There Were Just Too Many Kids Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- Beer sales banned for Tigers-Blue Jays game
Only in Canada.
- The Zero-Gravity Toilet Of Adobe DRMed ePub
As Mike Cane notes, Really, it turns out it’s easier to take a shit in space than to deal with Adobe DRMed ePub eBooks!
- Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies
I really hope the part they’re leaving out of this story is that the US is doing the same thing to Russia and China.
- Facebook Hits 200 Million Users
And 199,999,999 really don’t like the new UI.
- Pushing Daisies final episodes resurrected
A tiny bit of good news for fans of a show that never quite overcame its quirk to become as great as it could have been. That said, it was weird and fun enough to absolutely be a future cult classic.
- Amazon and others follow iTunes’ lead in hiking MP3 prices
Thanks iTunes! Really appreciate that. We love how the record companies positioned DRM as a good thing for the consumer, but decide to hike the price of the DRM-free mp3z. Do these people not realize that US$0.99 is a psychological breaking point, and they’re going to lose more money with the higher max prices? Sigh. Of course not. Even the smart things they do are always tinged with idiocy.
- ‘The Unusuals’ ‘Southland’ review
Because what we need now? MORE COP SHOWS!!! In a way, it doesn’t matter that NBC just replaced a hospital drama with another cop show, because they’re ceding 10:00pm to — zzzzzz — Leno, but it still kills us that truly original fare like Kings and the almighty, awesome Chuck are on the chopping block.
- Vermont becomes 4th state to allow gay marriage
Four down, forty-six to go. When those numbers are reversed, people are going to wonder why anybody was so hysterical, because the institution of marriage will be as strong as it always was. If not stronger.
- Uggla lifts Marlins to sweep of Nats
Any MLB series that consists of only two games should not trigger the word sweep when describing the fact that one of the teams happened to win two games in a row. In fact, any MLB series that only consists of two games shouldn’t really exist in the first place.
- The race to a million Twitter followers is on
This is exactly the meaningless, BS thing that we think that Stephen Colbert should game. Right now.
- Make it Blockbuster’s last night
Good riddance to bad rubbish, we say. At the height of its power, Blockbuster was a self-made defacto censor, ruling over which movies were acceptable (and which weren’t) viewing for the towns from which it drove the mom-and-pop stores.