So what is the hottest topic in the blogsphere? The Hamas government in Palestine? No. The rising death toll in Iraq? No. The top search according to Technorati is Tammy.
Tammy is a student at Nanyang Polytechnic Information (NYP) in Singapore who had a compromising cell phone video of her and her boyfriend having sex stolen. The video of the cheederleader has been spreading around the net and many enterprising bloggers have jump on the bandwagon for personal profit. There is a I Love Tammy NYP blog dedicated to this story and someone has already registered tammynyp.com to sell ad space. Over at bexafraid.com some guy with the pseudo name of Ghost is selling ‘I Fucked Tammy At NYP’ junk through CafePress.
It seems like everybody has a sex video now a days, I know I do and I plan to have it stolen and then leaked online. Paris Hilton had her sex video leaked as did Pamala Anderson look at them now. I’ll just put it out there, I would pay big money to see the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sex video. Shit, I would pay money to see Angelina Jolie having sex with anybody, even the dumb looking bastard Billy Bob Thornton.
Ok, we are not outsourcing our national security to Dubai Ports World just the shipping operation of six major US ports. Dubai Ports World, a United Arab Emirates owned and operated company bought the British company that had previously operated these ports for $6.8 billion. Congressional leaders from both parties are up in arms about this deal claiming national security as their main concern. If the deal goes through Dubai Ports World would operate ports in Baltimore, Miami, New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
I personally don’t think a company will pay $6.8 billion just to attack New Orleans or Miami. If they were smart, they would save their cash and wait for another hurricane to hit. I am sure Dubai Ports World loves money more than they hate Americans. Bush loves money more than he hates Osama. Instead of national security I am concerned with economic security.
Dubai Ports World is not the first foreign owned and operated company to buy out American interests. Saudi Arabia national and crowned Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud owns a controlling stake in Citigroup, cancel your citibank credit card!! Lets not forget that Chinese computer make Lenovo recently bought out IBM’s computer division. And just last year China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) bid $18.5 billion for Unocal. In 1998, Mercedes-Benz merged with Chrysler to take controlling stake in the American auto company.
As a nation, we should be more concerned with our long term economic sovereignty than the security of some shipping crates.
Boing Boing is reporting that Paul Dell is being sued by Dell Inc. because of his name! Dell, Inc. wants Paul to hand over his name, I mean domain name, dellwebsistes.com. This story is similar to that of Mike Rowe back in 2004. Mike Rowe, then a 17-year-old Canadian high school student, was hounded by Microsoft lawyers because he operated a website named after himself, mikerowesoft.com. I haven’t heard much from Fiona Apple in years, I think she must have been sued by Apple, Inc. around the time Apple got into the music biz by releasing iTunes. I think Hot Jobs should sue Steve Jobs on trademark infringements.
The book business is a huge industry with thousands of new books being released every single year. With so many books coming out all the time it seems like all the good titles are already taken. I’ve noticed that several books are ditching a conventional title with words and are slapping a number instead. A perfect example of this is 1421 by Gavin Menzies and 1776 by David McCullough. Most Americans, well at least 50% of them, and many bitch ass redcoats would immediately know what 1776 is about. Well, looking up on Amazon I see that these are not the only authors with writers block that can’t come up with a freaking title to their treatises.
Here is a break down of books with years as the title, they make a nice time line.
69 AD: The Year of Four Emperors, by Gwyn Morgan. 1066: The Year of the Conquest, by David Howarth. 1066: Year of Three Battles, by Frank Mclynn. 1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, by Roger Crowley. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann. 1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World, By Frank McLynn. 1776, by David McCullough.
I see a trend here. I think I will have copyright some years myself before some else does. 2001 seemed like a pivotal year. Just to be in the same side I will have to copyright 1991-2011.
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Just when you thought that the riots in the Middle East over the caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, where dying down new images from the tortures at Abu Ghraib are published. Images show how disgusting a man will treat a fellow man. The images really show that no man is morally superior than any other. In one hand the United States condemned the heinous murders and tortures committed by Saddam and in the other hand the United States has tried to cover its inhuman treatment of prisoners in places such as Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and other CIA controlled black sites.
Once again, it is really sickening how the these soldiers treated the detainees at Abu Ghraib. I feel that this is as sick and disgusting as the atrocities of 911 itself! For God’s sake, the treatment of Charles Mansion is like that of a five star hotel compared to these poor souls.
The cartoon images that sparked the current wave or riots where originally published something like in September of last year so I guess that in some five months from now the Arab world will be up in arms about the new images of the tortures at Abu Ghraib.
I can’t believe that The Pink Panther took the top spot at this weekends box office. Just by looking at the trailer I thought they should have renamed the flick starring Beyonce and Steve Martin to The Stink Panther. Why does Beyonce keep playing roles in cheesy comedy movies such as The Pink Panther and Austing Powers: Goldmember. I think Beyonce should star in more dramatic roles like those played by Halle Barry’s in Swordfish and Monster’s Ball, in other words roles where she ends up topless! Seriously, it seems like the best movies this year have sucked!
At first I thought it was a headline from The Onion picked up the the Associated Press but apparently Vice President Cheney did shot a political supporter and lawyer Harry Whittington, 78. If this is how Mr. Cheney treats republican supporters think of how he treats democrats!! Mr. Cheney really is such a good shot, he got the poor lawyer right in the face, that I think we should enlist him in the marines and send his ass to Iraq.
Kung Fu is strong with the Vice President, the above image lists all his known deadly moves! Link to Ten Ways Dick Can Kill You. Lets not forget the Rummy’s Fighting Techiques
It seems like in the Middle East every militia is a brigade, such as the Martyrs Bridgade. I feel like Condi, Rumsy, and Dick make up part of the Bush Brigade. You better watch out becuase if the Bush Bridgade don’t bomb your ass they will shoot your face.
It seems like everybody is talking about Zillow so I had to check out what was the fuss about. Think of Zillow as a cross between Google Earth and your local realtor. Enter an address and Zillow will zoom in with an satellite image of the area, just like Google Earth, and with an estimate price for each home in the area. I wasted a whole hour on that site seeing the estimated home value for each of my neighbors. Zillow is another tool for people in the house market.
The first thing people will ask is whether the estimates are accurate. To check how reasonable the estimates are I looked around Craigslist for homes for sale and found the asking price off the estimated Zillow price, by as much as 50k. I am sure the estimates will only get better with time which leads me to think, does Zillow want to be the Kelley Blue Book for homes? Maybe, which means that down the line they will probably come up with a paid premium service to better home estimates.
From a pure innovation level, Zillow does not do anything entirely new. People have been hacking with Google Maps to display rental information from sites like Craigslist. What Zillow lacks in originality it makes up with its financial backing and a hot real estate market. Zillow is the ‘brain child’ of Expedia expats Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink.
Zillow is definitely another of those Web 2.0 sites with its beta designation, soft pastel colors, and a blog. Reading the about page it states that the founders settled on the name Zillow because of it a cross between ‘Zillion of data points for homes’ and ‘pillow.’
It is official, Yahoo is the internet’s equivalent of a bitch ass snitch! Just earlier today I wrote about how Yahoo had turned over journalist Shi Tao to the communist regime in China. Today Reporters Without Borders is reporting that yet another cyber dissident has been snitched on by Yahoo. Li Zhi received an eight year sentence for using his Yahoo account to post his ideas and thoughts on the internet. Reporters Without Borders is reporing that at least “49 cyberdissidents and 32 journalists are in prison in China” for expressing their unalienable right of free speech.
And as if locking up their users wasn’t enough, punk ass Yahoo executives want to lock in their users by charging them for each email sent out. Yahoo has proposed to charge a fraction of a cent for each email sent out. Yahoo doesn’t own the internet so there is no need to pay them anything. Yahoo is banking on the fact that they have millions of users and Yahoo want to lock them into paying up if they want to keep their emails, which some users have used for years!
With the recent news that Google will censor search results for their Chinese website to appease the communist government in that country, one is reminded of similar actions taken by Yahoo. Well, except Yahoo does not only censor its search results but it has also been reported that Yahoo even turns dissidents over to the Chinese government. Back in 2005, Yahoo helped the Chinese government in outing Shi Tao, a journalist working for the Contemporary Business News in China. Shi Tao received a ten year sentence for writing his views and apparently using a Yahoo email account. The Cultural Revolution has meet the Internet Revolution. Google who stores just about everything it can from it’s search site, toolbar, and email accounts can probably incriminate you just for being curious. Will Google be the next internet snitch? I think now I know what the Google “I’m Feeling Lucky” button really means; it means that you are betting that the Department of Homeland Security won’t be knocking down your door if you search for ‘uranium’ on froogle.
With the recent uproar in the Arab world about Danish cartoons, will internet search giants such as Google offer censored search results for those countries as well? What can I, as an aspiring dictator, do to have Google censor their search results to meet my needs? Inquiring minds want to know.
What these giant search engines do should be called censorsearch instead of censorship.