....LMB: "Caption Contest"....

March 25, 2004

Can you look at this image of Condoleeza Rice and not hear the Darth Vader theme playing in your head?

"Now, Richard Clarke, witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"

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"Don't make a face, it will freeze that way!"

Posted by: triple-e at March 25, 2004 10:27 AM

I'd attempt a caption, but I'm afraid I don't speak Kligon.

Posted by: tas at March 25, 2004 11:24 PM

"Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Guess I'll go eat worms..."

Posted by: Damelon Kimbrough at March 25, 2004 11:49 PM

"Burst into flames, burst into flames, burst into flames!"

Posted by: eric at March 26, 2004 05:07 AM

"Ah'm goina git that boy. Ah'm goina fukk him up so bad his mama won't want to hug him."

Posted by: Lurch at March 26, 2004 07:28 AM

Condoleeza Constipation

Posted by: jorge at March 26, 2004 01:56 PM

"Condoleezza Rice, you've just won the newest feature on VH1's Best Week Ever - the Worst Week Ever award! Congratulations!"

Posted by: Tom at March 26, 2004 06:06 PM

The crap's hitting the fan again, so I guess its about time for another one of Dick's "heart attacks."

Posted by: Clay at March 28, 2004 09:59 AM

Oh. I thought she was at a reading of Vogon poetry.

Posted by: Andy at March 30, 2004 09:09 AM

Jake--Pow-powell and Rice are trojen horses,who are fronts for the zionists. The use of half cocked dummies is a smart move by Bush, the cow-boy Americans and the black's go along (like sheep followers) with the real guys in control.When will Americans get of their high horses and limit the bad Russian Jews in control?---Nixon's famous words--I'm surrounded by Jews!--he wondered- how many got in Washington-simple--Trojen Horses----1/2-blacks are the new avenues!

Posted by: Israoil at April 1, 2004 07:31 AM

Mr. Clarke... Don't make me angry... You wouldn't like me when I'm angry...

Posted by: wavjockey at April 2, 2004 11:59 AM
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November 16, 2004

Tales of Media Woe

Senate May Ram Copyright Bill- one of the most depressing stories of the day that didn't involve death or bombs. It's the music and movie industries' wet dream. It criminalizes peer-to-peer software makers, allows the government to file civil lawsuits on behalf of these media industries, and eliminates fair use. Fair use is the idea that I can use a snippet of a copyrighted work for educational, political, or satirical purposes, without getting permission from the copyright-holder first.

And most tellingly, the bill legalizes technology that would automatically skip over "obejctionable content" (i.e. sex and violence) in a DVD, but bans devices that would automatically skip over commericals. This is a blatant, blatant, blatant gift to the movie industry. Fuck the movie industry, fuck the music industry, fuck the Senate.

Music industry aims to send in radio cops- the recording industry says that you're not allowed to record songs off the radio, be it real radio or internet radio. And now they're working on preventing you from recording songs off internet radio through a mixture of law and technological repression (although I imagine their techno-fixes will get hacked pretty quickly).

The shocking truth about the FCC: Censorship by the tyranny of the few- blogger Jeff Jarvis discovers that the recent $1.2 million FCC fine against a sex scene in Fox's "Married By America" TV show was not levied because hundreds of people wrote the FCC and complained. It was not because 159 people wrote in and complained (which is the FCC's current rationale). No, thanks to Jarvis' FOIA request, we find that only 23 people (of the show's several million viewers) wrote in and complained. On top of that, he finds that 21 of those letters were just copy-and-paste email jobs that some people attached their names to. Jarvis then spins this a bit by saying that "only 3" people actually wrote letters to the FCC, which is misleading but technically true. So somewhere between 3 and 23 angry people can determine what you can't see on television. Good to know.

Reuters Union Considers Striking Over Layoffs- will a strike by such a major newswire service impact the rest of the world's media?

Pentagon Starts Work On War Internet- the US military is talking about the creation of a global, wireless, satellite-aided computer network for use in battle. I think I saw a movie about this once...

Conservative host returns to the air after week suspension for using racial slur- Houston radio talk show host (and somtime Rush Limbaugh substitute) Mark Belling referred to Mexican-Americans as "wetbacks" on his show. He was suspended for a couple of weeks, and then submitted a written apology for the racial slur to a local newspaper. But he seems to be using the slur and its surrounding controversy to boost his conservative cred with his listeners.

Stay Tuned for Nudes- Cleveland TV news anchor Sharon Reed aired a story about artist Spencer Tunick, who uses large numbers of naked volunteers in his installations and photographs. The news report will be unique in that it will not blur or black-out the usual naughty bits. The story will air late at night, when it's allegedly okay with the FCC if you broadcast "indecent" material. The author of this article doesn't seem to notice that Reed first claims that this report is a publicity stunt, but then claims it's a protest against FCC repression. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I'm not that much of a sucker.

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