From the Washington Post on the coming tsunami of RIAA subpoenas: “”The RIAA’s subpoenas are so prolific that the U.S. District Court in Washington, already suffering staff shortages, has been forced to reassign employees from elsewhere in the clerk’s office to help process paperwork.” (Confidential to CC: All right, how’s this one?) (Confidential to the rest of y’all: As usual, my opinions have nothing to do with those of my employer… and usually vice versa.)


A deeply enjoyable guide on Kuro5hin to high-quality trolling. If you’ve ever aspired to be a pundit or talking head, this is golden. (Extra points for the subtle scene-setting with McCarthy comment; which chattering blonde sociopath could he have meant, do you think?)

Listening to the guy on CNN talking about the Kobe Bryant case, saying that a) for 200 years we’ve had equal justice for the rich and the poor in America, and b) this woman (that would be the 19-year-old rape victim) will “have to go on trial.” A little while after this I got into a discussion with a couple of folks about the nature of God. I declared that God wasn’t interventionalist in any way quantifiable by human values. I said this in part because the guy on CNN didn’t drop dead with maggots writhing out of him. On camera.

The All-Star game is still minutes from starting, but already Fox has upped the ass quotient with an extraordinarily unwatchable promo starring Sean Connery and the rest of the cast of the Ishtar-level-bad League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Fox. Sucks. It would be silly of me to switch the channel over to HBO and John Cusack after that retch (especially since I don’t have cable; really fruitless maneuver in that circumstance) but don’t think I’m not tempted. Not that they weren’t already in parliament-of-whores territory squeezing in Clemens like that…