No really, how much did you want to spend on Pearl Jam tickets? Was it… zero dollars? Or was it perhaps… $5995 dollars for general admission in the pit at Barclays on October 18th? Perhaps it was. Let's do this thing, StubHub! Congratulations to all of us, for we made two things happen. First, we made bots that handled scalping for us. Second, we disrupted the concert ticket sale market, putting the ability to buy and sell (and scalp!) in the hands of everyone. But don't worry, if you feel like $5995 is too little to pay for Pearl Jam, there's some nice cheaper seats for you. Also Kurt [...]
Here is a very important video that you may not have seen. Produced by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, based on a 62-page report about sustainability and self-sufficiency in national food production and consumption, it's way more fun than it has any right to be. Animated in delightful, Lego-colored graphics, set to a bouncy little electronic number, it features full meals raining from the sky like in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, line-dancing livestock, and neatly-dressed workmen engaged in a tug-of-war with an ear of corn. If Washington had an A.V. department this good in the '90s, The Starr Report would have been like [...]
"Xe, the US security firm formerly known as Blackwater, has reached a settlement in a number of lawsuits over the killings of Iraqi civilians." And how much? "Two sources with inside knowledge of Blackwater's settlement with Iraqi victims of a string of shootings, including the Nisour Square massacre, have confirmed to me that Blackwater is paying $100,000 for each of the Iraqis killed by its forces and between $20-30,000 to each Iraqi wounded…. Based on the number of dead and injured named in the civil lawsuits, the total amount paid by Blackwater is likely in the range of $5 million."
What's the Right Talking About Today? Ezekiel Emanuel's Death Panel Rationing (also Barack Obama Kills Babies)
Interested in keeping up with the news the same way the right does? Here's a peek inside our mailbox! Today's missive from the Christian right: "social justice" is code for baby-killing and death panels!