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No News Like Good News

January 12, 2010 by

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So if you remember my post from that magical pre-Christmas time (a.k.a. Hell-Week), A Rage Filled Christmas, you may recall that I talked about Britain’s X-Factor. It’s basically a clone of American Idol, right down to the three judges (a better statement would be a clone of Pop Idol, the show which American Idol was based […]

Steal This Film

January 4, 2010 by

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In my never-ending battle to highlight copyright issues, I found that Hulu is currently playing Steal This Movie. You should watch it. Video description: Steal This Film takes account of the prominent players in the Swedish piracy (copyright infringement) culture: The Pirate Bay, Piratbyrån (Piracy Bureau), and The Pirate Party. more about “Hulu – Steal […]

A Rage filled Christmas!

December 22, 2009 by

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Sorry Simon Cowell, X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, and all you mindless UK American-Idol based program, X-Factor drones—the people have spoken and they are tired of manufactured reality tv celebrities. The voice of their outrage, Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing in the Name”, which is only fitting. Their battle grounds, the coveted top spot on Brittan’s […]

Plainclothes cops hate snow…almost as much as CNN hates saying African-American

December 20, 2009 by

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DC was hit by a ton of snow inspiring a flashmob snowball fight which caught cars in the crossfire. Apparently plainclothes officers really don’t like snow. Also. listen how they really don’t want to say he was the black guy when trying to figure out which one was the officer. more about “Plainclothes cops hate […]

Mixtape, Inc.

December 18, 2009 by

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That holiday were we celebrate the birth of Santa Claus is coming up, which means one thing—you will be spending a lot of time in airports, on the couch with family, and generally bored to tears. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, check out Mixtape Inc. a film examining the feud between artists/fans/DJs and the […]

And A Miley Song Was On

December 17, 2009 by

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Years ago whenever I wanted to piss off my roommate I would tune into the Disney Channel and crank the volume to just below the point where the neighbors would get upset. The living room shared a door with his room so even when he wasn’t watching tv, he was most definitely hearing it. He […]

A Hip-Hop Education? Yes, Yes Y’all

December 16, 2009 by

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On Monday night, the Portland School Board approved plans for a new charter school that focuses on hip-hop music and culture . The board voted 6-0 in favor of the school’s creation, noting its “innovation, creativity and potential to draw students who aren’t being served in the district’s current system.” So it should go without […]