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January 15th, 2003

(no subject) [Jan. 15th, 2003|02:22 pm]
[Your mom ain't listening to |MLWTTKK - Rivers Of Blood, Years Of Darkness]

Killer Cock Loose

I've been following up on stories about this "ghost ship" that was found last week. Crazy stuff. It seems that someone has been making cell phone calls using the phones from members of the crew, leading creedence to the idea that pirates hijacked the boat. You'd think they'd have stolen the boat and the cargohold full of fish though. I'm sure there's a market for both in southeast asia.

Did you buy any music from a retail store between January 1st, 1995 and December 22nd, 2000? The better question would be if you happened to be in a coma during that time because then you might not have bought a cd or a tape during that time. Assuming you answered yes, go claim you some cash. You might not want to spread the word though, since only slightly more than 13 million people will be able to file a claim before they say "No money to anyone!". I picked this up from Penny Arcade, so it's already going to get /.'d as it is. However, I felt obligated to pass the word on. Basically, every major music company conspired to set minimum prices for new release hits to maximize the phat cizash that they'd line their pockets with. I remember hearing about this vaguely, but for the most part it slipped under my radar. In any case, they've all decided to settle and this site is for people to file a claim to get some phat settlement cash. The most you'll recieve is $20, but you'll probably not get anything because every monkey on the internet is going to file a claim.
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(no subject) [Jan. 15th, 2003|04:18 pm]
[Your mom ain't listening to |Sage Francis - Makeshift Patriot]

So I drive by Target on my lunch break and notice that there are a couple of large goonish looking men handing out fliers at the entrance to Target, a standard sign of protestors of some sort. Knowing that I didn't care why they were protesting, I took their flyer anyway. Apparently the local carpenter's union is protesting Target's stores because they use out-of-state contractors to build their stores here in town. They're argument wasn't that this was taking food out of their childrens' mouths (there are more than enough construction jobs in this city to fill in the space), but that Target's money wasn't being spent in our local economy because they paid someone else. I didn't feel bad for these guys who were wearing brand new Union jackets. They were probably being paid to stand out there and hand out fliers. A good portion of my purchases are made online, so my money isn't helping our local economy. There are more than enough 20-somethings in this town making up for my spending habits. blah blah blah.

As an aside, I'd suggest downloading Sage Francis' Makeshift Patriot, at least if you have an interest in hip hop at all. It's his viewpoint on 9/11 and while I'm tired of 9/11 inspirational crap, this doesn't qualify. Kinda sad that the only musicians who seem to have an opinion against what the U.S. is doing are either underground/indie level artists or are out of touch with the average man.
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