Category Archives: Audre Lorde

April 2, 2010, 12:20 am

Thursday’s Fun Facts To Know And Tell

Whoopsie-Daisy! This was so much fun I thought it was an April Fool’s joke, but since I can source it in two places, I don’t think so. Here goes.

Ben Smith at Politico reports that a piece of Republican National Committee direct mail designed to look like the Census went out as a fundraiser. Unlike the Census, however, it contained a telephone number that led callers to a phone sex line. “‘The number in question was a typographical error by a vendor used on this particular mailer — using 1-800 instead of 202,’ said RNC Communications Director Doug Heye,” quoted in Smith’s piece.

Been there, done that — except in my case it was a link assigned by Tiny that took my Twitter followers to a German amateur porn site instead of my blog. I still use Tiny, but now I check the url before I tweet. I recommend that the RNC follow this practice (try calling the number, for example, to see…

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