Friday, June 28, 2013

of bandits and bad disguises

found on imgfave

one of the reasons bad guys wear disguises is to fool people into thinking the bad guys belong there. simply changing your voice really doesn't cut it unless you're only dealing with blind people.

direct cash is gonna be fast cash soon enough

from here (source image)

thanks to jerome segura for tweeting this. the obvious robbery scenario is one that would definitely not go off without a hitch. the hitch would be required to attach this thing to your truck.

yes we scan

found on memebase

well, now. when it comes to the all seeing eye of mass surveillance, that's a pretty good representation.

they're always around to hear it

found on memebase

with vast spying programs it's safe to say that intelligence agencies know many hidden truths. unfortunately, unlike an oracle, they won't tell those truths to you.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

white house internet husband

found on memebase

i dunno. the world has certainly changed under the obama administration, and i think it's fair to say it's had an effect on hope. i just don't think it was what most people were expecting.

should have chosen paper over plastic

from here (source image)

by the looks of things, this ne'er do well is about to do everyone a favour and enter into the running for the darwin awards.

it's like they're twins

found on memebase

... and the connection between the NSA and overly attached girlfriend continues to get stronger and stronger.

NSA, it's not you, it's me. no, actually it's you.

the most effective way for girls to keep their secrets

found on memebase

pretty sure i've seen this one before, but other people have their own take on this concept.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

if anyone can, it's them

found on thechive

the all seeing, all knowing eye of the US intelligence industrial complex probably knows the secrets to a great many of life's mysteries. like how they get the caramel inside a caramilk bar, or how many licks to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop.

at least it's not "invalid"

found on rage comics

hmmm... i... i really want to try that one.

but not that exact phrase, obviously.

so that's what happened to him

from here (source image)

i'm sure we can all rest easy, now, knowing snowden simply got snowed in. that's what you get for going to russia, i suppose.

this is shopped, of course. i can tell by the pixels and by having seen quite a few photoshops in my time. not shopped by me, though.

how to uninstall mcafee anti-virus

from john mcafee himself. thanks for the laughs, john.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

laughter is the best protection

found on thechive

so, not only is it fun to laugh at bad guys online, apparently it can stop them in real life too.

i wouldn't rely on it though. just like laughter may be the best medicine but i'm still going to take conventional medicine when i'm sick. it's the best because it's the most enjoyable, not necessarily the most effective.

trolling spooks

from here (source article)

can't say i don't enjoy thinking up ways of making the lives of people doing invasive spying more difficult.

never underestimate the value of backup

found on thechive

i have no idea if they'd be able to outrun him (perhaps i had a deprived childhood, i have no idea how fast those things go), but by the look on his face he's clearly been compromised, so a secondary officer could be of benefit here.

my little droney: surveillance is magic

found on boing boing

now, you may think that this little graphic from boing boing is the best thing to come out of this whole spygate controversy, but wait, there's more. my little droney has a twitter account and a store where you can buy shirts and other items with that design on it

Monday, June 24, 2013

can we have the password for your password?

found on failbook

considering how awful many sites are at handling passwords, i wonder if facebook actually accepts non-ASCII-printable characters. some don't even accept normal punctuation.

watch your step

from here (source image)

usually a beware of dog sign is meant as a deterrent, not as a plea to people to be careful they don't squish your tiny little dog under foot.

tweet like the NSA doesn't exist

original tweet

the NSA could really replace all the parts, since they're the ones watching and listening.

the latest trend in ATM skimming

found on i can has cheezburger

i wonder if brian krebs has heard of this one yet.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sexy NSA Commercial With Sasha Grey

wow, it almost makes me want to join. this is certainly better than the TSA advertising on pizza boxes.

can you hear me now? how about now? and now?

found on comixed

does this look familiar? i made something similar about 2 weeks ago. this one seems to be more popular, however, as it made it to the cheezburger homepage.

i imagine plenty like this have been made, actually. it's a natural evolution of the "can you hear me now" meme that verizon created/inspired.

100 percent security

we can't have 100 percent security and also 100 percent privacy? well, gee mr. president, now about not blowing smoke up my ass by talking about 100 percent security in the first place.

what does a secretive government run amok do?

from here

this seemed like kind of an obvious place to take things. i'm surprised i haven't seen anyone else do this yet.

so you want transparency in government

from here (source image)

considering the government has a history of interpreting things differently from everybody else, maybe we should use a word that is less ambiguous. transparency can refer to being both more visible and invisible. the former is what we want from our authorities - we want to be able to see what their doing to make sure they're really protecting our interests. when what they're doing is invisible our authorities can become our adversaries without us even noticing.

who's lie is it anyways

found on memebase

when you can't trust the authorities, who can you trust?

prism, i choose you

from here (source image one and two)

i wonder if the snooping version of pokemon would be called peekymon.

when privacy is a punchline the joke is on us

tweeted by @PRISM_NSA

thanks to whoever is behind the @PRISM_NSA parody account for tweeting this. y'know, just two months ago this wouldn't have had the power that it has now.

feedback has never been so convenient

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as funny as this comic is, take a look at the image filename.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

they know you're a dog now

in answer to your question - no, nothing is sacred, not even that old dog on the internet joke.

want to spook the spooks?

found on memebase

chuck norris fact: the NSA dedicated an entire listening post to just chuck norris and they still couldn't record all the round-house kicks.

lousy surveillance drones merchandise

store section

who didn't see this one coming? ok, i admit it, i didn't see it coming. i was too focused on comics and videos, but this came to me last night.

anyways, it's the usual deal. $0 mark-up for me and it's on a whole bunch of shirts and stuff so go wild and show the government what for.

NSA job satisfaction to drop in 3...2...1...

from here

i feel sorry for spies, what horrible, horrible things they must sift through... wait, no i don't. get a real job, ya bums.

big brother's silver lining

from here

now if only we could find some way to make a meaningful connection with the people surveilling us.

1984: an instruction manual

found on memebase

it's a scary world we live in when the authorities look at a piece of dystopian fiction and think "let's try that"

new waldo book is NSA approved

found on thechive

this book isn't real... yet. it doesn't seem too unrealistic, though, given the recent revelations about the NSA.

those poor intelligence analysts

found on memebase

i don't think my internet history would elicit this reaction, but trying to correlate my dozen or so google accounts to me might.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

don't care about spygate? this one's for you

looks like more people are getting the jealous girlfriend vibe from the government. not quite as creepy as overly attached uncle sam, but still well played. i love the line "privacy is for people who are not kim kardashian". i suppose privacy could be for kim too, but she'd need to make a conscious decision to maintain it.

why haven't we heard this spin yet?

found on memebase

well, if you're still itching to see the best in obama, maybe this will help.

creepy uncle sam

from here

after the overly attached uncle sam video, i can't get the idea of the government as a creepy 'other' rather than one of us. as the gap between the highest authorities and the people they're supposed to serve continues to widen, i wonder what the outcome will be.

there, there. government will make it better

found on failblog

so, with the NSA around you're never truly alone? hmm, that gives me some ideas.

gee, are you a heavy breather, too?

found on comixed

creepy, creepy, mr. president. mrs. obama must be jealous with all the attention your lavishing on the rest of us.

no consolation in "they're doing it too"

found on memebase

gee, you think maybe there's some political commentary one could make about technology design choices? are our entertainment and technology companies treating us as much as adversaries as the government is?

mass spying makes you snuggly and secure

in all likelihood the embed won't work, but just in case here's snuggly the security bear talking about the government spying on it's citizens. go watch the original if it doesn't load here, it's really worth it.

[update: switched over to the youtube version which was recently uploaded so the embed should work now]

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

@goremy takes on spygate

personally, i don't think it's quite as catchy as the one about grandma being indefinitely detained, but it's still pretty good. thanks @goremy

that's not all he'd tap

found on memebase

well, i suppose it's time we graduated from just vilifying obama in memes and started looking at the other people involved (like general keith alexander, director of the NSA)

dark side of the presidency

from here (source image)

if you're going to raise the spectre of 100 percent security, you better not be planning to use that as a motivator to justify your actions.

overly attached government

tweeted by @AmberBaldet

thanks to @AmberBaldet for bringing us another overly attached girlfriend take on the NSA spying controversy. considering the video earlier, i'm sure Laina would approve.

i guess we should have known

found on comixed

in security, the concept of "too good to be true" comes up pretty regularly. i suppose maybe we should have realized that happens in politics too.

overly attached uncle sam

it seems even the overly attached girlfriend is getting in on the political commentary action with this overly attached uncle same video. who knew uncle sam could be so creepy (creepy uncle sam).

Monday, June 17, 2013

first day in the PRISM

found on memebase

yeah, in case you missed it, first day on the internet kid's strategies generally don't work so well.

troll activism

from here

better than troll science, troll activism might actually do some good

and so it begins

found on failblog

so now instead of the FBI it's the NSA that's getting used as a WiFi deterrent. i gotta say, though, that if it really were an NSA honey pot, they probably wouldn't have protected it. they actually WANT to catch your traffic, so they're not going to erect barriers like passwords and encryption.

everyday privacy concerns

found on rage comics

it seems all kinds of people have concerns about the government spying on them now. as well they should, i suppose.

time to troll the NSA

found on memebase

well, if they're going to be nosy, at least they can be handy while they're at it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

eyes see what you did there

from here (source image)

thanks to political dissident for tweeting this hideous attempt to market widespread surveillance. as if advertising will make big brother more acceptable.

clearly it's not hammer time

found on fail blog

i think it's safe to say this person does NOT have a bright future as a penetration tester.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

trolling the security patrol

from here (source image)

i can only imagine how long it must have taken to do that much damage, and so i have to wonder where the security patrol was during all that