MySpace: The Movie

—MySpace: The Movie (YouTube) I just watched MySpace: The Movie. (Above link goes to the version on YouTube, which is more accessible, but the filmmaker’s site is The cross-dressing gag is just juvenile, and the editing in that skit needed to be tighter. Overall, though, this little collection of skits is a good window into a pop culture online world that used to be inhabited only by geeks, but thrives…

Mayor pulls page after job shows up as 'malebigalow'

The city’s 23-year-old mayor took down his profile on after his occupation ended up reading: “malebigalow.” Ryan Bingham said he didn’t post that information — an apparent reference to the 1999 movie “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” — and he doesn’t know who did. —Mayor pulls page after job shows up as ‘malebigalow’ ( | AP)

Fare comment!

With the seconds ticking down to a studio discussion about a court case involving Apple Computer and The Beatles’ record label, a floor manager had run to reception and grabbed the man, thinking he was Guy Kewney, editor of, a specialist internet publication. Actually, he was a minicab driver who had been waiting to drive Mr Kewney home. —Fare comment! (The Mail) The video of the interview is hysterical.

Freudian Slip

You’re sick, so you stay with your germs in bed. I’ll get you some trail mix so you don’t go poking around the hearse. — my wifeFreudian Slip (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Yes, she really said “hearse.” I’m not that sick, but it’s true that I can only concentrate on one thing at a time. I have been in bed most of the weekend. I went home early Thursday and Friday, though…

Art Mobs: Can an online crowd create a poem, a novel, or a painting?

In a sense, the world of online collaboration is discovering what artists have always known: Rigid conventions are often crucial to producing art. Novels, poems, and oil paintings are really just structural devices that take an artist’s zillion competing ideas?an internal, self-contradicting mob?and focus them into a coherent work. Mind you, online collaborators are finding that freedoms are important too. The journalist JD Lasica recently put his unpublished book, Darknet,…