Stay F---! Best of 2005

Carrie McLaren stay.free at verizon.net
Sat Jan 14 17:59:06 EST 2006


Hey all, sorry for being so delinquent lately in getting these 
updates out. Between planning a move to Prospect Lefferts and trying 
to make money, I've had a serious shortage of (stay) free time... 
but. in case you missed them, here are the most popular web items we 
posted last year.  -- carrie


BEST OF STAY FREE! DAILY - 2005

AN INQUIRY INTO THE EFFECTS OF PRESERVATIVES IN MCDONALD'S FOOD
Or, What Does the Fungus Know That You Don't?
(Our at-home test of the difference between McDonald's and local fast food.)
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/06/mcdonalds_exper.html

PANEXA
http://www.panexa.com
A parody of pharmaceutical advertising, by Jason Torchinsky. See also 
Gelf Magazine's interview with Carrie about the ad: 
http://www.gelfmagazine.com/mt/archives/pillpopping.html

TAKING THE PERMISSION SOCIETY SERIOUSLY
Carrie asks the copyright authorities for permission to sing "Happy 
birthday" to her father
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/09/happy_birthday.html

CAN'T A GAY BATMAN GET A BREAK?
DC Comics goes after painter Mark Chamberlain
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/08/gay_batman.html

HOW DID MAD HOT BALLROOM SURVIVE THE COPYRIGHT CARTEL?
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/06/mad_hot_ballroo.html
An interview with documentary producer Amy Sewell

THE FREAKY UNIVERSE OF MCDONALD'S ADVERTISING
A video history by Tim Harrod
http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/archives/24/mcdonalds-commercials.html

RADIO FREE CLEAR CHANNEL
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/05/radio_free_clea.html

HIKING THROUGH MANHATTAN
Stay Free! talks a walk on New York's deserted Highline
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/07/high_line_trek.html

AMERICAN SCIENCE, RIP
Inspired by the "American Science" series of U.S. postage stamps, we 
created parody stamps that look just like the real thing - only 
featuring God, Bush, and Rick Santorum, and William Jennings Bryant 
in place of the scientists. Download 'em, print 'em in color, and 
scare your friends.
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/08/science_stamps.html

MEET ME BEFORE FIRST PERIOD
Procter & Gamble's launches pre-menstrual tampons; a spoof by our man 
Torchinsky
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/08/meet_me_before_.html

DOES WATCHING TV MAKE YOU STUPID?
A review of Stephen Johnson's overhyped nonsense
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/05/steven_johnson_.html

MALCOLM GLADWELL
Carrie's rant about the latest book I haven't read, Malcolm Gladwell's BLINK
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/02/malcolm_gladwel.html

ADVERTISE ON MY COLON!
A thoughtful response to eBay "human" ad auctions
http://stayfree.typepad.com/stayfree/2005/02/advertise_on_my.html

SUCKING ON THE TIT OF MCDONALD'S
An actual ad from McDonald's ad agency in Austria
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/04/sucking_on_the_.html

THIS MONTH IN NEW YORK CITY CRITICAL MASS OR HOW MUCH DOES IT COST 
THE CITY TO RUN ONE OF THOSE POLICE COPTERS ALL NIGHT?
Matt Ransford recounts a Critical Mass ride in April
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/04/this_month_in_n.html

GEORGE JETSON GETS A PRESENT FROM DOVE
Charles Star notices that a new ad campaign makes more than your hair 
look fuller
http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2005/04/george_jetson_d.html





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