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A Couple of Rockin’ Virals

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Hey just a brief post with links to a couple of viral videos. First up is the XXXChurch. XXXChurch is a bunch of evangelical christians based in the San Fernando valley California. For those of you not in the know, the San Fernando valley is to porn, what Silicon Valley is to IT. Their viral is an appeal to people to turn away from jazz mags, dodgy websites and videos. The video is directed by porn director Jimmy Dee. QuickTime is required.

Next up is a video flyer by Manc club promoters Tribal Gathering in the guise of a how to dance video. I have no idea how much drink and drugs had been consumed in the making of the clip, but these guys make Dennis Thatcher look like a temperance man. Windoze Meeja Playa required.

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初 | hygiene | 기본

Rootin Tootin’ Smokin’ Goodies

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If like me you enjoy hearing about people more down on their luck than you I would heartily recommend The Smoking Gun.

Hot off the press includes:

– Michael ‘Rockin Robin’ Jackson’s remortgaging of his Neverland ranch

– The Vaseline(TM) man who likes a well lubed hotel room

Unfcukingbelievable as our Graham would say!

Such bad language segues me quite neatly on to potty mouthed therapy rant for lyrics Marshall Mathers. The immature Mr Mathers and his management team are attempting to take a bite out of Apple, Viacom and TWBA\Chiat\Day regarding a young child rapping ‘Lose Yourself’ in an iPod advert. Where is gets messy is that Mr Mathers declined permission for use of the lyrics and TWBA\Chiat\Day apparently acknowledged this in an email response. Not good, hopefully Mr Mathers will use his time in court to listen to talented rap artists like Jurassic 5, Chuck D, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and Everlast on his iPod before committing crayon to paper instead sounding like Vanilla Ice with Tourette’s Syndrome.

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媒体与艺术 | culture | 미디어와 예술

Dial R for Scandal

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A couple of news stories that I wanted to share with you.

First in this edition of Good Morning Silicon Valley, RIAA accounting figures are shown to be partly responsible for decling music sales figures. Basically this has to do with the way the RIAA measures a sale, modernisation in music retailing for JIT (just-in-time) ordering systems, has been misinterpreted as piracy. Expect no apologies the war against consumers will continue to be waged with undiminished vigor and a large budget for politicos to anniliate ‘fair use’ provisions in copyright laws worldwide.

Secondly another jolt to the Bush government, more powerful than the best cup of hot java. Seymour Hersh, the journalist who broke the Abu Ghriab prisoner abuse story has published a new story that links the abuse far beyond a few bad apples to secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld. Whilst Pentagon spokespeople have denied the allegations made, it will still encourage the senate to look harder at the whole area of defence oversight. Another Watergate or Church Commission in the making?