Just to put into perspective YouTube Music traffic is equivalent to 3 times all the other services combined.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Robin Thicke was apparently arrested for possession of marijuana on February 17th.
The 34-year-old “Lost Without You” singer was apprehended near Manhattan’s Madison Square Park after he was pulled over for throwing something out of the window of his Cadillac Escalade, a source told Access Hollywood. Police reportedly opened the cigarette box in the vehicle and found an unknown amount of marijuana. Thicke was taken to a police station and issued a summons before being dismissed. He was reportedly held for 15 minutes and signed autographs for the staff while in the station.
Thicke suffered a sore wrist from autograph signings, and he was sent to his room by Jason Seaver. New York Police, you did the guy a damn favor. Arrest people for worse crimes.
Foo Fighters win a Grammy for the best rock album? Really? I thought it was just like their last album, but newer.
Pitchfork gave it a 6.2/10
There just isn’t a melody or hook to really amplify. Those songs here that hold tightly to Grohl’s long perfected, quiet-LOUD formula and crescendos– see: alt-rock lullabies “Arlandria” and “These Days”, or the pop-punk door-to-ass closer “Walk”– come closest to matching the energy of his best work. In theory, as a form of therapy, it still works.
And The Guardian gave it a 2/5
Much of Wasting Light rocks just fine, but takes precisely no risks with the Foos’ commercially peaking, but artistically diminishing, tattooed chug-pop.
We are sold on the notion that anyone could be president, but the fact of the matter is that the one with the most money behind him usually wins. And who has the most money? Corporations. But Romney convinces us that corporations are people too.
Mitt Romney ran 13,000 adverts, nearly all negative, nearly all on TV. You are sitting there, watching your favourite chat show or reality TV, and up pops a minute-and-a-half of adverts telling you scary things about somebody.
One insider says the experience is like having someone invade your home. But he also told me that people do get interested, caught up in the emotion, and of course persuaded of the merit of the advert’s argument.
The ads certainly seemed to crush Newt Gingrich in Florida, where he could only manage to buy a measly 200 spots on TV.
- BBC News
Romney ended up winning in Florida by a big margin. Is this what true democracy is like? The guy with the most money to air ads takes it?
It looks like once you let money into politics you cannot take it out. Putting the toothpaste back into the container type argument.
“I won’t believe corporations are people until Texas executes one.” – YouTube user
You hear a lot of bad stuff about the republican presidential candidates these days, and a lot of republicans dislike most of their own candidates.
Mitt Romney, the filthy rich one, is a well known flip flopper. His most notable flip flops can be found here. Just don’t expect him to remember his political stance or to increase taxes for his rich friends if he takes office. He makes around 56k each day and pays only about 15% in taxes. When asked about his low tax payments he always says the same; he pays whatever is required by the law. OK that is true, but when a bill was proposed to raise taxes on investments which would affect him and his rich friends, he voted no and lobbied heavily to squash the bill. It’s easy to follow the law when you’re writing it.
Newt Gingrich besides looking plain evil and corrupt he also allegedly cheated on his previous 2 wives and left them when they were sick because he as he says; loves America. OK fine I don’t really care that much about his personal life and luckily Christians are all about forgiveness so he should be OK. Among other crazy things, he wants to colonize the moon and get rid of Spanish Language, because Spanish is the language of the ghetto.
Rick Santorum, a bit of a religious nut, wants to modify the constitution to ban same sex marriage as well as stop all abortions. He wants to impose the Christian Law upon America to save us and he is not hiding this. Oh and there was also this lil thing.
Ron Paul believes human evolution and global warming are an unproven theory and a hoax respectively. He wants to get rid of the civil rights act and the education system among other things.
Also they all oppose gay marriage, abortion and Obama’s Healthcare Reform which helps millions of Americans.
Most people will agree that all 4 are totally unfit to be presidents of United States. What’s more disturbing is even if they don’t beat Obama these guys are still running the country. Somebody elected them to very high political positions. Romney was governing Massachusetts, Gingrich was the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Santorum is a Senator for Pennsylvania, Ron Paul is a congressman from Texas and he also serves on the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Financial Services, and on the Joint Economic Committee.
Rick Perry I haven’t mentioned earlier but he is just as bad or maybe even worse than the rest and he is governing Texas.
My point is that I wouldn’t want these guys to run the country as presidents, but the reality is that they already DO run the country. Both the House and the Senate are filled with dudes like these and they all vote on very important issues that affect your daily lives. And just because they don’t win this presidential race doesn’t mean they won’t affect you. They will and they already have.
This smart dude took the stock instead of cash.
The graffiti artist who took Facebook stock instead of cash for painting the walls of the social network’s first headquarters made a smart bet. The shares owned by the artist, David Choe, are expected to be worth upward of $200 million when Facebook stock trades publicly later this year.
Even smarter dude, kept the control of the company.
Mr. Zuckerberg, 27, has 533.8 million shares, worth $28.4 billion based on a company valuation of $100 billion, or $53 a share. He also has undisputed control of the company, a remarkable achievement since the company has received financing from some of the world’s top business minds. He owns 28.4 percent of the company outright and he controls 57 percent of the voting rights.
We are all wishing we had some facebook stock right now.