light reading for the weekend

  • For all my comic book nerdiness, I didn’t realize Art Spiegelman (Maus) also created Garbage Pail Kids.
  • Man arrested for having a 3some in a parking lot. With 2 blow-up dolls. And no, it wasn’t me.
  • This is the best Microsoft article I’ve read in a long time. I really thought they were past this crap, but this is just hilarious and worth the 30 second read. These are my 2 favorite questions, but the 8 or so in the article are all just as brilliant. Hugh Griffiths, Head of Mobile at Microsoft UK, doesn’t even try to be convincing about the inclusion of DRM and the fact that the entire basis for selling DRM-ed music specific to a single phone is a completely broken model. I love it.

    With the likes of iTunes and Amazon offering DRM-free music that you can play on any device, why would anyone choose the MSN Mobile service?
    There may well be people who just want to listen to the track on their mobile alone.

    If I buy these songs on your service – and they’re locked to my phone – what happens when I upgrade my phone in six months’ time?

    Well, I think you know the answer to that.