January 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

Well due to the success of my 2009 link round-up I decided to make it a monthly think. So again, this link dump will feature content created in January 2010 and some older content which I just happened to come across this month.

The case against 5 former Blackwater guards was dropped after it was horribly mishandled by the prosecuting team. And I do mean horribly. <The Wall Street Journal>

The Mets were weird when they were good. <The Big Lead>

Avatar almost had to raise their MPAA rating. What I am a talking about? Why a deleted Na’avi sex scene involving those tentacles of theirs. <Filmdrunk> (more…)

How The Big Lead is just like Jimmy Eat World

It occurred to me that bands and blogs are a lot alike — and it’s not just because they both do most of their work from mom’s basement.
New blogs and new bands emerge at approximately the same dizzying rate, and a very small percentage of both achieve even a modicum of success.
Neither blogs nor bands tend to make money, but they pour themselves into the effort for love of the effort.
Both can be accused of selling out if a corporate entity snaps them up and starts making changes.

So, I thought I’d take it a step further and match up blogs with their respective bands. This isn’t deep analysis. It’s the manifestation of my various biases coupled with my inadequate knowledge.

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