Things Are Going Wack-A-Doodle On the Internet

11 May

Michael Bay and Bruce Willis are having a blog spat. Bruce started it by posting this:

Bay
by Walter B
May 6th, 2007
01:50:16 PM
Would have ruined DH4. Few people will work with him now, and I know I will never work with him again. And Spacesheik, DH4 was not ruined by the rating. Except for the “Fuck” allotment, this film rocks. Michael Kamen will be missed, but Marco Beltrami brought it in.

Regina Lynn on Wired, who I usually find really insightful spends an entire column talking about how virtual rape/rape in second life is still really really bad. Given the fact that the assault could be stopped by pressing a button, I’m not sure how or why she comes to that conclusion and it only furthers my suspicion that she is a Second Life junkie writing columns that legitimize her addiction. Seriously can anyone really be confused at the difference between Second Life and real life? And shouldn’t those people maybe get some therapy?

Elsewhere I have stumbled upon three competing private message boards all of which are annoying and distracting me. Board one is a free for all of unemployed stupidity. Board two is being choked to death by the name brand power of some of the posters. And board three seems to be a bitch fest for people who are annoyed by board one and two. I’m annoyed by all of it. None of it is exceptional enough to distract me from my own writing or engaging enough to make me laugh. Or cry.

I just finished this article about the MPAA using the level of smoking to help with their rating system. Here’s a little helpful advice to parents. The MPAA does not care about your kids. They do not care about educating or protecting your kids so if you let them make choices for you, you will get screwed. Same goes for RIAA and music. If you let any lobbying group tell you how to raise your kids, you are an idiot and shouldn’t have kids. And that is what the MPAA is — they are the lobbying arm of the major studios responsible not just for the ratings but also for protecting the financial interests of the studios. In fact, that is their sole purpose.

For now, give a second to be thankful you are not a resident of Avalon, on the island of Catalina. The city is being engulfed by flames after a fire broke out on the small tourist island this afternoon. And if you are a displaced resident, our thoughts are with you. For more….

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