Gerry Canavan

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Tuesday Night Linkdump

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* From the Onion: Massive Earthquake Reveals Entire Island Civilization Called ‘Haiti’.

* In an opinion issued on Monday, a three-judge panel of the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals hexed a lawsuit challenging a ban on the game of Dungeons & Dragons by the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin.

* Welcome to the future: ‘Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television.’

* SCOTUSblog has a Citizens United roundup with a ton of links. Here’s another legislative fix for Citizens United that targets any company doing business with the federal government.

* Bitter Laughter has your word of the day: chronesthesia.

* ‘The most likely scenario for using combat aircraft in a U.S. war is an alien invasion’: Another day, another chart about our insane national priorities.

* The Canavan Plan for health care sanity is now “the consensus” among Democrats on the Hill, says John Podesta. Clyburn says House Democrats are on board. The usual suspects are unhappy, but the nice thing about reconciliation is they don’t matter.

* Of course, when the elites think their money is at risk, 51 Senate votes is suddenly enough.

* James O’Keefe, the gonzo journalist whose deceptively edited tapes brought down ACORN, has been arrested with four others for allegedly attempting to illegally wiretap Mary Landrieu’s office. If convicted he could spend 10 years in jail. Fox, naturally, is devastated.

* Today’s stunning evidence that paywalls don’t work.

* And Oregon voted today on whether or not to eat the rich.

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  1. What’s the big deal? They show movies made by Michael Bay on TV all the time!

    Christ, I Need A Drink

    January 27, 2010 at 12:35 am

  2. Seriously, movies by chimps are probably a lot more entertaining than reality tv. Personally, I’m pretty excited at the prospect. I’ve long been a proponent of the idea that we need to figure out more ways to exploit the labor of chimpanzees. They’re our underworked primate cousins.


    January 27, 2010 at 2:06 am

  3. The paywall idea indicates a basic misunderstanding of how internet news reading works. Paywall is based on the idea that people simply sit down to read the news online, rather than picking up a paper. While that might be true for a few, I think the meat and potatoes of news reading is/will be from links which people get from elsewhere. If you erect a paywall, then no one can follow a link to your site. If no one can follow a link, then the those who create those links will use an alternate source, and probably stop reading your site altogether.


    January 28, 2010 at 2:24 am

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