October 2009
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Album: “The Burning” by Ice Nice Kills

These guys are something of a guilty pleasure for me — definitely not for everyone.  Something about their raw garage-type energy, combined with an unexpected production value, makes my foot go tap, tap, tap.

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It's official... The Nobel Prizes have lost all significance

You know what would be cool?  If I could use my fortune to establish a prize for doing nothing!  Imagine it… "And the Nobel Prize for doing Jack Shit goes to…"

Maybe I’m just too young to realize that it’s always been effed up this way, but when I was a kid, I used to [...]

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And our "IP Bully of the Week" Award goes to...

Ralph Lauren — for sending DMCA take-down letters in an attempt to suppress some negative blog commentary about the photo below, e.g., comments like “Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis” (source).

You can read about what happened here and here.

UPDATE:  Ralph Lauren has issued a statement, apologizing for the poor photoshop job.  We’re still waiting [...]

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The North Face claims that consumers don't know their heads from their asses

Clothing producer, The North Face (TNF), recently got a lesson in how bad trademark enforcement decisions can make a company look silly.  It seems a St. Louis teen thought that it would be amusing to create a clothing line parody, calling it “The South Butt,” — south being the logical opposite of north and butt [...]

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Album: “End of Silence” by Red

Here’s another one that’s probably new to most people…

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