Fruits and vegetables always taste better when you grow them yourself. We grew tomatoes, peas, beans, strawberries and more this year and they were much more tasty than anything you buy in a supermarket. Anyone who has the time should do this as it will give them a whole new appreciation for fruit and vegetables.
Re: OR, if people had paid for it, would have had much longer run.
Wasn't it the creators who decided this was it? I think it is more likely that they felt that they had gone as far as they could with the show and decided to end it before it became stale and repetitive. Far too many shows go on for far too long and they lose a certain je ne sais quoi along the way and their legacy is forever tarnished. That will not be the case with Breaking Bad.
Why is it that when people think of lobbying, they only think of corporate lobbying? Lobbying is not an inherent evil because it allows for all people/special interest groups to have a say in policy making. If lobbying were banned, what would happen to all the charities who interact with government every day? The activists who bring petitions to their representatives everyday?
Here in the UK we have a really bad piece of legislation on the go that has been suitably dubbed the 'Gagging Bill' that seeks to seriously limit the power of ordinary people to influence government.
Of course, corporate lobbying has got out of hand with companies spending eye watering amounts on lobbying efforts. This should be drastically curbed but NOT at the expense of the public and special interest groups.
Streaming is a new technology, the companies building on it are still relatively small businesses who are trying to create a new business model.
Yes, there are problems but what business model did not have problems in it's infancy? Comments from the likes of Yorke and Byrne (who, don't forget, have vested interests in maintaining the old business model) are not helpful. They are just rants and do not make any suggestions on how to develop the streaming model to make sure it is viable for new artists.
Also, another article about why David Byrne is wrong
"You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know, because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people; people like you. Crimes the government considered 'irrelevant'. They wouldn't act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up... we'll find you".
Person of Interest Season one opening voice-over by Harold Finch