Today’s links of interest:
- It’s no joke: IU study finds The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to be as substantive as network news
We love when studies prove unconventional wisdom that we’ve already held to be self-evident.
- Good News, Bad News for Papers
Turns out that the kids are heading for newspaper websites to read news. Hmm, seems like we’ve heard that one somewhere.
- Getting back into the groove
Vinyl absolutely refuses to go quietly into the good night. After all, it reasons, disappearing did absolutely nothing to enhance the 8-track’s reputation.
- Concert promoters sell fewer tickets but earn bigger profits
Hmm, sales down, dollars up. Anyone else want to guess who’s getting burned in this situation?
- NBC to pull plug on lowly rookie "Kidnapped"
Television. It’s a tough game.
- Tomorrow’s Robots Could Have Whiskers
Great, so humanity is going to be enslaved by robot cats?
- Paris Hilton says Shanna Moakler hit her
No matter what, it wasn’t nearly hard enough.
- Fox shows on MySpace during MLB playoffs
Hey everybody, remember when the whole point of MySpace was *user*-generated content? Boy, that sure seemed quaint.
- Michael Jackson ‘ready to take over the world’
One 10-year-old boy at at time.
- Robert Anton Wilson Needs Our Help
Bob Wilson is a living legend. It’s just too bad he’s living in a time and place that doesn’t value counter culture heros. After a long period of bad health, Wilson is now having trouble paying the rent. It’s a sad story.
- Tom Waits Describes His New 3-Disc Set, "Orphans"
I once knew someone who was physically afraid of Tom Waits’ voice. She used to freak out when she heard his version of "Heigh-Ho." My guess is that this album could quite possibly kill her.
- Capable Replacement
Paul Westerberg is back, with songs on the soundtrack of "Open Season." And battling Axl Rose for the soul of Tommy Stinson.