While you were busy watching your brackets get blown all to hell — again! why does this happen every year? — here’s what we were looking at:
- NPR Starts A War – I actually feel sorry for the RIAA. Because the planet on which they live is obviously not a world where people actually enjoy music, which is sad, because music is one of those things that makes life worth living. Maybe someday, the RIAA will actually figure that out. Until then, however, they’ll continue to try to take the enjoyment of music away from the rest of us. Hmm. Forget that part about feeling sorry for them.
- Emmys’ Essay Experiment – “Dear Emmy, I’m the next Pussycat Doll, and I think that our show should totally be nominated? After all, where else can girls like me get all empowers and stuff? I think Our show shows men who pay tons of money to stare at our perfectly builded bodies that we don’t need them? And that’s a message that totally needs to get out there?”
- After the New Media Flood Comes the Niche – Actually, I don’t mind shopping at Fry’s. But is kind of difficult to find stuff in iTunes. For example, they a Hold Steady at live at Lollapalooza show there for months before I accidentally discovered it. That ain’t right.
- AppleTV: Bigger Disappointment Than Deal? – Dear Apple, all I want is a set-top box that gives me everything. In HD. Please let me know when you’ve finished it. Love, Jim.
- “You havin’ a laugh?” – The New Yorker Cartoons – This week, Tim discusses an ongoing treasure trove of humour that somehow never gets old.