The week, Kirk, Jim & Tim take a look at the Stop Online Piracy Act, and how its destroy-the-net-to-save-it approach towards internet piracy (or “piracy,”) threatens pretty much the entire internet as we know it.
Thank the gods that the United States House of Representatives is on the case!! (05:19 – 13:29)
Meanwhile, Louis CK (whose name I inexplicably mispronounce) shows exactly how stupid the screams of “piracy is killing our business” are by releasing a DRM-free, consumer-friendly concert. (13:31 – 24:22)
Then, it’s my latest Barry Bonds theory: he’s the Gaius Baltar of MLB! (24:23 – 27:06)
Finally, what’s in my mix? Real Estate, Wild Flag and a great single by Yuck. (27:07 – 30:36)
All that, and pot-smoking raccoons!
One More Thing
- Tim – Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. (30:40 – 33:58)
- Kirk – The Humble Indie Bundle: Pay what you want software. (34:00 – 37:02)
- Jim – The Extra Hot Great podcast mentions the Prism DuroSport. (37:03 – 38:55)
Medialoper Bebop Episode 26: Washing Your Mouth Out With SOPA was recorded at 9:00PM PST on Monday, December 19, 2011 over iChat via Audio Hijack Pro. It was edited by Jim in Audacity. The opening and closing music of Medialoper Bebop is “Big Hand on the Seven” by the Miss Alans, whom — sadly — are not doing another reunion show this year.
No pot-smoking raccoons were harmed during the recording of this podcast.