"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Links of the Day

Snopes.com Review - An interesting article about the fact checking site and whether or not it is partisan and accurate. The overall score is an A on all levels. It turns out the site is owned by David and Barbara Mikkelson and not some corporate entity. I know I use the site anytime I have concerns over a BS statement in email and the like.

Ashton vs CNN On Twitter - The race is as Ashton Kutcher and CNN's Newsbreak accounts try to be the first to reach 1 million followers. Ashton was behind by 50k but has closed the gap to just a few thousand (976,351 to 972,573). Currently I have avoided following either. However, unknown to either, Oprah has joined twitter and will promote it on her show tomorrow and has the following to blow by them both with ease.

Tax Day Protests - A nice summary from Countdown that summarizes my opinion on the whole thing. It’s a corporate created "protest" being sold as grass roots as a lot of uninformed followers protest tax increases that will not even effect them and only the very rich sponsoring and promoting the protests. I just don't get why people consistently act against their own self interests when it comes to politics.

Star Wars with MacGyver Opening - Excellent job of editing to use footage from the Star Wars trilogy that uses the TV series opening and style.

"We Didn't Start The Flame Wars" - Hilarious video based on Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire." I swear those are comments that I have read almost word for word on many websites.

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