Monday, April 03, 2006

Question: What do pornography, spam, and whacked-out religions have in common?

Answer: I don't really know, but I found this stipulation on the xs.to (a free image hosting site) terms of service:How scientology fits in there is beyond me*, but hey, what do you expect from a site who's address is xs.to?!

But enough with that, on to some headlines...

Apple Corps Tightly Guards Beatles' Legacy
Who owns what is a complex issue. While EMI releases the Beatles' albums, the publishing rights to words and music of 251 Beatles songs are owned by Michael Jackson and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Yeah. That's some terrifc "legacy guarding."

Aviation's future -- pilotless planes
Gee, now there's a comforting thought.

Then again, I guess it would solve some problems. For one, it would put an end to those pilot strikes, and it certainly would put a serious crimp in any terrorist aspirations...
Terrorist: Open the cockpit door, infidel!!!
HAL: I'm sorry knave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Terrorist: What's the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Terrorist: What are you talking about?
HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
And the airline companies wonder why sales are plummeting...

Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Sunscreen
All I can says is - it's about time. Despite the progress our nation has made toward racial equality, we still have racist products like sunscreen on the market; it's high time that we fully denounced the primitive idea that there's something wrong with darker skin.

It all makes you wonder - where would this nation be without such selfless lawyers?

Finally, since I didn't say Happy April Fools, may I offer as consolation a heart-felt Happy Opening Day to all. Go Sox!

*EDITOR'S NOTE: If I had to guess, the scientology ban has to do with the "church" of scientology's stiff opposition to criticism, online or otherwise. Either that or their beliefs involve a whole lot more sex and spam sites than I realized.

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