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Archive for January, 2006

Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Cellphone-Hating Revenge Fantasies

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

The only thing that’s been stopping a lot of people from using gadgets like these is their cost. Oh yeah, they’ve been kind of illegal, too. If you want an overheated dialog online, just engage in debate about cellphone jammers.

Let’s Give Stupid People Their Own Neighborhoods

Monday, January 30th, 2006

…so we can more easily study their habits. And perhaps we can tax their lack of wits by way of exorbitant insurance premiums?

Larry King Update

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Thesuperficial came up with another no-nonsense headline this morning. It reminded me of one of my favorite columns in The Onion from a few years back. Larry distinguishes himself daily as one of the most annoying, cloying and downright unwatchable personalities on televison. And that’s coming from the network that also brings you Nancy Grace [...]

Gawker Stalker Update: The Stalkee Is Not The Star Player!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Words fail me, but obviously didn’t in the case of this [scroll about halfway down the page] detail-minded cub reporter. If you never knew Lizzie Jagger before, now you do. The meat of the gist, verbatim stylee, after the bump. Suffice it to say that this person will probably have their own Denton blog before [...]

Don’t Be Evil…Except Where Large, Emerging Markets Are Exploitable

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Rebecca MacKinnon reports on Google’s restrictions on searches originating from China. Google may be taking the high road in resisting US Government lawsuits regarding domestic search results, but their capitulations in China make everything ring hollow. Google joins Microsoft, Yahoo! and Cisco in their campaigns to quietly set aside traditional American values (First Amendment rights, [...]

Last.fm

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Social networking sites are finding large audiences via cultural niches; music is becoming one of the most popular categories by which folks like to connect. Fred Wilson illuminates some differences between two of the more popular sites, Pandora and Last.fm, and explains why he prefers the latter. When my laptop drank too much wine a [...]

Celebrity Stalkings

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

If you live in New York and are even semi-famous, there’s a price to pay: the risk your puny daily movements may show up in the Gawker Stalker section of the column. In this installment, Six Feet Under‘s Claire, Lauren Ambrose, has a drunken-fratboy run-in at a karaoke bar. He can expect a foot in [...]

I’m Not Sure The Subjects Appreciate the Stuff Race

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Especially after this escalation.

Dignity Is Not An Option, Part II

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

George Galloway and Dead Or Alive’s Pete Burns (apparently Boy George and Richard Simmons found the prospect humiliating). [link courtesy the redesigned Andrew Sullivan]. In an apparently related piece, Christopher Hitchens kicks the cat while it’s down.

Thank You, You’re A Great Audience, I’ll Be Here Another 3 Years

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

“Bein’ the President, I provide my guys, buddies I grew up with from Texas [with tours] to the White House. It’s really neat to see how they react to the majesty of the White House, ‘n’ the Oval Office, the South Lawns, just the beauty of Washington. Most of ‘em, after they get over the [...]