I like the idea, I really do, but there's no way in hell I'm putting a fucking cat head on my website. That might be fine for goofy sites like Cheezeburger but it isn't something that makes it seem like this is a serious issue and instead makes it look about as important as stupid pictures of cats with misspelled text.
People won't switch to Sprint, they'll go where their iPhones tell them to. Part of the pride in owning Apple products is showing that you can afford such items, and that includes not caring what the plan costs. They're milking people because they know they won't switch because that would make them seem less rich/cool to their peers.
I mean I get that, I just don't see why they are doing exactly what they don't want have to happen. It seems there should be a more productive way to get the message across than cutting off one's nose to spite their face.
MTV2 still shows music videos, they even have Headbanger's Ball which you'd think a good amount of the B&B videos would be on as well. Also, you'd think there is PLENTY of non-major label music they could use. Beavis & Butthead used weird, old and obscure videos all the time on their show before. Just cut the RIAA out of the equation, shouldn't be a problem after that.
I was thinking that too. Also, what if they saved whatever data to the machine's own hard drive, turned off the machine, unplugged the hard drive from inside the machine and connected it to a hard drive dock (say to just copy it all to another HDD, like a back up or recovery) then just plugged the original hard drive back in, reboot the machine and nobody would know there was a copy made.
What a bunch of dicks. I remember when MySpace did something similar to a band named Bones when a new TV show came out on Fox with the same name. For companies based in social media, you'd think they'd care a bit more about the people using their services instead of just rolling over at the whim of any union that comes along.
The whole time I couldn't help but think about how their sports reporter Mike Wise posted fake information to intentionally mislead other reporters on his Twitter page. I think that was about a month ago. Anyways, seems the Washington Post loves buzz words like "Social Media" and "Engaging" with their audience, but it seems they don't really like doing those things but feel they have to just to stay up to date and current.
According to Forbes Magazine, the Redskins are the second most valuable franchise in the NFL, behind the Dallas Cowboys, and were valued at approximately $1.55 billion as of 2009. Being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $345 million in revenue during the 2009 season. They have also broken the NFL's mark for single-season attendance eight years in a row.
And also in the records section of the same page:
The redskins have sold out every home game since 1958
These statistics might show you why the Redskins don't care about the media. The sports writers in DC need the Redskins more than the Skins need them.
One time when I saw them live, 2003 in this case, the lead singer, Bruce Dickenson, said to the audience between songs that unlike some other metal bands, they didn't care if their fans pirated their music on the internet. He also said he was fine with people recording or even posting live streams of the concert, just as long as people spread the word about Iron Maiden. This was obviously a direct jab at Metallica who had not long before been in that lawsuit with Napster. I don't know if they still feel that way or not though.
I think everyone is missing the real point of the extra fees. The contracts are set up with various people, the bands, promoters, etc... to take a certain percentage of the price of the ticket. That way if for some reason an event undersells, they don't end up having to pay pre-set money to each person, they still only give them a percentage of the ticket sales, thus keeping the loss down for Ticketmaster if a band gets a poor draw. The extra fees added on are not included in the total that gets split with the other people. Ticketmaster keeps all that themselves. So not only are they screwing the customer over with extra fees, they're screwing the artists and everyone else over using fees as a way to do fancy accounting to prevent paying everyone else as much.
The funny thing is, Todd McFarlane created spawn as basically a rip off of Spider-Man and Ghost Rider. McFarlane became famous in the world of comics for drawing Spider-Man, and dark, demonic characters like Ghost Rider, the Punisher, etc... were all the rage in the early 90s when Image formed. If you look at Spawn's costume, his mask looks almost exactly like Spider-Mans, and instead of having webs always flying around him (a trademark of McFarlane drawn Spider-Man) he had chains flying all around in the same manner. It should be noted that Image comics is the 3rd largest comics publisher, behind Marvel and DC. Also of note, Todd McFarlane is the guy who paid a million dollars for that Mark McGwire homerun baseball, maybe he needs to money to recoup on that bad investment.
Um, you do realize that Jack Kirby died in 1994 right? I suppose you mean the estate of Jack Kirby when you mention him up there? Also, the article that his name links to up there says he was one of the co-creators of Spider-Man, (the other being Stan Lee) but that's not true, Jack Kirby wasn't the original artist for Spider-Man, that was Steve Ditko. I think you got his credits mixed up with Stan Lee's. Kirby was the original artist for the Fantastic Four though, which you didn't list. Yes I'm a comics nerd, welcome to the internet.