Although, as Senator Stevens has informed us, “the internet is not something you just dump something on,” this blog, like a big truck, is a good place to dump three days worth of excellence.
Biggest news (well, apart from the end-times) first: the U.S. army has been accused of kidnapping in Iraq. Not content with simply torturing its prisoners, our men and women in uniform have been kidnapping and torturing their prisoner’s family members. This is, of course, a violation of the Geneva conventions, and nearly every reasonable person’s notion of justice.
- For a time last week, MySpace was the most visited website in the United States. Keep in mind that most people weren’t on MySpace a year ago — this type of growth is mindboggling.
- Fun with Ted Stevens: John Stewart gets in some laughs; the Bold Headed Broadcast presents the DJ Ted Stevens Techno Remix: “A Series of Tubes”
- A developer has called Bill Gates’s bluff, betting him $10,000 that Windows Vista will not ship by January, despite Gates’s “feeling” that it will. No response from Bill, sadly.
Speaking of Microsoft, here’s a sneak peak of what they’re “iPod killer” (NOT!), codenamed “Argo,” might look like:
You can color me unimpressed. Plus, it will probably go with Windows Media Player, an application which is nothing short of an unmitigated disaster — and, from what I’ve seen from Beta screenshots, will be ten times worse in Vista.
- Michel Gondry’s new movie, The Science of Sleep, has a delightful trailer.
- A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio sold for over five million dollars yesterday. Yes, it’s worth it.
- Finally, check out this heartbreaking remix of a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon.
Have a good weekend. Stay off the Ritalin.