Movie rentals via itunes?

This would be fantastic… if it could beat Netflix at what Netflix does.

I mean, I know that I get a physical DVD, but there’s no reason why the 3 out at a time policy could not work for digital rentals. When you’re ready to watch the next thing, delete one of the previous rentals in your library. It also doesn’t beat Netflix on price. For 17$ a month I get to rent approximately 14 movies a month from Netflix. That same 17$ through iTunes rentals nets me 4 new releases or 5 old releases.

In addition, Netflix just opened up the ability for me to download stuff and watch it on my laptop, through my web browser, whenever I feel like it and as often as I want. My laptop is not as portable as an iPod, but that’s not the point. Netflix is already doing video on demand for its customers and they’re giving it to them gratis, as part of their packages if they have more than the most basic of plans through Netflix.… [Read More]

The best news story you will read all day.

A Russian couple, separated for 60 years by Stalin, were re-united when the couple both happened to return to their home village on the same day.

Does it get any better than this?

You may read better written articles. You may find more interesting articles, but I guarantee no other article will make you smile the way this one does.

Love really does conquer all. Congratulations Boris and Anna!… [Read More]

PETA Euthanizes 97% of Companion Animals in its Shelters.

PETA… People for the ETHICAL TREATMENT of Animals… puts more cats and dogs to sleep than the Humane Society, what’s funny is that PETA still isn’t shutting down its animal shelters, in spite of the fact that they can’t find adoptive homes for the companion animals that they take in. Surely they knew about their low adoption rate long before the end of this year. Instead of doing the right thing, and sending those animals to shelters where they had a 2 in 3 chance of getting adopted, they selfishly hung onto the animals and sent them all to their deaths.

These guys remind me of those scary pet collector people that Penn and Teller talked about on an episode of Bullshit.

If you’re interested in adopting a pet, go to your local Humane Society, or a reputable breeder, if you absolutely must have a puppy. Too many things go wrong when people adopt their pets from questionable sources, and PETA has just flung itself into the questionable source category alongside puppy mills and pet stores.… [Read More]

Bored and blogging.

So I’m bored, but I’m blogging!

Today was so nice and absolutely… boring. Nothing of note happened that seemed blogworthy to me, except that John Kerry came out and endorsed Obama, but I would guess that my readers already knew that and don’t need to hear anymore on that one from me.

For once, I did not manage to find some article on digg that was so idiotic that I laughed at what the masses find amusing, though the stunt that Gizmodo pulled at CES made me think that I shouldn’t read Gizmodo anymore, because that was just childish, though I am glad that their posting offers an apology and they realized they were behaving like idiots after the fact.

And that’s really it… … [Read More]