April 2008 Archives
April 25, 2008
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the dismal quality of St. Louis' public schools often results in families reconsidering living within city limits -- and very often results in families moving out of the city.
Once again, the Post has unearthed another shocking news story.
April 18, 2008
So, it's 4:30 in the morning and I'm wide awake.
No. I'm not just getting in -- I'm getting up.
Actually, I was awoken (awaken?) by a low, dull rolling sound, windows rattling and my bed swaying from side to side.
I assumed it was an earthquake (very quickly, I might add)...but so far there's nothing on the news about it, leaving me just a tad aggravated.
I really do not have the time to fight the forces of darkness right now. Which, in a totally perverse way, I'm grateful for at this moment. I have shit to do.
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Update: It was an earthquake!!!!!
April 17, 2008
April 11, 2008
Thanks to Kelly (Happy Belated Birthday!) for the clip below, which features a segment from Donna Summer's 1979 TV Special (typing that made me shiver!).
It gets really fun around 3:10...
April 3, 2008
Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, demoniacally possessed little girl has been immortalized in epoxy. Features realistically miniaturized shag carpeting. Reserve yours today!
April 2, 2008
April 1, 2008
Sony/BMG, the company responsible for Ricky Martin, is being sued for installing pirated software on their corporate servers!
Perhaps you'll remember:
In October 2007, it was announced that Sony BMG successfully sued Jammie Thomas. The single mother, who makes $36,000 a year, was ordered to pay $222,220 in damages for making 24 songs available for download on the Kazaa file-sharing network.
The corporate behemoth's arsenal of talent also includes Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Usher and, well...just about everybody else.
Let's do the math: 24 (probably shitty) songs = $222,220. What does 47% of the software for a $2.3 billion company amount to in this day and age?
You're right: 100% more lousy music!