Warner Bloopers



Via Neatorama, a fun collection of Warner Bros. outtakes from the 1930s.

This won't end well



Nice.


Embrace Life



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Dickney DVDs

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Menu Nightmare!

Disney’s Fast Play (Or the Marketing of a Flipped Bit)


Now look at me

Leo LaPorte interviews the creators of that fantastic Old Spice Commercial. Brilliant stuff.




Bourne Identity Theft

Imagine you’re just a normal joe. You turn on the news to discover that apparently you’re part of an international assassination squad because a killer (sanctioned by the government) stole your identity and used it to kill. Have a nice day.

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K.I.S.S.: Writing to be grok'd

This is aimed at software and hardware engineers. But the sentiments apply to writing for tv and movies.

Be Stupid.

My kids will be thrilled. Not me. Could care less. Really. Not even interested. Maybe I should get tickets now.


Toy Story 3 Trailer 2 in HD

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Duh.

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Warner Music Group during its fiscal results call today acknowledged that its digital music sales have slowed since it helped push for variable pricing on iTunes last year. In the fall, the company's digital sales equivalent to whole albums grew about 5 percent compared to late 2008 where it grew 10 percent over this past summer and 11 percent in the spring. Absolute digital revenue followed a similar pattern as the income grew 8 percent year-over-year in late 2009, but less than half the 20 percent from the end of 2008.

[Electronista)

Die-by-wire?

John Dvorak at Marketwatch:

In a Prius, as well as many computer-controlled Toyotas, the accelerator pedal is more like a volume-control knob than anything else. In the olden days when you stepped on the pedal, it would be directly connected to, say, a carburetor, and open a valve mechanically as you pushed down.

This is now passé, as this activity is done electronically on the most modern cars by network signaling.


A good article explaining how auto makers went from hardware to software and may have put us all into hot water. Here’s hoping not.

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Marketwatch]



Discussing the iPad

Charlie Rose spoke with David Carr, Michael Arrington and Walt Mossberg about Apple’s new iPad.



[Gizmodo]

Shootout science

Pal Bob Goodman clued me to this (perhaps because I’ve just written a shootout on main street for a certain show I’m working on).



A fun examination of the neuroscience behind the Western Showdown.