Google aliens return!

For the third time in recent weeks, Google has replaced its logo with a scene of rampaging aliens. While the previous two were rather cryptic at best, this time around they’re clear about the purpose. It’s to celebrate the birthday of “War of the Worlds” author and sci-fi trailblazer H.G. Wells. While I can appreciate […]

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A disturbing convergence

We’ve already reported that at least one e-tailer has proved it has both the ability and the guts to snatch back content you thought you wanted (Amazon embraces the Orwellian spirit and UPDATE: Orwell e-books yanked from Kindles were bootlegs, July 17). Now the U.S. government appears to be on the verge of establishing a […]

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Grave concerns

Have you noticed all the strange happenings surrounding graveyards recently? First, you’ve got the one in Illinois where workers are accused of digging up bodies so they can resell the plot. And there was some question about whether Michelle Obama’s father is or isn’t buried there. (The White House now insists he isn’t and never […]

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‘Lost’ – That ’70s Show?

The producer of Baretta and Babes in Toyland has filed a lawsuit claiming that ABC and Touchstone Television took a pilot he wrote in 1977 and turned it into their current primetime hit, Lost. According to TMZ, Anthony Spinner claims he was paid $30,000 more than 32 years ago to write a 121-page pilot script […]

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