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By Ken Levine: A few more Oscar thoughts

"NORBIT actually made more money last year than NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Hollywood needs to start making mainstream movies again. There’s no middle ground. It’s either THERE WILL BE BLOOD or ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS."

Self-Styled Siren: Brief Oscar Backlash

"Yes, you heard me, too short. Too short and too goddamn slick. No wildly inappropriate speeches, no gasps, no boos, no one going off teleprompter. Just patter, Oscar, speech, orchestra play-off."

ME3DIA - February 26 2008: Hex silliness.

"The realization that l33tspeak could be applied to hex values in Photoshop led to a few minutes of frivolity."

Timothy Garton Ash: A triple whammy of soft power sees the world in thrall to Super Tuesday | Comment is free | The Guardian

"In the early 21st century, American presidential elections have become the political equivalent of the football World Cup. Half the planet watches on television. Everyone recognises the star players and most know the rules of the game."

Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business

"Thanks to Gillette, the idea that you can make money by giving something away is no longer radical."

Ontario man falls down sewer for money, dies

"The rescue crew's only option was to pull him out using a tow-truck."

Bay of Capitalist Pigs

"Quintana dreams of returning in time to save Havana from collapse but before unchecked growth robs the city of its character. "

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