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Well, That Should Show The RIAA Who’s Boss

Consumers — people like you and me — downloaded almost 20 million songs at the close of 2005. And they did it legally through iTunes and other legitimae online retailers. Good to see that the RIAA is so in touch with reality and their business as they maintain their ridiculous crusade against their own customers. […]

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It’s Time For JoPa To Be Shown The DoorPa

I live deep in the heart of Nittany Lion country. I think Joe Paterno has had an enviable career as a coach and leader. Despite that, his actions this week demand his immediate and public resignation. Paterno, long-time coach of the Penn State college football team, was asked by a reporter to comment on the […]

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Congrats To Tim And His Alma Mater

I can guarantee that Tim, over at Cracked Sidewalks is a happy man this morning after the Marquette Warriors dropped the University of Connecticut Huskies big time in the Big East opener last night. Check out his post for the smart post-game analysis.

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Can We Call Your References?

If I were a high-level executive at either CNN or the Bush Administration, I’d make sure Farris Hassan, the 16-year-old from Fort Lauderdale who snuck off to Iraq in early December, knew he could come work with me anytime he felt like it. Because, let’s face, what’s a better motivator than having a 16-year-old kid […]

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A Sad Day For Homer Simpson

The Associated Press is reporting that Michael Vale, the actor behind the Dunkin Donuts Fred the Baker character of “time to make the doughnuts” fame, has died at the age of 83. Vale’s character was an American icon up there with the likes of Clara Peller and her “Where’s the beef?” character. Not to take […]

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Can The Pharmaceutical Industry Go Open Source?

Not sure why I saw this on The Consumerist, but the topic is ripe for front page news. It seems the federal chief of AIDS research is on record saying that any HIV vaccine will not be made by a pharmaceutical company because there’s no financial incentive for them to develop such a drug. OK, […]

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We’re Ba-a-a-ack!

After much time away from the old blogosphere, we’re planning to usher in 2006 with a new and revamped Maney|Digital outpost on the web. Expect a random mix of observations, updates and links to things we find interesting or amusing. Enjoy!