Heather: She’s Made Google Trends

August 22, 2007

Finally! The last time this blog had record traffic due to her, I checked Google Trends and she wasn’t there at all!

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Hey, Google. You’re not invincible after all. For my Heather news searches, I had to turn to Yahoo because your results were crap. It was Yahoo — not you! — that led me to the first Heather video posted on the Net today.

Previously in this blog:
Heather: Tears Outside Courtroom
Heather: She’s More Popular Than The iPhone!
Heather: Photos From Court Guilty Plea
Heather: She Pleads Guilty!
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category

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Heather: Tears Outside Courtroom

August 22, 2007

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How much crying does she have to do to satisfy you? Or must she also open some veins? God forbid!

Previously in this blog:
Heather: She’s More Popular Than The iPhone!
Heather: Photos From Court Guilty Plea
Heather: She Pleads Guilty!
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category


Heather: She’s More Popular Than The iPhone!

August 22, 2007

Record traffic being established today. It’s not just me who is interested in Heather Johnston and her fate.

As of ~4:40PM EDST, my Dashboard shows searches leading to this blog:

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And at the right are today’s Top Posts:

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I posted about a popular topic today: eBooks on the iPhone. Traffic for Heather has dwarfed that.

Previously in this blog:
Heather: Photos From Court Guilty Plea
Heather: She Pleads Guilty!
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category


Heather: Photos From Court Guilty Plea

August 22, 2007

Screensnaps from a raw, unedited video posted to the Net:

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“I have my family back.”

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“My eyes hurt from crying.”

Previously in this blog:
Heather: She Pleads Guilty!
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category


Heather: She Pleads Guilty!

August 22, 2007

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In a shocking move, Heather Johnston, my favorite Barbie Bandit and just about the unofficial mascot of this blog, entered a guilty plea before the court today.

Some quotes frpm her:

“I regret what I did. I wish I could take it back every day.”

“Money isn’t everything. It’s not what’s important to me any more. Doing the right thing is.”

“If I’ve embarrassed you or hurt you, which I know I have, then I’m sorry.”

“It’s not funny what I did.”

Johnson told the court that she decided to plead guilty to felony theft and misdemeanor marijuana possession in order to take responsibility for her actions. This legal strategy allowed her not deal with state prosecutors.

I don’t blame her for avoiding any deal. Apparently the prosecution is hell-bent on a Javert-like scorched-earth vendetta:

[Assistant District Attorney Jason Samuels] is recommending three years behind bars for the theft charge and one year for the drug charge, to be served concurrently.

You do not know how much I want to comment on that. But it’s not over yet. So I will shut up.

To Heather: You did the right thing. You have guts. I knew you did. Now everyone else knows it too. Stay brave. Consider the possible Third Way. Don’t let them trap you between A or B. That’s what they want to do — to squeeze you. Don’t let them. John 14:1. He knows your heart. So do I.

Reports:
Barbie Bandit Pleads Guilty To Felony Theft And Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
Barbie Bandit’ suspect pleads guilty in bank theft
‘Barbie Bandit’ Teen Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft, Apologizes in Tears
‘Barbie Bandit’ Suspect Pleads Guilty

Previously in this blog:
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category


Video: Tokyo Hardcore

August 22, 2007

The enigmatic yet flamboyant Jeffree Star sent out this embedded Buzznet Flash video in a MySpace Bulletin.

Go watch it. You’ll think it’s for some hot movie. But it’s for a catalog.

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The rules for marketing have just been re-written.

And I don’t know about you, but I think it’d make a hot movie!


Another Argument For eBooks On The iPhone

August 22, 2007

One in four read no books last year

The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can hardly be called ravenous. The typical person claimed to have read four books in the last year — half read more and half read fewer. Excluding those who hadn’t read any, the usual number read was seven.

This is interesting:

[It’s] reflected in book sales, which have been flat in recent years and are expected to stay that way indefinitely. Analysts attribute the listlessness to competition from the Internet and other media, the unsteady economy and a well-established industry with limited opportunities for expansion.

Get that last reason:

a well-established industry with limited opportunities for expansion.

There’d be plenty of expansion if ebooks weren’t priced like print books! It’s an outrage that publishers think a flow of electrons must be priced the same as a physical object. There’s no excuse for such pricing. It’s greed and cowardice.

There’d be plenty of expansion if Apple would create an “iRead” application for the iPhone and finally create an ebook mass-market by adding ebooks to the iTunes Store.

Previously in this blog:
eBooks On iPhone: HarperCollins Kicks In
eBooks On iPhone: Well, There Are Magazines At Least!
The eBooks On iPhone Campaign: Steve Jobs Loves Books! Hey, Steve, So Do We!!
eBooks On iPhone: The Clamor Continues!
eBookery For iPhone?
eBooks on iPhone: Another Person Who Won’t Wait For Apple
eBooks On iPhone: Not Waiting For Apple!
iPhone: First eBook On It?
Mucho Namaste To FSJ!
Will Apple Steal The eBook Limelight From Sony And Create Another Mass Market?