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Kindle commercial: HER NAME IS ANNIE LITTLE

Since like five people have asked me about this, and that’s a considerable amount given the size of the circles I run in these days… this commercial…

Her name is Annie Little. By that I mean, “her.” As in, the song is by her, and the singer is her, and the actress is her.

Also, she was one of the hot stewardesses in the Season Three premiere of Mad Men… if you needed a reason to like her (assuming you don’t like the Kindle commercial, or just hate the Kindle and the concept of e-Books).

michael jackson is dead -- MTV -- followup

MTV is now running Michael Jackson videos, with no commentary, interruption (save for commercials) or otherwise. Better yet, they’re the longer, lesser-known cuts from some of his more overlooked releases.

Very classy. It’s also THE SAME DAMN THING THEY DID IN 1994 WHEN KURT COBAIN DIED. You remember. They just ran the Nirvana Unplugged performance over and over again.

Still, they are slightly off the hook.

So Michael Jackson is dead. There are plenty of jokes to be made (two famous white women die on the same day, amirite?) but this is what pisses me off about this whole affair.

When I heard Jackson had been rushed to the hospital, and was probably dead, I yelled out to the Grapefruit Gal, asking what channel MTV was. Then I switched to it, and found this:

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I tried MTV2. I tried VH1. Nothing. But really, even MTV2 is a disgrace.

MTV would not exist without Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson would not exist without MTV. One of them is gone, and the other one might as well be. That MTV is so brazenly ignoring this story (in b4 “it’s on MTV News,” if such a channel exists, I don’t get it) goes to show how far our culture has gone; the entertainment news has migrated to our “real” news media, and the entertainment news media now doesn’t inform us of anything — entertainment or otherwise.

Once upon a time, Kurt Loder walked American teens through Operation Desert Storm.

Brainy stuff

David Post wrote a very extensive article about my Microsoft Songsmith work and copywrite implications on Volokh yesterday.

Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland - AER OBAMA

This is the most amazing video I’ve ever seen. How it escaped me for a full week is a mystery.


Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland - “Aer OBAMA” from Gold Greendot on Vimeo.

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