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That was funny. Jimmy Fallon had Jim Morrison down pat.
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To: Department of Anthropology
From: Denice Szafran's Committee (Donald Pollock, Barbara Tedlock, Tina Thurston)
Re: Dissertation defense

Denice Szafran will defend her PhD dissertation SCENES OF CHAOS AND JOY: PLAYING AND PERFORMING SELVES IN DIGITALLY VIRTU/REAL PLACES on Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. in the department's conference area. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Nope, that would be too easy. But at least they think it's ready to defend!
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The Buffalo Bills won another game? Boohoo Michael Vick :)
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TIL there's a Jello Museum near me, which is even better than the Pop-Tart Museum in Times Square for absolute WTF.
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The best analogy I've read so far in the digital takedown and Megaupload case, from techdirt:

Brad Hubbard (profile), Jun 29th, 2012 @ 4:08pm
There's one thing that's troubled me over all this.

OK, so suppose I operate a monthly parking lot. One day, the cops tell me that they're pretty sure a stolen car is parked in my lot. So they lock the gates and proceed to airlift all of the cars out to a holding location while they determine if they're stolen or not. Meanwhile, all my PAYING customers want their cars back, but I can't give it to them. All because they think I might have known one of the cars was stolen (but they don't know which ones).

Then you tell me the storage lot you dragged numerous, non-stolen cars to is too expensive, and so they might just blow up the cars or sell them off or whatever, but my customers who broke no laws can't have them back, in case they MIGHT be stolen (though, it'd be too hard to check, cuz there's all those numbers!).

Just because it's digital doesn't mean no laws on due process or prior restraint apply. If it did, why are we having all these arguments around "intellectual property" laws in the first place?
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Tomorrow, 3 pm, Nathan Phillips Square, TO. http://giftsforstrangers.org/?p=124
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Please tell me there's a youtube instructional on how to tie a tie .... and why can't I get my hair to look like David Tennant's? Argh!
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lol! If you have one of those new iPhones, all you have to do is ask what's-her-name!
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Weird .... starting to panic, and they haven't even decided whether I can actually defend my dissertation on Hallowe'en. Don says it should be fine, he talked to the others already. Breathe, just breathe.
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We'll breathe with you! You'll do just fine, Denice, try your best to relax (though I have no real rights in relaxing vis-a-vis the field of defending dissertations, since I haven't done it thus far--I do know fear! and how it can impact your life). You are a very intelligent, capable woman who has done great work. Let 'em know! Halloween is just a day. ((((Hugs))))
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Honestly, I think I see snow clouds on the horizon (just my imagination), and 3 days ago it was 90. This stinks.
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It's supposed to hit 109 here on Wednesday. Wouldn't mind some clouds, I tell you.
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