[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
online video killed the …
KittehRoulette – refresh for random kittehs of the internet – no penis here, pheew
The Gift, by Carl Erik Rinsch – "Five short films. Five genres. Five of RSA's hottest directors. One unifying piece of dialogue." this is an excellent short film, the others are also worth checking out.
Tina Fey Unveils "The Sarah Palin Network" on SNL – "Tina Fey reprised her role as Sarah Palin on tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live with an unveiling of the fictional "Sarah Palin Network" in what turned out to be a smart, tight and thoroughly funny sketch."
schmooze and abuse
Teen hammers father to death over computer game – "A 14-year-old boy killed his sleeping father with a sledgehammer after his parents told him not to play a computer game overnight and took away the keyboard."
Fancy Horse Makes Blizzard $2 Million in Four Hours – "The Blizzard Pet Store is offering two new virtual pets to World of Warcraft players today, one of which has generated over $2 million in sales in its first four hours."
Apple’s New Developer Agreement Unlevels the iAd Playing Field – "Apple told us last week that it would not prevent third-party ad networks from embedding ads in applications for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, even though those networks would compete with its own iAd platform."
Chris Morris: the Orson Welles of British comedy? – "With the impending release of a new film and biography, the enigmatic creator of Brass Eye faces a choice: venture into the limelight, or risk compromising the exposure of his work"
The 30-Second Rule, A Decision Tree – "You’ve just dropped food on the floor. Should you eat It? This handy flow chart will help you decide, but if you subscribe to the 10 second, 20 second, or 30 second rule, you’ll have to read fast!"
BAD BOY KUMMER von Miklos Gimes – a brief description of the movie and some additional info is online.
Five rational arguments against Apple's 3.3.1 policy – "It’s better to be loved than to be feared. It’s only when you can’t make them love you that you want them to fear you. Apple has jumped the gun. We weren’t done loving you before you made us fear you."
Suicide Statistics – infographic a look at suicide statistics. [edit: link broken]
The Amazing Media Habits of 8-18 Year Olds – "Kids consume a hell of a lot of media–and more all the time. Basically, if kids are awake, they're consuming media."
Useless Fliers – "Download a pdf of it!" and some more
Thinkstank, Useless Flier Cargo cult advertising. A flier… – "Cargo cult advertising. A flier that exists for no apparent reason, and which you can take a piece of with you to remind you that it was there."
After iPad, Rivals Offer Hybrid Variations – "Just as Apple’s iPhone shook up a complacent cellphone industry, the company’s iPad is provoking PC makers — and non-PC makers — to fight back with new devices."