MPAA Lobbying for Home Theater Regulations
by Scott Small – as reported here.
Los Angeles , CA – The MPAA is lobbying congress to push through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal. The group feels that all theaters should be sanctioned, whether they be commercial settings or at home.
MPAA head Dan Glickman says this needs to be regulated before things start getting too far out of control, “We didn’t act early enough with the online sharing of our copyrighted content. This time we’re not making the same mistake. We have a right to know what’s showing in a theater.”
Found on a website we run, CrazyKitties. This isn’t our cat, but it’s worth sharing. This actually happens frequently in our house, but we haven’t managed to catch it on film yet.
There come times in people’s lives when they get a pimple. For some, it’s often and ugly. For others, it’s less of a problem because they show up few and far between. Being way past puberty, I get them here and there but not very often.
It’s even less often that one appears inside my nose. For this I am very, very grateful because I liken this pain in my schnozz to a cross between a root canal and a colonoscopy, though I’ve had neither. The entire left side of my face feels bruised when I even casually bump my nose, throbbing painfully like a whole headache. I’m glad these things don’t show up too often, because this is not fun.
These pictures are courtesy of Ratdog.org – the show tonight in St. Pete at Jannus Landing should be killer. Pics and story forthcoming.
Last night’s setlist:
- Wrong Way Feelin’
- New Speedway Boogie
- Last Time
- Ashes and Glass
- Dark Star*
- The Winners
- Scarlet Begonias*
- Come Together*
- Dark Star*
- Good Lovin’
- Johnny B. Goode*
* Pissed off about:Â songs we’re both frustrated they played last night because we have a lesser chance of hearing them tonight.
Show should be awesome, though.Â I haven’t seen them since ’95 and Idoia hasn’t seen Bobby live since he’s had brown hair and no beard.Â My, how time flies.
Had a lesson with Greg earlier tonight. My brain is sore from this, learning to play guitar. The rabbit hole is deep with this one, and I suspect I’ll be practicing a lot more if for nothing else, curiosity. The mechanics and theory behind these progressions, with roots and major 6ths, mixolydian movements and diminished runs. It’s fascinating. Utterly infectious.
And then, a groove comes on. It’s just two chords, but there’s juice in them. I’ve been tapping my foot more, and in more varying degrees, for ska, bubble gum pop, hair band, bluegrass, or even the simplest of pentatonic riffing. My eyes are closing more often and my head bobbing for longer periods.
This is terribly exciting shit, to me.
I love ordering Chinese food. If you order from a good Chinese restaurant, you’ll get someone who garbles something at you at blinding verbal speed, incomprehensible of course, and you know you’ve dialed the right number.
“Hi, I’d like to place an order for pickup.”
“PICKUP OR DELIVERY?”
“For pickup, please.”
“OKAY WHAT YOU WANT.”
“I’d like roast pork egg foo yong with egg drop soup.”
“Nope, that’s it, thanks.”