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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Trent Reznor might have half a million Twitter followers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get his attention. You best be sending positive vibes his way, though, or he might expose your name, location, and potential criminal record. That’s exactly what Reznor did to a user with the Twitter handle AngieZherself the other day after she relentlessly mocked his fiancée Mariqueen Maandig.
After posting a link to Maandig’s Playboy photo shoot, the Reznor basher posted: “@trent_reznor I hope you get a good prenup because that skank is going to take all your money!! ;P,” followed by, “@mariqueen Way to go! Use that bf to promote yourself ;) He apparently likes his ego inflated :D”
Well if Trent can take on Prince and Rivers Cuomo, surely he could deal with an anonymous (or was she?) Twitter detractor. “Perfect example of the kind of complete parasitic delusional asshole that makes you regret fame: @AngieZherself,” Reznor replied. Then Trent went to the secret Nine Inch Nails CTU (Counter Twitter Unit) and owned the Tweet fight: “And you’re not anonymous dear, you are Angela L. Zajac from Worcester with a criminal record,” he added.
Posting her name and location was one thing, but finding a criminal record too? That NIN iPhone app must be pretty damn powerful.
PFFFT! As if she'd not get outed. As if he can't do it because he's "famous." (According to her and some other "appalled" crybabies.)Plus, I love that he used an alt account. Total epic win.
Kudos @trent_reznor from @spookiecats ;)
She's asking for donations via PayPal on her blog. For what? Writing a blog because she's out of work? Let's all jump on that bandwagon. (D, get yourself a' bloggin'.)
Friday, May 15, 2009
I hate the bottom toolbar on Facebook. I simply never remember it’s there for things like applications and quick access to photos. But it is fairly useful as a place to store your IM buddy list so it’s mostly out of sight but still open. And that’s exactly what MySpace is now using it for.
Starting today, users across the social networking site in English speaking countries (Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the US) will see a prominent bright blue bar across the bottom portion of their screens. On the right side of that bar resides MySpaceIM, the service’s instant messaging client. It works and looks exactly like Facebook’s integrated IM but the settings are a bit more accessible since they reside on the bar as well. And, to be fair, other services like Gmail have made this on-site chat in the lower right hand corner, a standard too.
MySpace has confirmed the site-wide rollout today and says they had been beta testing it for a little while with Canadian users, and some users in the UK apparently also had access. Previously, the service had a downloadable IM client that worked with Skype. This onsite IM service doesn’t offer the Skype option — the two will work with one another though.
Having a stand-alone client always seemed like an odd choice, as the point of these social networks is to keep everything integrated on the site. And though it was set in motion as a test before the change of power at MySpace, this is one of the first major changes to the site since new MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta took over. And interestingly enough, new COO Mike Jones previously founded Userplane, an online chat service, so he undoubtedly knows a thing or two about services like this.
As with Facebook IM, you’ll be able to customize who can see you’re online and who cannot. You can also block certain users. And you can pop out IM into its own window. But my favorite feature may be the ability to collapse the chat bar by clicking the arrows all the way to the right. And that doesn’t boot you offline, it just puts your status in the lower-right corner and removes the screen-wide bar.
The fact that this bar is screen-wide by default does seem a bit odd. Unlike Facebook, MySpace isn’t using this for anything else, such as applications. At least not yet. The IM bar will also not work with IE6, which I fully support as that’s the worst browser in the world.
This bar will roll out to other countries over the next few months, MySpace tells us. You can find more details here.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The entry below is reposted from BrooklynVegan
Peter Murphy @ Gramercy Theatre June 26, 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy made a rare appearance at Austin's South By Southwest festival today (March 19, 2009), coming all the way from his adopted home in Turkey to perform for a packed house at Elysium.Murphy is coming back to the US for solo shows this summer. That tour includes a two-show NYC run at the Highline Ballroom in July. Tickets for the Monday, July 6th andTuesday, July 7th shows are on sale.
Backed by a four-piece band, the goth legend performed several songs from his extensive solo catalogue and pranced around the stage dramatically throughout the 45-minute set.
In between songs, Murphy bantered with the crowd and delivered a message to any musicians in the room. "This is about music, not radio friendliness," he said. "The artist has more power than anybody. The artists must know that they are the centre of it."
At one point, Murphy even handed his microphone to audience members who proceeded to ask him questions. When a woman asked how it felt to reunite with Bauhaus recently, Murphy said, "Bauhaus are very nice chaps but they are exhausting!"
Later in the evening, a man in the crowd shouted, "We fucking love you, Peter!"
"I'm sure you just want to enter my body," quipped Murphy in response, "which is not love." [NME]
If Murphy's gigs this summer are anything like his SXSW set, the music will be mainly focused on material from his upcoming album. Speculation about that album...
[Peter Murphy's forthcoming] album may feature production fromTrent Reznor of NIN and feature Peter's version of the track "Warm Leatherette," which they have been performing live together... [Wikipedia]Murphy sang with Reznor on the NIN song "Reptile" in Atlantic City last year. The pair are no strangers to collaboration. In 2006, while on the road together with their respective bands, Reznor and Murphy recorded live, in-studio versions of a number of tracks, including "Warm Leatherette" and "Reptile." Videos of those, videos from Peter Murphy's SXSW set, the Chase Bank commercial featuring Myrphy's voice and all known tour dates, below...
Chase's "Blue Sky" Ad, John Lennon Cover With Vocals by Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy @ SXSW, Elysium, 2009-03-19 pt. 1
Peter Murphy @ SXSW, Elysium, 2009-03-19 pt. 2
Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy -Warm Leatherette
Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy - Reptile
Peter Murphy - 2009 Tour Dates
06/03/09 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
06/04/09 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco, CA
06/06/09 Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, NV
06/08/09 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
06/10/09 House of Blues Hollywood, CA
06/11/09 The Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA
06/13/09 Canes San Diego, CA
06/18/09 Emos Austin, TX
06/19/09 Lakewood Theater, Dallas, TX
06/23/09 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
06/25/09 Jannus Landing Courtyard St Petersburg, FL
07/06/09 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
07/07/09 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
07/09/09 Showcase Live, Foxboro, MA
more dates TBA
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
"The police department in my town told me to contact them if you ever write anything about me or talk to me again." — IA
I appreciate you taking the time to finally remove all (but one of) the libel and defamatory blog entries, plus the stolen images you had used on your blog, but I want to make something very clear. You're trying to mislead your readers. The quote above is a blatant misleading lie. I had to contact the police about you after you posted the bestiality and hate crime blog, the blog in which you also posted numerous images of my toddler (making fun of him, saying he was schizophrenic, on cocaine, ugliest kid you ever saw, etc.) and on which you blogged about my father who you mocked while knowing of his stage 4 cancer. You pretended to be two other people writing the blog, but I knew all along it was you. So did the police.
I then spoke to the officers on the phone. They worked on my behalf, not yours. The sentence I quoted, the one from your blog, is what they told me after they visited you at your home the first time in regards to your blogs pertaining to me, sans the talking part, which in fact neither of us ever did. I never talked to you, and you never talked to me directly; you called people I work with. The officers then had to go back to you a second time because after the first, they told me that if I still saw anything online to contact them about it immediately. I removed everything that you asked them to have removed, even though none of it was libel. PLEASE, let's not keep this going. Clear up the misleading top header of your blog and let's be done with this.
This arrangement is so you do not ever harass me again. I think it works out well, because in return, you're not upset or angered by my documentations.
I had to contact the police in your area twice because you didn't remove the content the first time. Once you remove everything, including the ridiculous header (posted as a screenshot below) that tries to fool your readers, ALL the rest of the mentions I missed will be removed. I forgot I have a notice on MySpace about you. It isn't exactly top priority at the moment, and you know that. You knew you were harassing me online while my father was in the hospital and during his surgery, and that was cruel.
That other blog you linked to makes no mention of you or your naive friends. I don't see how it's related to you, but no, I cannot do anything for you about it. I don't have the login email or password for that blog. You'll have to contact Google directly. As for Amy, I personally don't care what is on the internet about her. She was rude and inappropriately out of line in a comment towards me on my personal blog, and I could care less if someone blogs about her. you should not concern yourself with others; you should worry about yourself.
Again, you admitted to the police that you were indeed responsible for the bestiality blog, the blog that not only said "spookie fucks cats!" and "spookie is Schizophrenic," but that my son is mentally ill and on street drugs, my mother is trailer trash and my father is a "scamming loser" who is also mentally ill. You even claimed to know me and posted libel about my having a criminal record. Ridiculous. You also admitted, through hysterical tears, that you posted all the lies about me and my family in retaliation for my message about my friend Anne. That's what you told the police. You also admitted that you posted the anti-Semitism. You posted that "you finally understood why the Germans hated Jews so much," and you called me a "kikehole." You also said that it was you who posted as anonymous and wrote other anti-Semitic comments on your own blog and other people's blogs. "Jew bitch" was one of your comments left. Everything was presented to you as print-outs and you denied nothing, but admitted to everything. You broke down and admitted to all of it through tears. You can scream out to the world that you didn't, but you did. Officer T. T. and his partner know the truth as well as I do. I also have the email correspondence to prove it, and you don't want that to publicly embarrass you, right?
I will delete all of this here on this blog as soon you you delete your blog entry —
After that, delete that ridiculously silly header, stop trying to twist the facts and end this moronic game. I called the police on you, not the other way around. You were caught. You did commit a hate crime. Posting what you did against Jews is a criminal act. You're lucky you are home and a free woman. Just let it all go and delete everything. I will delete what you reminded me about (Mittens; the warning about your behaviour) and anything that I'm able to. I'm only doing it as a courtesy to YOU. Anything I wrote was truthful. Veracious means truth.veracious
I was never out to hurt you and I never lied.
I will delete this ASAP. Please be clear to your friends about your actual actions. Be honest. Everyone makes mistakes. Just own up to it and let's move past this. Don't try to make me look like the one who had police called on her. We both know it's completely untrue.
Monday, May 04, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
February 11, 2009 12:15 PM PST
iBoo docking station cute, but not so spooky
by Dong Ngo
I don't know about you, but this thing won't scare me.
The audio system comes in the shape of a friendly ghost with design elements that work in most settings: from the bedroom to the office to the kitchen. In addition, the iBoo's small footprint and light weight make it suitable for toting along on the go.
Made to be both an audio player and a decorative piece, the iBoo incorporates design elements as functional components. The smiley mouth, for example, acts as the sensor that receives remote control commands. The eyes, on the other hand, are two mid- and high-range speakers, while the sub woofer is hidden below in the "belly" of the ghost.
The unit features rubberized feet to prevent rattling while the subwoofer is fired up high. Other than the remote, you can also control the volume by touching the iBoo itself.
The iBoo works as an iPod dock with numerous included cradles. It also has a standard auxiliary 3.5mm input jack for connectivity to an external player.
The iBoo is available now in red, white, and blue versions, with a price tag of $90 that includes a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
Friday, May 01, 2009
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
The first car I actually chose myself and purchased with my own money fully was a Pontiac Firebird. My friend Greg and I spotted it on a used car lot, and we immediately had to see it. It was shiny metallic blue with T-tops, and had my name written all over it. After showing my parents — my Dad specifically, a former race car driver — numerous cars that were not only rip-offs, but overpriced pieces of total crap, I was given the thumbs up. After driving around a brown Mercury Capri for years (I'd paid for it with my parents help), I finally had a car with balls, and car that said, "Cat-eyed metal chick behind the wheel, watch out."
Soon after, my father was borrowing my car "to check the engine" or make sure something was okay, almost all the time. Eventually, he bought his own. I knew he would at some point because his own car was a money-eating disaster, and it was time to junk it.
Other Pontiacs I culled off Google Images. I'd love to own all of them. Ha!