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October 26, 2006

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Super Greg.

October 26, 2006

So I was just reading a review of Sacha Baron Cohens new “Borat” movie, and did a wikipedia search only to learn theat he was “SUPER GREG” of SG fame years ago.

Never heard of Super Greg? he was part of an early viral marketing campaign for Lee Jeans

Here is a mirror of the site, and make sure you check out the link to the videos towards the bottom.

Other videos in this campaign where “Curry” and “Roy”


Music is not a loaf of bread, it can’t be “stolen”

October 25, 2006

Grammy Award winnner/singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy is part of the growing group of artists that understands that there’s more to music than selling pieces of plastic, and suing your fans.

In an interview with Wired Magazine, Tweedy said:

“A piece of art is not a loaf of bread. When someone steals a loaf of bread from the store, that’s it. The loaf of bread is gone. When someone downloads a piece of music, it’s just data until the listener puts that music back together with their own ears, their mind, their subjective experience. How they perceive your work changes your work.”

Jeff Tweedy is the leadsinger of the popular band Wilco, that won two Grammy’s back in 2005. He doesn’t consider copying and remixing as evil, but as a way to facilitate creativity.

On the official website of the band from Chicago we even see a link to the BitTorrent tracker where Wilco fans actively share high quality recordings.

“Treating your audience like thieves is absurd. Anyone who chooses to listen to our music becomes a collaborator. People who look at music as commerce don’t understand that. They are talking about pieces of plastic they want to sell, packages of intellectual property. I’m not interested in selling pieces of plastic.”

For those who are interested in the copyright debate, here’s a presentation by Larry Lessig titled “Who owns Culture“. The presentation served as an intro to conversation about p2p and free culture by Jeff Tweedy and Larry Lessig (audio link).


CDC ALERT!

October 24, 2006

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a virulent new strain of Sexually Transmitted Disease. The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior.

The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim and is pronounced “gonna re-elect him.”

Many victims contracted it in 2004, after having been screwed for four years. Cognitive characteristics of individuals infected include: anti-social personality disorders, delusions of grandeur with messianic overtones, extreme cognitive dissonance, inability to incorporate new information, pronounced xenophobia and paranoia, inability to accept responsibility for one’s own actions, cowardice masked by misplaced bravado, uncontrolled facial smirking, ignorance of geography and history, tendencies towards evangelical theocracy, and categorical all-or-nothing behavior.

This destructive disease originated only a few years ago from a bush found in Texas.


Happy 5th Birthday iPod!

October 24, 2006

They grow up so fast don’t they?


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October 23, 2006

Republicans are starting to save money in Washington by not buying bookmarks anymore.
They recommend you just bend over a page.


Don’t Be A Douche! Stop Piracy!

October 23, 2006