International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)


You are in a twisty maze of little think-tanks, all different

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. You are in a twisty maze of little think-tanks, all different. Intl. J. Inact., 1:169–171

I wonder if the Competitive Enterprise Institute — the group behind the “Carbon dioxide. They call it pollution. We call it life.” ad — is staffed with magicians. The domain name situation around the CEI web site ( is filled with such wholesome weirdness that I don’t believe it to be the work of mere mortals.

Also, the Heartland Institute turns out to share the same IP address as the “New Coalition for Economic and Social Change”… whatever that is.

Here’s a spiffy diagram to confuse you.




  1. Once you’ve tracked ’em down, here’s what could be done:

    Comment by James Haughton — 2008/11/18 @ 02:46 | Reply

  2. James Haughton:

    Not too sure how that method can be adapted to this situation, alas. 😐

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/11/18 @ 03:59 | Reply

  3. and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

    — Ezekiel 1: 16

    Comment by greenfyre — 2008/11/18 @ 05:34 | Reply

  4. greenfyre:

    Hmm… perhaps the think-tanks’ Throne of Power (so to speak) will contain so many miracles that it’ll crash my PC.

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/11/18 @ 07:39 | Reply

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