Tuesday, September 9, 2008

In the news today...

Apple has finally acknowledged that the iPod was in fact invented by someone else other than them. As part of their defense against a patent lawsuit, the company have acknowledged that a 52-year-old man first invented a very similar music storage device over 30 years ago. Nevertheless, the inventor will not see any of the billions in revenue that the iPod has generated for Apple. Maybe if he asks nicely, he might get a 25 millisecond cameo in the next Pixar movie.
This story reminds me of: Biffy Clyro - Joy.Discovery.Invention (from Blackened Sky) [BUY]

A new book alleges that famous children's author Roald Dahl was in fact a British spy who had numerous sexual encounters with American women while he was stationed there in the 1940s and 50s. According to letters and documents, Dahl's conquests included Millicent Rogers, the heiress to a Standard Oil fortune, and Clare Boothe Luce, the wife of Time magazine founder Henry Luce. A day after this revelation, Willy Wonka came out with a statement insisting he and Charlie were "just friends".
This story reminds me of: Libretto - The Novelist (from Disc:losure)

The team of producers responsible for the TV series The Office are getting together to pen a new script for Ghostbusters 3. The writers have been commissioned by Columbia Pictures to reunite Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson for the third instalment of that famed 1980s action comedy flick. The Marshmallow Man has also been ordered to stop his Atkins diet and put back those 100 pounds he lost in a random effort to restore his self-esteem. No word on whether he'll comply.
This story reminds me of: Run DMC - Ghostbusters 2 Theme (from Ghostbusters II Soundtrack) [BUY]

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