Running to Stand Still Edition
Todays links of interest:
- FBI wiretaps dropped due to unpaid bills
See, the telcos have no problem with the government wiretapping their customers. That is, until the bills go unpaid. You gotta draw the line somewhere.
- My Year of Flops Case File # 101 Graffiti Bridge
We are in the final two weeks of Nathan Rabin’s utterly awesome My Year of Flops series, and it will be missed when it is gone, not the least for awesome jokes like this:
"I suspect that anytime (Carmen) Electra visited Paisley Park, it took Prince’s army of manservants, each cloned from Jerome Benton’s DNA, months to get rid of the overwhelming stench of K-Y jelly, cheap perfume, Boone’s Farm, and desperation."
- Amazon Completes DRM-Free Roster With Sony-BMG
As predicted. Now if we can only figure out where our local Amazon store is located, we’ll drive over and buy some download cards.
- J.K. Rowling should lose her copyright lawsuit against the Harry Potter Lexicon. – By Tim Wu – Slate Magazine
It boils down to "fair use," a concept which is continually getting lasers shot at it in our mixed-up, mashed-up digital environment.
A website that has become stuck in time. Quite literally: according to the site, today is Tuesday 12.18.07. Maybe the site has fallen into a black hole. A black hole of of corporate lameness.
- U23D Gives Us a Glimpse of the Music Video Future
Perhaps, but will it rival that one time in 1987 at the Oakland Coliseum when we bought scalped tickets for face value and then snuck in bottles of Bacardi and mixed it with cokes that may or may not have been spiked with shrooms and one of our friends actually started weeping tears of understanding during "With or Without You?"
- Katharine McPhee Latest ‘Idol’ Alum Dropped By Label
Lotsa "American Idol" haters are may be positing that all of the recent alums being dropped by their labels means that it’s finally losing its grip on our imaginations. Unfortunately, the guess here is that it’s the opposite: these are just the logical manifestations of the disposable pop culture that "Idol" celebrates and represents. While it would be ironically awesome if it crashed and burned this season, it won’t.
- Traffic to YouTube, other video sites doubled in 2007
This is probably a place for a "2 Girls, One Cup" joke.
- Panasonic Prepares Billboard-Size TV
Yeeahhh . . . still not big enough.
- FREE Demon? Yes, FeedDemon is Now Free!
Our favorite Windows RSS client is now free. Too bad it doesn’t run on Mac.