Archive: November, 2005
What you'll see when you're looking to score some tunes and visit http://www.Grokster.com:
The United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed
that using this service to trade copyrighted material is illegal.
Copying copyrighted motion picture and music files
using unauthorized peer-to-peer services is illegal and is
prosecuted by copyright owners.
John Fowles, 1926 - 2005
The Magus was one of those books that watched over me as a teenager. It was my older brother's book, and it sat unread in the bookshelf by my bed, despite its exotic locale and racy cover. (Not this one. The one with the buxom, raven-haired beauty.)
Then I finally cracked it, and it became one of those books that stirred the blood, and made me realize I was a reader. Absolutely spellbinding.
Favorite moment here at the paper from the T.O.-Drew Rosenhaus we're-so-sorry/anger-mangement news conference?
That would be the question from Channel 6 guy David Henry, directed at the agent of misfortune.
Henry: "What have you done for your client, besides getting him kicked off the team?
Pitches that arrived while we were sitting around talking about the buyout:
Prague, no. Macchu Pichu, yes.
The Sunday Telegraph ran some tests on the Thames River, and figured that every day the equivalent of 80,000 lines of cocaine are dumped into the water after passing though the users' and city's plumbing.
Doing some extrapolating, the paper figured that means 1 out of 25 Londoner's are tooting up regularly (or a smaller share is doing a whole lot of the stuff).
As unrests spreads from poor suburban Paris to other parts of France - and neighboring countries - so does the use of the word Intifada - particularly on a lot of right-of-center Web sites. The word means resistance, and is the name taken by the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of pre-1967 territories.
Sunday marked the 11th night in a row of violence in France. Rioters opened fire at police, hitting 30 with shotgun pellets. Thousands of cars have been torched over the past few days. The trouble began Oct. 27 in the poor suburbs of Paris, where immigrants from North Africa and the sub-Sahara are packed into stark high-rises called the banlieus. The rioters are largely young and Muslim, and sites like "Right, Wing Nut!" are writing:
"The Paris Intifada has reached the city walls - the barbarians are at the gate; how long, if at all, can they be held back?"
"I'm ever so lost/I can't find my way..." Exporting American Culture is tricky these days. How to sell the Brits on the TV smash Lost ... Cue up the trippy Portishead song "Numb," and shoot the cast dancing like mad fairies around the burning fuselage. Works for me. A seductive video promo for BBC's Channel 4, which debuted in August across the pond. Directed by David LaChapelle, of the hip-hop flick Rize. But he didn't direct this.
Slate's William Saletan, national correspondent and author of Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won The Abortion War, poses some sharp questions of Supremely-nominated Samuel Alito. Like why does the man get all the breaks in your legal reasoning, Judge? And why does only the woman get treated like a child?
Maced with Lysol by the tall goth girl. A New Yorker rides the Greyhound back from Philly after a Nine Inch Nails concert.
Whatever you want to know ... coach won't be going into that.
Won't talk about what other players think.