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Music to your ears
Your senator needs an iPod. No no, s/he really does. Alaskan Senator Stevens recently switched (flip-flopped) to oppose restrictive legislation for broadcast (TV) and audio (mp3s). Here's the quick version: The Broadcast Flag and Audio Flag would require technology manufactures to build DRM into their units, say TiVo. When a specific signal is detected, the TiVo would be unable to record the show. You also would be unable to burn the show to DVD or even transfer the file between computers/TiVo sets.

It wasn't until after his Daughter bought him an iPod that Senator Stevens rallied against the MPAA/RIAA proposal. These proposals were unanimously turned down. Send your senator an iPod!
Your Senator Needs an iPod


I'm amused.


Huun Hur Tu last night was FUCKING SPECTACULAR. Wow. The music was thick with meaning, hauntingly familiar and resonated with years of history. I teared up a little after two of them. I felt their longing, their love for their culture. It was uplifting and melancholy. I mean, their culture was scattered across Asia and Europe when the USSR dissolved. Art like this is essentially lost these days when the culture disappears.

Today is pay day. I think iTunes will be getting some money from me tonight.

Absolutely amazing.

PS: Oscar Nominations
Brokeback Mountain has 8 nominations. I'd say it should win best picture, but there wasn't any pudding.
And if you get that joke, you rock.

Current Mood: awake awake

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justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: February 1st, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
What can we send him to switch his position on bridges leading nowhere?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beetlejuice. That move had some bad bridge action going on.

I want to send all of congress some Amsterdam hookers. But I don't have that much money. :(
justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: February 1st, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
But sending them pot would be cheaper than hookers... :)
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
First comes the sexin' then comes the drugin'.
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Angry bunny man? Some sort of farm wrangler?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 1st, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
When are the oscars?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Er... Eventually?
Some time in March. Can't seem to find a specific air date.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 1st, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* Ok. Why do I love the awards shows so much?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Same reason we love Project Runway (on tonight!) so aetrix9 can make fun of us.

I just want to see excellent movies get honored. Brokeback Mountain was so good.. I hope Heath Ledger wins for Best Actor. I'm kind of torn on Jake G for supporting. I don't think he was spectacular, but good.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 1st, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Idol too....

I think Jake did pretty well... he was the vocal one. But he did well. Who else should get it? We didn't see any of the others except Crash, and I dislike Matt Dillon a whole lot, so I don't think he should get it.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: February 1st, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, South Park.

I still need to see Bareback Brokeback Mountain.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Guess we'd better have sex now."
Funny episode.

Do you have the Scientology episode? I missed it and Tom Cruise is trying to eat it.
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fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: February 2nd, 2006 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude, gay cowboys eating pudding. How can you NOT make the joke?
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: February 2nd, 2006 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
The main problem I have with IPac (and it's clearly a common concern since it's addressed in their FAQ, although not to my satisfaction), is that these are all people with six figure salaries. And I'm supposed to help buy them something that I haven't even purchased for myself? How about we just kidnap their children until they stop being willfully ignorant? Kick a few puppies?

"Mr. Senator, unless you stop being such an ignorant douchebag, we're going to kill Fuzzy McFluffington."
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