Archive for January, 2006

Six Ways to Fix MySpace in 2006

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

MySpace, you've hit critical mass. A giant media conglomerate owns you, every major-label band has a page, and you're sponsoring events and concerts all over the nation. It's time to realize that you're not a grass-roots little social networking website anymore. It's time for some changes: (more…)

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Thumb Thing Book Holder

Thursday, January 26th, 2006


In one word: Brilliant. This is quite possibly the best little piece of plastic since the guitar pick.

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Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I’m getting old,
not because I’m nearing 25, for that is quite young,
but because I’m beginning to see my life flow in chunks.

I’ve mostly tried everything already;
everything, that is,
that I had any intention of trying in the first place.

The rest, infinite though it might be, doesn’t pique my interest now.

Perhaps by moving on, fluidly through the years, I’ll come to want more,
and find myself delving into something then
that I would have never considered today.

Or perhaps I’ll find myself having skipped through several more chunks
until I can no longer say that I am young,
until I have to begin counting down.

I can’t say that I was ever bright-eyed and hopeful,
but lately–
and by lately, I mean during the past half-dozen years–
I’ve been stuck
in a loop from which I can’t seem to find an exit. And it’s boring me.
God, how it bores me.

I don’t want to give chase anymore.
but I can’t settle down.
It’s not that I don’t want to. I can’t find the opportunity.

God, give me the opportunity, and I will.

only 25

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Blockbuster Video, 1985-2006

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Wayne Huizenga founded Blockbuster Video, whose first storeopened its doors on October 19, 1985, and sold it to Viacom in 1994. That'swhere the beginning of the end started for Blockbuster. Through itsmismanagement and eventual disavowal, Viacom managed to run Hollywood's once-darling Blockbuster into theground. In just one decade. (more…)


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