowden's "immediate capture and execution," vehemently disputed Mr. Greenwald's statement.

"Whenever some scumbag downloads a movie illegally, the terrorists win. Movie pirating costs hundreds of thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars annually. The NSA, by monitoring P2P sites and the vermin that use them, helps prevent those loses. If there is any abuse of NSA power, I am certainly unaware of it. Besides, NSA officials advise me that the incidence of such abuse is too infrequent to catalog, much less be concerned about."

Postcards from the Pug Bus, in the interest of helping concerned patriots make citizens arrests of movie downloaders, will present a series of excerpts of Mr. Snowden's latest disclosures. We begin today with a discussion of virtual private networks.

A virtual private network (VPN) connection achieves two killer, stick-it-to-the-man results: first, a VPN cloaks and encrypts any signal that leaves your computer, making your online activity completely illegible to any eavesdroppers, including your internet service provider (ISP), who, as we know, will gladly sell you out to the first dickhead with a badge who comes along inquiring about your internet habits. With a VPN installed and operating, your ISP doesn't know whether you're off to visit a bomb-making site, a fantasy football site, or a site with links to "free" movies and music. Sweet.

       
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Second, a VPN manipulates your IP address (the string of numbers that identifies your computer), slapping a phony license plate on your internet motoring activity. Here's how that works. When you tell your computer you want to visit a P2P site with file-sharing links to free movies and stuff, the instructions are encrypted and sent, not to that site, but to a server, perhaps in Switzerland or some other exotic locale, owned and operated by the company providing your VPN service. Upon arrival in Switzerland or wherever, those instructions are de-encrypted and, sporting a fake internet address, are sent on to the site you specified. It's like you put a stolen license plate on your beige Toyota before you robbed the drive-thru window at Popeye's.

Thus, if the MPAA or the NSA is monitoring traffic to any site you visit, and they try to follow you home, they will get no further than that server in Switzerland or Moscow or wherever. Not ones to give up without a bluster, the content police will send a letter to the owners of that server, demanding a bunch of things; but if you have chosen your VPN provider wisely, and by that we mean if you have chosen one that does not keep records (and all the best ones do not), the content police will come up with nada, squat, zilch, a handful of fart. You may get a polite, almost obsequious letter from your VPN provider telling you that you have been naughty and suggesting that if this naughtiness continues, they may have to terminate your service. Big whoop, there are lots of VPN providers in the world (as we shall see in the next installment).

Meanwhile, here are half a dozen reasons why thee should get thyself a VPN, like yesterday, dude.

1. Use Public Wi-Fi with Confidence
Public wi-fi is more insecure than Amanda Bynes. That Starbucks or supermarket hotspot or that $10-a-day hotel wi-fi is not safe for confidential email or browsing; but if you log into a public wi-fi network and then connect to a personal VPN on your laptop or tablet, all of your hotspot web use will be encrypted and hidden from prying eyes.

       
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2. Access Interesting Foreign Broadcasts
Because of the dictates of our fucking nanny state, sometimes foreign content cannot be accessed from within the United States of Big Brother. If you have a VPN that provides you with a foreign IP address, however, and all the good ones do, voila, you can view all the foreign television and porn you want. Can you say, "Oh my god, I'm cuming," in Russian?

3. Get Around a Tight-Ass Network at Work or School
If you are a slave to some company, or a student/slave at a school or university, you will be subject to an "Acceptable Use" policy for browsing the web. Acceptable use is often debatable, and many organizations will impose dumb-ass restrictions, like blocking you from checking your Facebook page, visiting YouTube, reading Twitter, stealing music, instant messaging, or even accessing your Gmail or Yahoo mail.

A VPN connection will allow you to "tunnel out" of a restrictive network and connect to otherwise forbidden websites and webmail services. More importantly: your VPN browsing content is scrambled and indecipherable to the network administrator, so she cannot collect any recorded evidence about your specific web activities. Fuck 'er.

4. Download and Upload P2P Files in Privacy
The MPAA and other cinema and music associations have a perpetual hard on for P2P file sharing. These nazis nab offenders by masquerading as file sharers or by eavesdropping on their ISP signals; but a VPN can be a P2P user's best wing man. A VPN connection may slow your downloading speed somewhat (to a scarcely noticeable extent, though, if you've got a fast enough computer); but a VPN will also mask your file downloads, uploads, and actual IP address so that you are unidentifiable by authorities. If you share files and you don't want to risk copyright prosecution or civil lawsuits, VPN is the equivalent of a condom that never breaks.

       
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5. Cloak Your VOIP Phone Calls
Voice-over-IP (internet telephoning) is relatively easy to eavesdrop on. Even crap-level hackers can listen in to your VOIP booty calls. If you regularly use VOIP services like Skype, Lync, or online voice chatting, get a VPN connection or become fluent in Pig Latin.

6. Use Search Engines Without Having Your Searches Logged
Google, Bing, and other search engines will catalog every stinking web search you make, Skippy, then attach your search choices to your computer's IP address and use them to "customize" advertising and future searches for your machine. This might seem unobtrusive and perhaps even useful, like your own Jeeves in a box, but it is also a risk for future public embarrassment. Even if you haven't got anything to hide, you do have something to lose. Like your privacy. So don't let Google store your searches for "anti-depressants," "sex aids," "MBLA," "anger management," and "altar boys at play." Get a VPN and cloak your IP address so you can keep your private searches private.
   

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