Marcus Carab's Favorite 'Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week' Posts So Far
from the recursion-is-recursion dept
This week, we contacted a bunch of regular commenters about doing the week's "favorites" posts... and heard back from none of them. Either you guys don't check the emails you have associated with your Techdirt accounts, you secretly hate me or there's a way overractive spam filter at work here. So special thanks to Marcus, who stepped in at the very last minute and be the first person to have two "favorites of the week" posts... though, he decided to go a different, and entertaining, way with it...
Can you handle the meta? Can you process the paradox? This week there was a vacuum where the weekly favorites post should be, so I have the distinct honor of being the first to deliver two of these Saturday soliloquies. But, since a mere refrain felt insufficient, I've decided to give Mike twice as many errant ‘U’s to edit out of my Canadian writing and deliver my Favorite "Favorite Techdirt Post Of The Week" Posts So Far.
Join me on this nostalgic journey, starting all the way back in the distant past of December 11, 2010, when men were men, women were women and notorious rapist-or-something Julian Assange was at large. Yes, I would be remiss if I didn't give a nod to Dark Helmet's inaugural Favorites post, which highlighted some hypocrisy about Wikileaks and reminded us that America's military efforts involve more private contractors than most people realize.
Fast-forward to January 22nd and Karl's Favorite Posts. He opens with some positivity, highlighting Paulo Coelho's smart reaction to censorship and Severed Fifth's plan to "reinvent the music business". But then he gives us a dose of less-palatable reality by reminding us that despite Deadmau5's sincere approach to CwF, he can still be a bit of a copyright bully.
My next pick is Modplan's Favorite Posts, primarily for his fantastic comment on restrictive drug patent protections in trade agreements: If only every society were required to reinvent the wheel, we'd all have teleporters by now.
The following week there was a post about Ubisoft's commercial for their adult Wii game which I came across at work, where I was reluctant to click play. I forgot about the video, and it wasn't until ChurchHatesTucker's Favorite Posts reminded me of it that I got around to watching it. I'm very glad I did, because it is hilarious. I've seen Atari games that are sexier than that. You'd have better luck and more fun playing Strip Mario Kart.
Finally there is Capitalist Lion Tamer's Favorite Posts from a couple weeks ago. An apparent newcomer in the comments, CLT won us all over pretty quickly with his inimitable style, which he wields here like a sword to skewer Twitter's recent change of heart and Techdirt's first topless shot. He also might have put a hit out on Bon Jovi.
So there you have it. My Favorite Favorites, or Favorites² if you will. Stay tuned for tomorrow's Funniest/Most Insightful Comments On Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Posts post! (just kidding)