Well at least, world's craziest globe that actually purports to be fully accurate. I spent hours of amusement last night looking at
Okay, so I have not yet seen it, but reliable sources tell me it's excellent.
The irony, is of course, that the MPAA originally rated the film NC-17. From the
The MPAA gave the original cut of the film an NC-17 rating for ‘some graphic sexual content', during scenes showing what actions a film would include to garner an NC-17 rating, although the current film is not rated.
Didn't you always wonder why movies rated "12+" in other countries get R ratings in the US? I sure do.
(Also, apparently the MPAA admitted to making mutiple copies of the single copy provided by the filmmaker to the MPAA for ratings purposes. Can we say "ironic"?)
You can even
Most people have never heard of the
Well, wrong. After having lived in Southeast Asia for a considerable amount of time, this came to be one of my favorite fruits. It's hard to compare its taste to something available here, but it has a fairly sweet and delicate flavor-perhaps a cross between a banana and a
Several years back, the NYTimes ran an
In my voyages abroad, I have often frequented late night food establishments, be it
Yet, if we had some kind of hybrid column, I would peg this as half unreasonable. It is unfortunate that this is the only 24 hour diner around (IHOP does not count), and one is just not enough. I have a feeling the city licensing boards may feel quite differently, otherwise we would indeed have more. Allowing starving, stressed out students or (semi-) cracked out party kids to go hungry in the middle of the night is just not right. Further, always-open convenience stores (read: 7 eleven) don't even begin to offer a viable alternative. The 24 hour diner is not merely an eating establishment, it is also a social institution-what more could you ask for than late night breakfast or dinner at sunrise?
Okay, I think I may have had a slight change of heart on this one. Pronounced Bon-ge doh Hole-e,
After having heard
Whether the "faux" Gagosian by the Wrong Gallery crowd in the Berlin Biennial is actually as guerilla as its creators claim is arguable (piles of EU funding and institutional approval for the show being the two obvious reasons to question their guerilla cred, as even art forum
The fact that no one seems to know how or when it got there only adds to the guerilla affect (though if you do know, I'm certainly curious).
In the video we see a representative of the RIAA, who appears to have initiated the whole operation in conjunction with law enforcement. These are not criminals-they're artists doing something that DJs have done for ages.
(One thing I'm confused about, though, is the supposed release of a Gansta Grillz Mixtape on an RIAA label.. Are they arresting their own?)
Hey kids, guess what? AOL is
First, when will those who wish to sell downloads realize that the cost of digital distribution is virtually zero-that is, to copy an additional file. Sure, there is overhead involved in having a centralized distribution mechanism, but technologies like those of BitTorrent enable the bandwidth costs to be shared by the users. Plain and simply, digital downloads should cost less, because they're cheaper to produce.
Second, what about the long term viability of DRMed files? At least with an mp3, or even a physical DVD, you know that it will probably work in a few years. The restrictions that DRM impose mean that it's very likely that after you have a new computer or two, or portable video player, or even re-install your system software, you won't be able to access the file. And not to mention that the DRM AOL is using only works on Windows Media players, and will only work on Windows-based computers or portable players that don't use the standard. (No wonder even media industry DRM advocates are now saying DRM doesn't
Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career.
So please, not like this social research is tarnished by the gender societal inequalities itself, so we'll all be happier if we preserve the status quo and ensure that the men have the power.
And attention all women marrying women: do not marry a career one!
Slashdot is running an
Hey, I'm all for it. When was the last time you purposefully used the caps lock key? When was the last time it was on by mistake and no wonder why all of your passwords didn't work? Enough said.
Last week the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation made what was quite a
Frustrated that over two decades of research have failed to produce an AIDS vaccine, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates is tying his foundation's latest, biggest AIDS-vaccine grants to a radical concept: Those who get the money must first agree to share the results of their work in short order.
Low and behold, Bill Gates has finally and wholly publicly acknowledged the benefits of open sharing and collaboration. Mr.
Perhaps if he could just bring himself to answer that question, he wouldn't be the richest man in the world after all.
Apparently CBS is set to infiltrate American homes with advertising for their fall TV lineup. What's the strategy? Egg-vertising. You got it. Basically they'll use lasers to etch engravings into 35 million egg shells that consumers will view each time they open their egg carton-all the way until they actually crack that egg open.
The best thing about the egg concept was its intrusiveness. "You can't avoid it," [CBS Exec George Schweitzer] said.
It's a great thing I don't think I've ever bought eggs in my life (so yes, in fact, I can), but I'd like to know what benefits consumers get from such advertising invading their homes, their fridges, their breakfast for that matter. Do they get cheaper eggs? (The article does not seem to indicate so.) Apparently, we should all be happy that our lives will be further intruded upon by the wonders of corporate advertising. Now I just can't wait to buy my first carton...
I don't want it ... that way.
Our good old friends at the RIAA are at it again-
What's further, the RIAA is also reportedly
When are the xxAAs (and the major media companies for that matter) going to wake up and realize that they're paying billions for advertising and marketing, and yet here are tons of people that are doing it for them for free. In fact, they should be thanking the kids that are lip synching and remixing their trailers as opposed to suing them. (This reminds me of the similarly ill-thought out policy by NBC ordering YouTube to take down the SNL Narnia Rap.) Instead of acknowledging that user-created videos actually serve as free marketing, the RIAA is now committed to taking "an agressive stance against amateur video using commerical songs." Not only is it futile for them to make this effort in the first place, but in the end, it is just going to HurtYou.