Piracy as a leading indicator of sales

One great way to determine whether your digital product is destined for greatness is how many people want to steal it. As the television industry is starting to realize, there’s a great deal of positive information that can be gleaned from illegal torrents of the shows. If no one … Read more

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Gold Pill makes your poop glitter for $425

Wow! Can you believe THIS SHIT? Literally.

Gold Pills Make you poop gold flakes

“If you’ve got so much money that you’re just looking for new ways to waste it, Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid created the Gold Pill for you.”

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Writers strike and how we as viewers should respond


Writers Guild of America strike

It is no secret that the Writers Guild of America is on strike. And why they are striking makes complete sense to me.

The Writers Guild (approx 12,000 members) contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expired on Oct 31 2007. What they want is more of the revenues from DVD sales and internet rebroadcasting. In the 1990s the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers only gave the writers a 1.8% cut of the profits of DVD sales due to it being an “Emerging Market” citing they needed 80% of the revenue to develop this market. Billions of dollars later those percentage points have not changed. So as DVD sales have fully matured without these percentage points sliding towards the writers we should be left wondering if the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers really care about the bread and butter of their industry.
And now we have another emerging market, Internet rebroadcasting. With companies like Netflix and iTunes we can only hope that the Writers Guild of America get a very decent chunk of this revenue stream before getting locked into another ass rape contract like they have been involved with since DVD/VHS percentages were set in the 1990s.

With this being said some actors and talk show hosts have been backing up the people who put the words in their mouths. EllenDeGeneres and the cast of the hit TV show “The Office” (Some of which write for their show) include just a few of those willing to respect the Writers Guild of America.

“It is unfortunate that they choose to take this irresponsible action,” a Producer has been quoted saying about Writers deciding to picket. Well this blogger feels that the Writers have been screwed out of a larger portion of a billion dollar cash flow in the past and they NEED to make their point known that they are NOT going to be screwed out of another cash boom. The Internet and cellular distribution.

How aboot that Canadian Dollar?

I woke up this morning at 4:30AM at what would have been 5:30 AM if the time did not roll back from a dream about some shape shifting Terminator 2 type dream. After about an hour playing an old Super Nintendo ROM called Unchartered Water 2: New Horizons I left for my first day of work as a Tech Support Agent for a Digital Satellite TV company.

On my way home I stopped by the bank to set up my Direct Deposit stuff and was ROFLing when I seen this on the Bank of Canada website.

05/11/07: 1.0708
(1 CAD = 1.0708 USD)

This is the highest it has ever been.

So I talked to my grandfather in Manitoba and he is not to happy. You see a majority of his life he spent working in the USA. Hes a retired Steelworker. And his pension cheques are in USD. I told him to hang on to them till Jan. CAD should go down by then. I hope I am right.

The blowjob girl!

I thought this was so funny I just had to repost this.

Thanks UltraNeko!

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