Bear with us as we try to remove those terrible Disqus ads from the comments area…

Disqus is the system we use to power the comments on Slugger. The company has started to put ads into our comments section of our site without even telling us. As you can imagine I am extremely annoyed at this – I hate crappy online ads as much as you do. Supposedly we can remove the ads if we pay them $10 a month, but as yet there is no mechanism on their site to do this. I don’t mind paying …

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Is humour the best way to communicate a political message?

Two videos went viral this week from two national leaders in Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu First Obama took to Buzzfeed to promote the deadline for people to sign up to his healthcare plan Then we have Likud’s recent funny election ads with Netanyahu as a baby sitter What do you make of them? Would a funny ad sway your vote? David McCannDavid McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter …

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