PSA: This emoji stands for praying hands, not a high five There seems to be some confusion about what certain emoji actually mean. Gawker brings us word that a TV station in Philadelphia described the emoji pictured above as being for a “high-five” of two hands slapping together, although it’s clearly ... 07/31/2014 - 8:17 am | View Link
'Parks and Recreation' Halloween PSA shows Leslie, April, Tom and Jerry warning about the dangers of trick-or-treating [WATCH] It may be the scariest day of the year ... but it's worth watching for a solid laugh anyway. Check out the Halloween Parks and Rec special below: Parks and Recreation will return with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. The Halloween ... 10/31/2013 - 4:40 am | View Link
10 Educationally Insane Superhero PSA Comics Good call, because Raven on drugs sounds like the scariest thing ever. I'd rather wrestle Darkseid ... Or did Spider-Man finally see the error of his anti-teen sex ways? For more info on PSA comics, superhero and otherwise, definitely check out Polite ... 02/5/2013 - 5:20 am | View Link
Finland Released The Scariest Public Service Announcement We've Ever Seen A new public service announcement from Finland, titled "Monsters," shows parents what their drinking problem may look like through the eyes of their children. It was made by a non-profit that helps children who suffer from alcoholic parents, and it sure ... 09/19/2012 - 2:25 am | View Link
Giuliana Rancic's returning Style series, PSA's and more “In 2011 we faced our scariest obstacle yet when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but as we start 2012 I am happy to say that I am cancer free and focused on living in the present. Bill and I look forward to this new year of opportunity and good ... 01/6/2012 - 6:06 am | View Link
Scary Sharpening Scary sharpening is a versatile honing system using 3M lapping film on float glass. Scary sharpening can be used to sharpen chisels, plane blades, knives, or any tool ... 03/3/2015 - 1:43 pm | View Website
PSA Crash in 1978 Many people don’t know that San Diego was the site of a terrible airline crash in 1978 — PSA Airliner Crash. On Monday, September 25th, San Diego was the scene of ... 03/3/2015 - 9:11 am | View Website
Gun Safety PSA, Because Kids Will Be Kids No matter where you fall on the great gun debate, I think we can ALL agree with this Gun Safety PSA. Because kids will be kids… 03/3/2015 - 8:36 am | View Website
Texting While Driving PSA Causes Stir (VIDEO) The danger caused by texting while behind the wheel is no joke, and as an extremely graphic PSA from the UK shows in almost unbearable detail, the results ... 03/2/2015 - 1:37 pm | View Website
Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis which affects people who suffer from the chronic skin condition, psoriasis. Common symptoms of psoriatic ... 03/2/2015 - 1:16 pm | View Website
Facing scrutiny over its practices for responding to sexual assault, a liberal arts college in Iowa has taken the unusual step of asking federal investigators to review whether three cases were handled appropriately.
Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington asked the U. S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to determine whether the college complied with Title IX, the federal law that bars sex discrimination in education.
 a student activist group, Dissenting Voices, called it a public relations move to get ahead of negative publicity and a Title IX complaint that it filed Feb.
A version of this piece first appeared at digby's Hullabaloo. GP article archive here. Image: American Petroleum Institute's Brooke Alexander, their trademark Pantsuit Lady
I've written quite a bit (for example, here) about the spokesperson in the ubiquitous American Petroleum Institute (API) ads. She's almost an institution, the way "Flo," the spokesperson for Progressive Insurance, is an institution.
It is easy to get discouraged about the American political scene. Billionaires and big business keep spending absurd amounts in buying up politicians and making sure they win elections. Republicans keep moving to the more and more extreme edges of the right. A lot of Democrats are either bought off by Wall Street, ineffectual, or both.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is no slave to the TelePrompTer (Reuters) After Benjamin Netanyahu's speech let me point you toward Jeffrey Goldberg's analysis. Let me also suggest, again, that differences on Iran policy correspond to answers to this one question: Whether the world of 2015 is fundamentally similar to, or different from, the world of 1938.
AP The Obama administration is against intelligence officials leaking classified information—but some conditions may apply. If you're a CIA analyst who talks to reporters, you might end up serving 30 months in federal prison or facing more. Even a reporter could end up being named a co-conspirator by prosecutors. But if you're a decorated general, a former CIA director, and a former member of the Cabinet, you might get off with a $40,000 fine and two years of probation.