August 2007 Contents

August 31, 2007

August 2007 Contents

From first post to last –

August 2007 subhead: You have to have something vicious in you to be a creative writer. God save me from being nice. –D.H. Lawrence

July 2007 Contents

Blog Notes: This Month’s Subhead
Quote Of The Day: RoughlyDrafted
Band: u239 = Real Direct Marketing
Hollywood: Settle!
Juliette Lewis Has A Band And It’s Coming To NYC!
Oh Fuck Me! Junkiness Is Dead!!!
More American Blood On The Hands Of Bush
Elton John Is A Senile Old Man
MySpace: WTF?
Blogroll: Junkiness Deleted
Quote Of The Day: Planetakis
Blog Notes: I Am So Far Behind…
Juliette And The Licks, Free Tonight In NYC @ 7PM!
eBooks On iPhone: Well, There Are Magazines At Least!
Photo Album: Warren Ellis’s Book
The Power Of Fuck
Die In Prison, You Piece Of Shit
Today’s What Was That?!!?
Ah, There’s Still Bamford To Give Me A Laugh
Heather: ABC’s Primetime Photo Album
Quote Of The Day: Alan Pritt
Heather: She Inspired ABC-TV
Heather: Latest News
Photo Album: Juliette And The Licks @ Virgin Megastore
Band: u239 Does Nuclear Marketing!
Rightist Radio = Liecasting
Band: Crooked Looks Coming To NYC Tomorrow, August 4, 2007
Band: The Shapes In NYC Tomorrow, August 4, 2007
Punk From Argentina, Wif Luv
iPhone More Popular Than Zune And Harry Potter
Bastard Of The Year
Fake Steve Jobs Is Dead. Sit Shiva With Me!
The Irony. The Irony, I Say!!
Quotes Of The Day: Bastard Of The Year Edition
Bourne Ultimatum? Yes. Journeyman? No.
Reference: Feevy
The Betrayal Of Fake Steve Jobs: Brad Stone, You Suck!
The Betrayal Of Fake Steve Jobs: Daniel Lyons, You Suck!
And So The Long Knives Start To Come Out…
Stop Being Babies! That’s Not A Corpse!
Quote Of The Day: Uncov
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman, Dammit!!
The Mike Cane Persecution Checklist
Now Sinfest Persecutes Me!
I Give NBC A Kick To The Nuts. It’s Called An Incentive.
The Shadow Of Doomsday Appears…
Another DUH! Article Twenty-Five Years Too Late
Blogroll: Fake Steve Jobs Deleted
Step Right Up, Folks, And Watch The Last Gasp Of The Dinosaurs!
Go Read Alan Pritt’s Blog
Armageddon Happens Every Day
Quote Of The Day: David Mitchell
Photo Album: August 2005 Street Art
September 2005: NBC Promotes A New Earl Show
Safari For Windows: Still Sick!
Band: Juliette And The Licks Get Rave Review
Girls Don’t Cry Get The Remix Treatment
YouTube: A Horrifying WTF?!!?
The Internet Is Full Of Fakes
What’s All This Then?
YouTube: Laugh Of The Day
Girls Don’t Cry: Happy Anniversary!!
Phelps Is Without Shame
Bellylaugh Of The Day: Accidental Edition
You Can Trust Us. We Wear Suits.
Journeyman Still Not Leaked
Five Things That Would Improve MySpace
Man, What Is This Shit With Firefox’s Tabs?
Quote Of The Day: Tech Edition
MySpace SpamGrrls
MySpace SpamGrrls: The Next Generation
Meet Estefi Of NoBarbies
An Open Letter To Chelsea S., From M. Dylan Raskin
I’m On Facebook
R.I.P.: Artist Mike Wieringo
The Internet Creates Its Own Cute Little Psychoses
Recently Read & Now Reading: August 13 2007
Found On MySpace
Addendum To The Prior Post
Chinese Take-Out
Caffeine Nation
Worse Than Any Terrorist Could Do
Hey You Three. Get Out Of My Blog!
Hey You Three. Email NBC!
Journeyman: Interesting Bits
Now NBC Has Pissed Me Off!
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman NOW!
ABC Kicks NBC’s Ass For Fall TV Buzz
Movies As Trauma
Another Found On MySpace
Go Read Barry Eisler’s Chat
Imus Kicks CBS’s Ass
Sudden Rope Death
YouTube: NBC Fall Preview
Even When You Win You Can’t Win
Good News! The Worst Is Yet To Come!
Just Read & Next Reading: August 15 2007
Quote Of The Day: John Brownlee
Sinfest Again Has My Number (Damn You, Ishida!!)
Bamford Has A Lame Excuse For Not Blogging
Russia Creates Fuckday!
Well, That’s It. I’ll Never Be Allowed On A Plane Again.
Welcome To Your Capitalist Future, Japan
Bellylaugh Of The Day: Wikipedia Revisionist Edition
China’s Ferocious iPhone Clones
Nokia Fails To Plant Bomb In My Cellphone
eBooks On iPhone: HarperCollins Kicks In
iPhonespotting
Reference: Megavideo
Appeasement In Our Time
iPhone: AT&T Bill Delivered In A BOX!
WTF Of The Day: A Flickr Moment
NBC: Leak Journeyman NOW! Early Reports NOT Good!
What Shall Be Done?
Journeyman: No Leak, But Two YouTube Vids
Journeyman: All Available Vids
You Make Me Want To Bleed To Death
This Manuscript Should Have Never Been Published. It Should Have Been Shot To Death.
Fall Network TV Doom Watch List
Search Terms That Please Me
Woo
Depression 2.0: Bank Run
Comcast Finds A New Way To Be A Bastard
Preair Leak: Pilot Of CW’s Aliens In America
TV Before It Was Hijacked By The Sickos
WTF Is This “Man Bag” Shit? Grow Up.
Warren Ellis Reveals His Music Secret
Band: The National
Laugh Of The Day: Photoshop Fun Edition
YouTube: More RARE Gerry Anderson
Journeyman: Still Unleaked!
Now Reading: August 18 2007
Christopher Fowler Pleads Guilty — To Genius!
Today’s Bellylaugh: The Mouth Of Hell
Dailymotion: Coronet Blue
Laugh Of The Day: Stupid Cop Edition
Horror Of The Day: Cat Edition
Band: The National — Pictures Posted
Quote Of The Day: Mary Magdalan
MySpace Music: Feh!
England Continues To Give Away Its Country
Question Of The Day: Is China Out Of Its Fucking Mind?
Kenneth Che-Tew Eng Must Love Being Arrested!
China: Every Day A New Lethal Product!
Blog Notes: WordPress Burped
Reference: Installing Native Apps On An iPhone
Is It Time To Ban All Chinese Imports?
Quote Of The Day: Uncov
Ectomo Finds A Jewel!
YouTube: Lips Like Morphine
New Social Spot: Network Baby
Blogroll Addition: Network Baby Profile
Dick Morris Has Seen His Future Of Living In A Cardboard Box And Swerves To Avoid It
Apple Wins The Internet Video Wars
Even On The Internet You Make Me Want To Bleed To Death
China: Now It’s Deadly Blankets & Filthy Chopsticks
Another Cat Horror
Another Argument For eBooks On The iPhone
Video: Tokyo Hardcore
Heather: She Pleads Guilty!
Heather: Photos From Court Guilty Plea
Heather: She’s More Popular Than The iPhone!
Heather: Tears Outside Courtroom
Heather: She’s Made Google Trends
Heather: Day Two
Heather: WCSH6-TV Video Report & Transcript
Heather: ABC News Video
Heather: 11Alive Video
Heather: WSB-TV Video
Heather: Google Trends Peak
Heather: Today’s Wrap-Up
Reading: August 23 2007
Blog Notes: Early Day
Engadget Snags The Attention Of Autistic Palm, Inc.
Heather: WKRN-TV Video
Ted Nugent Knows The Value Of Our Leaders
The Next Trend In Management-Labor Relations
Blog Notes: WordPress Is Being A Right Bastard Today
That Self-Alienated Bitch Ayn Rand Will Kill Us All
Band: Glasgow’s Camera Obscura Tonight August 24 2007 7PM @ South Street Seaport — FREE!
Heather: The Helots Come Out To Make Hay
Poor Ed Colligan. Ascared Of Me.
Reading: August 25 2007
Blog Notes: WordPress Is My Tormentor Today
Blog Notes: WordPress Still Fucked
jWin MP3 Player Needs Replacement
Blog Notes: One-Quarter Million Views!
NBC To Give Away Show Pilots
Creators And Writers Guild Of America: Take Note!
Quote Of The Day: Matt Stone Of South Park
Blogroll Addition: Tito Perdue
Being Blonde While Dumb, Redefined
Signs Of Renewed Life At Scribez
Ugh. Backlogged. Still.
Being Blonde While Dumb, The Spin
NBC: Stop Being Blonde!
Bellylaugh Of The Day: A Warren Ellis Reader
Open Yer Damn Wallets!
Quote Of The Day: Nokia’s Innate Ineptness
Nokia Names New Service After Drunk Driving
Nokia’s Drunk Driving-Named Service: No Surprise After All
Nokia Is Phone Of Choice For Photographing Drunk Finnish Girls Who Piss In Public
iPod Price History: Will Apple Fight Or Lose?
YouTube: Warren Zevon
Web Services, My Ass!
Huh?
The NYPL Won’t Know What Hit Them Now…
NYPL: Writer Lafcadio Hearn
Life Is Determined To Kill My Brain
Hey You Reading This. Don’t Piss Me Off Like This!
R.I.P. Hilly Kristal, CBGB’s Founder
You Wish You Could Be This Good
Ominous Issuance From Band The Perfects
Free Movie: Zeitgeist
The Internet Creates Its Own, Uh, Culture
Blog Notes: Today’s Fucking Tech Conspiracy
Don’t Increase My Tension!
Pull It Out!
Should Apple Turn iTunes Into A Platform?
Nokia’s Upcoming Fake iPhone
Bands: Battles And Deerhunter 7PM Tonight For FREE @ South Street Seaport In NYC!
Band: Cheap Perfume Tonight August 31 2007 11PM @ Mo Pitkins In NYC

Heather Johnston posts:
Heather: ABC’s Primetime Photo Album
Heather: She Inspired ABC-TV
Heather: Latest News
Heather: She Pleads Guilty!
Heather: Photos From Court Guilty Plea
Heather: She’s More Popular Than The iPhone!
Heather: Tears Outside Courtroom
Heather: She’s Made Google Trends
Heather: Day Two
Heather: WCSH6-TV Video Report & Transcript
Heather: ABC News Video
Heather: 11Alive Video
Heather: WSB-TV Video
Heather: Google Trends Peak
Heather: Today’s Wrap-Up
Heather: WKRN-TV Video
Heather: The Helots Come Out To Make Hay

NBC Journeyman posts:
Bourne Ultimatum? Yes. Journeyman? No.
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman, Dammit!!
I Give NBC A Kick To The Nuts. It’s Called An Incentive.
September 2005: NBC Promotes A New Earl Show
Journeyman Still Not Leaked
Journeyman: Interesting Bits
Now NBC Has Pissed Me Off!
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman NOW!
ABC Kicks NBC’s Ass For Fall TV Buzz
YouTube: NBC Fall Preview
NBC: Leak Journeyman NOW! Early Reports NOT Good!
Journeyman: No Leak, But Two YouTube Vids
Journeyman: All Available Vids
This Manuscript Should Have Never Been Published. It Should Have Been Shot To Death.
Fall Network TV Doom Watch List
Journeyman: Still Unleaked!
NBC To Give Away Show Pilots
NBC: Stop Being Blonde!

Special M. Dylan Raskin post:
An Open Letter To Chelsea S., From M. Dylan Raskin

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Band: Cheap Perfume Tonight August 31 2007 11PM @ Mo Pitkins In NYC

August 31, 2007

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Cheap Perfume MySpace

Mo Pitkins website

Previously in this blog:
R.I.P. Hilly Kristal, CBGB’s Founder


Bands: Battles And Deerhunter 7PM Tonight For FREE @ South Street Seaport In NYC!

August 31, 2007

This is the final concert of the Seaport Music Festival this summer.

Sample their music:

Battles MySpace page

Deerhunter MySpace page

Venue information:

South Street Seaport website

Seaport Music Festival website


Nokia’s Upcoming Fake iPhone

August 31, 2007

10 things we know about Nokia’s iPhone competitor

I’d like to add two more things:

11) It will suck.

12) It will crash — alot.

Previously in this blog: (fake iPhones)
China’s Ferocious iPhone Clones

Previously in this blog: (Nokia)
Nokia Is Phone Of Choice For Photographing Drunk Finnish Girls Who Piss In Public
Nokia’s Drunk Driving-Named Service: No Surprise After All
Nokia Names New Service After Drunk Driving
Quote Of The Day: Nokia’s Innate Ineptness
Nokia Fails To Plant Bomb In My Cellphone
Oh Look! I Get To Bash Palm And Nokia At The Same Time! It’s Two Two Two Hits In One!
Five Things Nokia Needs To Do To Improve Our Lives
Nokia: Hankkiutua Sinun Hautajaiset
Nokia’s Creative Bankruptcy Continues Full Speed Ahead!
Microsoft, Palm, And Nokia: You Better Be Freaking Out!!
Oh, Look At The Pathetic Stalkers!
LifeDrive Notes: Final WiFi Unfun
Cheap Is As Cheap Does, So Don’t Buy Cheap!
The Nokia 770 Is Not Dead Yet: Except To Me
Nokia Hätäkeino Sen Oma Peräruiske*
It’s A Phone, You Life-Deprived Eejits! A P-h-o-n-e!
Nokia 770: Now 99.9% Shit!
It’s Time To Stop Looking At Cheap Devices!
OQO: Tough Shit
Oh Look! Just Like My Nokia 770 Nightmare!
Why Does The Truth Always Come Out Too Damned Late?!!?
Don’t Beg Those Bastards! Boycott Their Shit!
A Horror Of Lovecraftian Proportions
Hey, Nokia! This Is How Quality Works!
Welcome, Apple. Seriously. (Not!)
WTF?!!? Will The Nokia N800 Be Worth Buying After All? (Updated: No.)
Like This Shit Is News?
770 Shitcanned By Nokia
Nokia 770: The Endgame
Coming Real Soon Now: My FINAL Nokia Post
Nokia N800: Still Shit!
CrunchGear Has Balls!
Blame the Nokia 770, Dammit!
Nokia 770: Now Twice As Shitty
Nokia 770 Plumbs New Depths Of Shit!
Nokia 770 Gets Shittier
Is Nokia Delusional?
Nokia 770 Regains Shit Title
There Is A Right Way, And There Is The Nokia Way
Is Nokia Totally Incompetent?
Are You Nokia 770 Owners Nuts?!!?
Nokia: Please Unshackle Me!
(Anti-) Progress Report


Should Apple Turn iTunes Into A Platform?

August 31, 2007

Provocation:
NY Times: NBC Will Not Renew ITunes Contract

Nuclear strike:
Apple: iTunes Store To Stop Selling NBC Television Shows

CUPERTINO, California—August 31, 2007—Apple® today announced that it will not be selling NBC television shows for the upcoming television season on its online iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com). The move follows NBC’s decision to not renew its agreement with iTunes after Apple declined to pay more than double the wholesale price for each NBC TV episode, which would have resulted in the retail price to consumers increasing to $4.99 per episode from the current $1.99. ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW, along with more than 50 cable networks, are signed up to sell TV shows from their upcoming season on iTunes at $1.99 per episode.

“We are disappointed to see NBC leave iTunes because we would not agree to their dramatic price increase,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We hope they will change their minds and offer their TV shows to the tens of millions of iTunes customers.”

Apple’s agreement with NBC ends in December. Since NBC would withdraw their shows in the middle of the television season, Apple has decided to not offer NBC TV shows for the upcoming television season beginning in September. NBC supplied iTunes with three of its 10 best selling TV shows last season, accounting for 30 percent of iTunes TV show sales.

Apple’s counter-strike could be cutting off its nose to spite its face. NBC and Fox just announced their Hulu (excuse me while I ROTF to LMAO) service — but it turns out its beta won’t even begin until October. That leaves NBC’s series suddenly without any sales outlet on the Net.

Even worse: It looks like NBC’s plans to spread around their upcoming pilots has just had a big hole drilled through it. I don’t think we’ll be seeing these in the iTunes Store!

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Changing its future for the worst!

For all of these companies that are suddenly withdrawing from the iTunes Store, I recommend reading these two pieces:

Friction and the Consumer Experience [link fixed on 02/11/09]

“Friction” is why e-books adoption is slow

Making people hop from site to site, service to service, having to remember multiple usernames and passwords is adding friction to the customer experience. Friction is not good. Friction is like a speedbump suddenly appearing on a highway.

Friction is your doom.

Like it or not, the iTunes Store offers a fast, easy, and centralized customer experience. It is to media what Windows is to computing: the hard-fought standard. Where are all the competitors to MS-DOS that were still available in its infancy? Where’s CP/M? Where’s DR-DOS? Where’s AppleDOS? Where are all those other windowing shells that were supposed to compete and drain people away from Windows? Where’s GEOS? Where’s GEM?

Imagine if I had to do something more than hit a button on my remote control to access ABC, NBC, CBS, or any other channel.

This fight is stupid.

For both Apple and for every media company.

And if there is any fight here, it should be for a standard for a marketplace any company can tap into. Just as broadcasting settled on the FCC-mandated NTSC standard for American television, maybe it’s time to develop a standard for online media purchasing.

I can see people from Microsoft reading this and salivating, so let me make this clear right now. Microsoft should have no part in this. They’ve had numerous opportunities to create such a standard and every single one of them has failed — including the Zune. If any company should be at the center of such an effort, it should be Apple.

Apple should turn iTunes into a platform instead of a doorway to a single store.

This would preserve the iTunes Store ease of use and offload media storage, sales, and customer service onto the partner stores. If Universal Music Group thinks it can gouge customers with its variable pricing, hey, let it still have access via iTunes and find out for itself. If NBC thinks it can stiff people with bundled videos no one wants, have at it via the iTunes software portal. Apple should seriously consider changing the iTunes Store into an iTunes Mall.

I don’t have to go into teeny details here about how that would work. Apple is filled with brains who could make this work. It’s a matter of Steve Jobs having the will to do so.

I think this is a chance for Apple to create a true global standard in an area that is only going to increase in importance. It can be the dominant force in ease-of-use media sales. It can bring harmony and unity where now there is none — and where entropy threatens to undermine a crucial element in the Net’s future. And Apple can be at the center of it all.

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Pull It Out!

August 31, 2007

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See here.


Don’t Increase My Tension!

August 31, 2007

Help Girls Rock Radio Replace Failed Station Equipment

Dollars raised so far for this request: $ 25.00 USD.
Goal = $2,000.00

This is the third day I’ve posted about this. I sent them US$5.00 via PayPal. That broke the US$0.00 they had been stuck at. I asked you lot to match my measly US$5.00. But only four other people have contributed? (Or was it just one at US$20?)

I want to see that total raised increase, dammit. Kick in five bucks!

You don’t pay shit to read this blog. And I’m not looking for any money for it. So send them some. NOW!

Previously in this blog:
Hey You Reading This. Don’t Piss Me Off Like This!
Open Yer Damn Wallets!
Help Girls Rock Radio Replace Failed Station Equipment
GRR