Piracy Will Save The Music Industry
That is the title of a talk done at this years SXSW that i was just listening to and for the first time i heard a GOOD way to monetize music and keep everyone happy. The host of the talk suggests that a fine tuned, well organized, completely legal, high quality peer to peer network be built where everyone is able to download as much as they want. A monthly fee for the service would be tacked onto...
halle: this aired a few days ago, so perhaps I’m a bit late. but Kristen Schaal does a great job in this comical sketch satirizing the sexist term cougar Kristen Schaal is seriously a comic genius! Her role as Mel on Flight of the Conchords is one of the best comedic roles i have ever seen on the small or big screen.
I am SICK of seeing the Twitter fail whale!!
I understand that it’s hard work to keep a web app up and running when you have a billion new users a day, but this has been going on for months now. A LOT of people i’ve talked to about it are getting sick of all the downtime Twitter has and are very close to jumping ship to one of their competitors. Anyone else getting really discouraged by Twitter’s frequent downtime?
Ryan Block is Leaving Engadget →
I’m not that surprised, especially after the announcement a few weeks ago about his new startup. I’m an avid reader of Engadget and really like the work Ryan Block has done with it, so hopefully Josh Topolsky can seemlessly fill his shoes.
No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the...– Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Top 4 Freelance Sites for Writers →
This is a great overview of four of the best sites to get freelance writing jobs from. Freelance writing is something i’ve always wanted to get into, but never knew where to start. Hopefully this article will help motivate me.
This is one of 31 short movies these guys made in the month of October of 2007. All the others are just as funny as this one.
Five-year-old child: Is this our stop, mommy? Mother: No sweetie, this is the...– Overheard in New York
5 Sites to Order Custom Sneakers From →
As any cool kid will tell you, the most important palette you can wear is on your sneakers. Luckily, most of the shoe industry is right on track with the newly developing long-tail, Limited Edition, Artist Series, Custom Designed and DIY markets, which includes any color lover who has the perfect palette to show off on the streets.
Picking names for a new housing division: Arrested...
Michael: What do you think of when you hear the words Sudden Valley?
George Michael: Salad dressing, I think, but for some reason I don't want to eat it.
Michael: Right, but Paradise Gardens...
George Michael: Yeah. OK, I can...I can see marinating a chicken in that.
Our Books: Necessary Objects.
evadanielle: Derek and I started a book blog, Necessary Objects. It’s sort of like writing a zine together, which we’re been talking about for years, but a lot easier (since we’re bums). Basically, the idea is to document our attempts at getting through the massive collection of books we have (and keep adding to). Really though, it will just be a place to collect anything bookish that tickles...