Piracy in Spain is apparently so bad that there may be no DVD market anymore. If this sort of thing spreads, it bodes poorly for the movie industry. Unlike the record industry and the publishing industry, we need a well-financed (and thus profitable) movie industry because we can’t expect some dude with a camera to do what some singer in a recording studio can. One constant thing I have said and believe is that it’s going to be hard to combat piracy when it is easier and provides a more flexible product than what you have to pay for. But there is simply no way the studios are ever going to make something more convenient than this.
I may have to get this book just so that I can learn more about Imposter Syndrome. I’m not a woman, but that struck a nerve with me.
A Catholic actor refuses to do any love scenes and is fired. I’ve seen him in Boomtown and he was one of the two best actors on that show. I wondered why I haven’t seen him in anything sense. I suspect this may have something to do with it.
Mistakes people make on the Internet Dating front.
An update on the cast of Battlestar Galactica. Two of the actors that I would have expected the most from, Michael Hogan (Captain Tigh) and Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), have sadly not been up to much. Hogan really lost out when McCain didn’t become president. Douglas has a great everyman quality that should be put to better use than a Canadian TV show.
Speaking of geekery, the iPad has an application for Marvel. And it kinda pisses me off. And for once, I’m not blaming Apple. For years, the comic book companies told us justified price hike after price hike (from $1.25 in 2001 to $2.99 now) on the basis of the ever-escalating costs of paper and distribution. So when those to are cut out of the equation, comics cost… $1.99. At some point, they’re going to have to make an appeal to people other than their small, fanatical fanship. $1.99 for a digital copy isn’t going to do that.
Before I linked to the IIHS’s attempt to justify lower speed limits because they save lives. Today I link to the National Motorists Association’s claim that they can’t save lives if they “don’t affect motorist behavior.”