World destruction would almost a relief considering the stress of 2011, except that 2011 brought me this cute bundle of t-r-o-u-b-l-e.
Yes, I've posted this before, but dammit this is a great song.
Apple 1, Google 0. A federal trade agency ruled Monday that HTC infringed on an Apple patent that allows users to place calls by tapping phone numbers that appear in emails or text messages. The “data tapping” case is a narrow victory for Apple, but it’s the first definitive ruling in the smartphone patent wars—and may be the first of many Apple victories against the Google-crafted Android platform. Apple maintained its original stance against Android in a statement: “We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”This is ridiculous. Tapping a phone number on a text message or website to call it belongs to Apple? What a completely unique and totally justified copyright concept! Seriously, what asshats. Exactly why I can't stand Apple. Reminds me of "Aging Orange" by the Vandals, "I invented socks, and I invented gravy, I made up the cotton gin, but no one ever paid me"
Last one of the night!
Cleaning out my SD cards. So expect a lot more of this.
“I believe that the Jewish people have a right to have a state. And I believe the commitments that were made at the time—remember there was no Palestinian state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community.”
I'm not sure what Newt's point is, or why it would be an argument against statehood. Technically, I guess you could argue he is correct. What I don't think he would agree with, even though it is absolutely true and uses the same logic he applies to Palestinians, is that "Americans" are also an "invented" people. There was no "United States". It was part of the British Empire. American people, who were in fact Caucasians, were historically part of the European community.
Other "invented" people? Oh, almost every single nationality on Earth.
|Thanks to Wifey for artistic guidance.|
But the worst part of the show is the songs. Holy Christ these stupid flipping songs will get stuck in your head. All day long, "we did it, we did it, we did it, Hooray!" Ay yi yi, I wanted to die.
The only silver lining is that it was that freaking map song.*
|Brian Regan - Dora the Explorer|
*Wow. "Flipping" and "freaking" in the same blog post. Parenthood sure has fucking changed me.