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

Monday, June 01, 2009

Links of the Day - Mostly MTV Awards

GI Joe Clip - From the MTV Movie Awards, a scene from the movie that shows the Eiffel Tower under attack.

Harry Potter 6 Clip - A scene from the movie, introduced by the cast, that shows the first time Harry uses the memory pot (Pensieve) to explore the history of Tom Riddle aka Voldemort.

Eminem Freaks Over Bruno - It is unclear how much was planned and how much wasn't, but one thing is clear - Eminem was not a willing participant as "Bruno" lands head down, ass in the face of the rapper in a kind of sitting 69. The result was he and his entourage left the awards. Trust me, Eminem wasn't a willing participant as he is homophobic and doesn't really have a sense of humor. Which is good for Bruno as it was his reaction that made this an instant classic.

PSP Go Confirmed - The next version of the PSP has been confirmed, complete with "interview" with the lovely Veronica Belmont (always willing to sell geek cred to a product). The new device, release date and price unknown, will be UMD-less, have 3.8 inch screen, 43% lighter, 16GB flash memory, Bluetooth, memory stick micro slot, Playstation Network support and more. Full details should be released Tuesday at Sony's E3 press conference.

GM Filing for Bankruptcy - Well the inevitable has occurred, the company has no choice but to file for bankruptcy as efforts to cut costs have failed, especially since sales have not turned around. The result is the government will become a 60% stake stockholder in the company due to a $30 billion bailout. The exact ripple effect is unknown as it is highly likely that as jobs are cut, plants are closed, production slashed, and so forth their suppliers and business partners will also cut jobs or close completely. The end result is hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost probably completely reversing the small recovery the economy was taking.

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