How Taguchi? So Taguchi! Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
A long look at the career of Andy Partridge. “To me, success is really making enough money to be able to carry on making music. That’s success.”
- Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade?
In an attempt to prove that the credibility of Wikipedia is suspect, one man attempts to insert false facts. He then encounters the Wiki police.
- Most Newspapers Not Using Web to Full Potential
Um, gee, where have we heard this before?
- NBC’s Script Needs A Rewrite
More thoughts on NBC’s alternatives.
- Studio stirs up Dixie Chicks movie controversy
Man, those Dixie Chicks are still scaring the big boys.
- Diebold quietly repaired voting machines
The biggest threat to democracy: Diebold’s voting machines. In this episode, they make fixes without telling anyone, possibly violating their contract.
- Humorless Dave Rips O’Reilly
One wonders why Bill O’Reilly keeps coming back for more. One doesn’t have to wonder why David Letterman lets him.
- L.A. Times’s epic battle to retain glory – and profits
Stop being so willing to accept that profits are the only reason of newspapers. Or maybe, stop rolling over. Or maybe…it’s the news, stupid! Whatever it is, if newspapers are going to survive, they need to be relevant. Focus there, first.
- How to steal an election by hacking the vote
Vote early, vote often, and remember – vote for Pedro.
- Pete Townshend blows off Howard Stern
No. Not that way. Get your mind out of the gutter.
- Tara Reid Gets ‘Ugliest’ Boob Job Repaired
- K-Fed: ‘If you want to hate me, cool, hate me’
Done. And done.
- 830! How a carpenter got the highest Scrabble score ever.
Well, for one thing, he got 365 points on a single word: QUIXOTRY. But who hasn’t done that?
- Has the iPod changed anything?
Well, it has certainly changed the fate of Apple. Though some us might argue — when we get the time — that the TiVo is actually a more revolutionary product.
- Kurt Cobain Leads Forbes’ Dead Top Earners, Rocker Supplants Elvis As No. 1 On Sixth Annual List
All you can say about this is that at least Francis Bean will be taken care of. Hopefully.
- NBC Revives Thursday Comedy Block
NBC zags, and goes with their historical strength. It’s a good gamble, putting their three best comedies — their three best shows, really — on back-to-back-to-back. Also, as Rox would say: "SCRUBS!!"
- Stem Cell Opponents To Air Celebrity Ad, To Rebut Ad Featuring Michael J. Fox, World Series Pitcher Speaks Out Against Missouri Amendment
The National League ‘Loper household has been rooting for the Cardinals. This makes it just a bit more difficult. Except, of course, there are no doubt Tigers (and many other ballplayers) who agree with him.