leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Google just made paying for the news dead-simple]]> Good journalism is worth paying for, full stop. As part of a larger plan to help valuable reporting thrive in an age where content is a commodity, Google unveiled a new tool for publishers called Subscribe that makes it trivial to -- what else? -- su... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/20/google-subscribe-news/ 1048074@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:05:00 GMT <![CDATA[How Fortnite Battle Royale Overtook PUBG to Become the Most Popular Video Game]]> http://www.usgamer.net/articles/how-fortnite-battle-royale-overtook-pubg-to-become-the-most-popular-game-on-twitch 1047785@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Internet Archive is saving all your favorite handheld LCD games]]> The Internet Archive has been saving gaming history for a while now. It's archived Amiga games (and apps), Macintosh stuff from the '80s (including Space Invaders) and a ton of other retro games you can play for free. Now the group has started collec... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/19/internet-archive-favorite-handheld-lcd-games/ 1047681@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:58:00 GMT <![CDATA[SXSW 2018 Review: EIGHTH GRADE Is A Terrifying Portrait Of Adolescence]]>

Bo Burnham's directorial debut is a marvelous subversion of expectations.


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<![CDATA[11 Big SEO Challenges You’ll Face in Your Career by @SEOBrock]]> Facing challenges in any career is inevitable. Learn 11 SEO obstacles that you might face and how to overcome them.

The post 11 Big SEO Challenges You’ll Face in Your Career by @SEOBrock appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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<![CDATA[Watch Tommy Wiseau Break Down A Scene From THE DISASTER ARTIST]]>

The Disaster Artist may not have won the Oscar for best picture, but it did do something far greater. The year is 2018, and Tommy Wiseau is the most relevant he's ever been and taking full advantage of it. Wiseau has appeared in multiple internet videos doing hilarious things as of late, and this video of him breaking down a scene from The Disaster Artist is no exception. If you're looking for a preview of what this film's Blu-Ray commentary will sound like, this is it! Check out Wiseau, and once again answer the question of whether or not he's really that weird or its all an elaborate stage act below:

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<![CDATA[Watch: News Report On The First Computer Virus]]>

In a world where computer viruses are gotten and removed via software within the home, it's hilarious to see that one of the first computer viruses became a national story. It's even more hilarious that the only dude this news station could find to speak intelligently on it is rocking a Jurassic Park hat and a smile that would put anyone on guard. Check him out describing the computer virus, which potentially affected 6,000 computers nationally. Is that even close to a worrisome number in the modern world?:

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<![CDATA[25 Bizarre Stock Photos That Will Make You Question Everything]]> 25 Bizarre Stock Photos That Will Make You Question Everything

We can all probably agree that stock photos are weird. Even the best ones look staged and unnatural.

Some stock images are worse than others. As proof, we'd like to present these 25 WTF examples of pure, unadulterated cringe-worthy stock photos.

What were the creative directors thinking when they came up with these scenarios? Honestly, we can't even begin to fathom it. Some of these are beyond understanding.

Keep scrolling for a good laugh and a lot of uncomfortable kitsch.

Looking for more weird stock photos to while away the time? Check out this ultra bizarre collection of Sukima Nurse stock photos from Japan. We guarantee it will confuse the hell out of you.

Via Hanker

25 Bizarre Stock Photos That Will Make You Question Everything

25 Bizarre Stock Photos That Will Make You Question Everything
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<![CDATA[YouTube's Kids app suggested conspiracy theory videos]]> As much work as YouTube may have done to scrub vile videos from its Kids app, there's still some work to go. Business Insider has discovered that the Kids app was suggesting conspiracy theory videos when you searched for certain keywords. If you look... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/18/youtube-kids-suggested-conspiracy-videos/ 1047070@leegovatos.com/fever Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:37:00 GMT <![CDATA[The Devens Literacy Test]]>

The Devens Literacy Test

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<![CDATA[Goddamn right it is. Hail Satan, and long live rock and roll!]]>

Goddamn right it is. Hail Satan, and long live rock and roll!

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<![CDATA[Watch Brad Bird's 1980 Pencil Animation Test Trailer For THE SPIRIT]]>

Before Brad Bird made The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, he wanted to make an animated adaptation of the classic comic book The Spirit. To try and sell the idea of an animated adaptation of The Spirit, he created a pencil test trailer and it makes me wish that this film would've happened! 

Bird was working with producers Gary Kurtz and Steven Paul Leiva who worked on the films like Stay Tuned, Space Jam, American Graffiti, Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Dark Crystal.

I love the stylized animation and character design and I wish Bird would have been able to make this movie!

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<![CDATA[There's a "Weird Al" Yankovic remix of Portugal. The Man's "Feel it Still"]]>

If I had a hit pop song that was fresh off a Grammy win, I would follow Portugal. The Man's lead and do all the things.

First, I'd want to perform on Ellen like they just did. But that's not big enough, I'd also want to bring the USC Marching Band onstage with me, like they did Thursday. https://youtu.be/1vxfOvMZALs

Then, just because I could, I would get "Weird Al" Yankovic to performing a rousing remix of my Grammy-winning song, like they just did with "Feel it Still."

Then I'd continue touring with my new album, like they are with "Woodstock." 'Cause: "Go big or go home."

(COS) ]]> https://boingboing.net/2018/03/17/theres-a-weird-al-yankov.html 1046809@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:00:25 GMT <![CDATA[This magnetic cable brings MagSafe back to your MacBook]]>
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<![CDATA[Buffy, Punk, Dr. Who, Black-ish and Inclusion Riders! [The Weekly Static s01e31]]]> super bowl and more TV news

So it’s time to raise your glass if you are wrong in all the right ways, all my underdogs! We will never be – never be – anything but loud and nitty-gritty, dirty little… The Weekly Static!

While I continue riding the waves of Pink (P!nk) euphoria, we ask that you help control the pet population by having your pets spayed, neutered or…

weekly static s01e09

The Weekly Static is our look at the past week in the land of the networks, cable, streaming, smoke signals, cloud formations, and shadow puppets from an interesting and entertaining perspective. So The Weekly Static team (myself, Rocky, Trejo, Bat-Murr and Margot Staten) makes you three promises… because we’re good like that:

● Offer blunt, honest perspectives on five TV topics from the past week covered by Bleeding Cool’s team of news-thirsty writers. Just to be clear? My views are myviews and don’t reflect on the writers. We own what we say 110%.

● Spotlight a news item that we missed when it first hit, but we’re pretty sure you’ll want to know about.

● Feed my insatiable-yet-fragile ego with buckets of praise, adulation, social media shares, pizza, Superman Funkos, Eisner Awards, write-in votes for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election (…getting close…) and a hug cause…why not?

Did ABC Pull ‘Black-ish’ Episode over Political “Creative Differences”?

Christopher Eccleston Claims BBC Blacklisted Him After Leaving Doctor Who

CM Punk Set for Long-Awaited Return… to UFC

Fox Chair on ‘Buffy’ Revival: “When Joss Decides It’s Time, We’ll Do It”

Netflix CEO “Not So Big” on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

buffy punk drwho weekly static

Elton John Tribute Concert ‘I’m Still Standing’ Gets Premiere Date On CBS

“CBS will premiere Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute on Tuesday, April 10 at 9 PM. The previously announced all-star concert will feature Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Kesha, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and SZA performing classic songs made famous by John.

The concert also features special appearances by John Batiste, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Gayle King, Lucy Liu, Valerie Simpson and Hailee Steinfeld. In addition, John will perform a medley of his hits from throughout his career. {more}”

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<![CDATA[We Compiled Some More Violent Video Game Clips for the White House]]> http://www.usgamer.net/articles/heres-a-compilation-of-more-violent-video-game-clips-for-the-white-house 1046613@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:05:00 GMT <![CDATA[Small wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad for $10]]>

My daughter and I are building a portable device to play the 1981 RPG computer game, Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. We're running it on a Raspberry Pi using a a DOS operating system emulator called DOSBox. Here's what we've got so far:

Next, we have to design a case using TinkerCad, and then print it out on our Prusa 3D printer.

I've been looking for a small wireless keyboard and it looks like the one shown in the above photo will fit the bill. It's on sale on Amazon for $10 if you use the promo code BQZZXVBB. It also has a trackpad, which is not needed for Wizardry but will come in handy when using the Raspberry Pi's GUI.]]> https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/small-wireless-keyboard-with-b.html 1046618@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:47:12 GMT <![CDATA[The Disposable Clothing: Hot Trend "Paper Dress" Was a Short-Lived Fashion Novelty Item in the Mid-1960s]]>
'Disposable' clothing reached its peak around 1966-68 but was generally more of a gimmick than a viable alternative. Society was adopting an increasingly 'throw-away' attitude; disposable cutlery, and cigarette lighters were already commonplace. Throw-away clothes, furniture etc. were the next logical step.

In 1966, Scott Paper Company invented the paper dress, intended as a marketing and publicity tool. For one dollar, women could buy the dress and also receive coupons for Scott paper products. It originally came in two designs, a black and white Op Art motif and a red bandanna pattern. Scott advertisers described the paper dress as “created to make you the conversation piece at parties. Smashingly different at dances or perfectly packaged at picnics. Wear it anytime...anywhere. Won't last forever...who cares? Wear it for kicks -- then give it the air.” When orders for half a million dresses poured in, the promotion overwhelmed the Scott Company. Six months after it began, company executives abruptly ended the advertising campaign stating they “didn't want to turn into dress manufacturers.”

When Scott stepped out of the paper garment industry, others quickly filled the void. By 1967, Mars Manufacturing Company of Asheville was the nation's leading producer of paper dresses, selling 80,000 to 100,000 a week. From its basic A-line shift, the company expanded its line to include bell-bottom jump suits, evening gowns, aprons, men's vests, children's dresses and even swimming trunks.

What began as a mail order business turned into a huge fad. Paper dresses were sold conveniently in drug and grocery stores as well as department stores and boutiques. Consumers often could buy matching paper party decorations right along with the disposable clothes. The disposability of the garments and their expedient purchase implied modernity and leisure. Paper dresses were an attractive alternative since you could shorten them with a pair of scissors and mend them with scotch tape, or throw them away when they got soiled.

When paper clothing hit the UK's shores in 1967, even the Beatles got in on the fad and wore paper jackets in public. However, disposable clothes were not really much cheaper to make than ordinary dress production. The rage for paper lasted a short time and by 1974 it was already passé. Fashionable paper clothes died out rather suddenly, as Mod and Pop styles were replaced by the back-to-nature hippie lifestyle and as concerns about pollution, waste and flamability materialized.

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<![CDATA[Do the "Funky Robot" (1973)]]>

The wonderful Rufus Thomas and friends do the "Funky Robot" on Black Omnibus, a short-lived 1973 TV interview/performance show hosted by James Earl Jones and featuring African-American artists and cultural figures.

(via Weird Universe)

]]> https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/do-the-funky-robot-1973.html 1046587@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:22:16 GMT <![CDATA['#WarGames' is the 'Rosemary's Baby' of interactive cinema]]> The line between film and video game is blurring. Much of this has to do with the shifting ways we consume media: Our screens are smaller, more personal and imbued with interactivity. They're meant to be tapped, swiped, clicked and pinched, and we ex... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/16/wargames-sam-barlow-her-story-interactive-film-tv-video-games/ 1046553@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Insight on What Captain America and Black Widow Have Been Doing Between CIVIL WAR and INFINITY WAR]]>

For those of you who have been wondering what Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) have been doing between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, we have some insight. That insight comes from Evans and Johansson during an interview with ComingSoon. Evans starts off by saying:

"I’ve dropped the shield. I kind of went rogue a little bit. But again, I think it’s in his nature to be of service, and I think to some degree in order to maintain sanity, he had to kind of function within a system. That’s how his brain works, there has to be some kind of functioning factory that he can operate within. I think Black Widow to some degree probably has a similar output."

Johansson goes on to reveals that Black Widow has been by caps side this whole time. Apparently, they've been out together on missions around the world kicking some ass and making the world a better place on their own terms.

"I think they’ve kind of been sort of flying under the radar but still taking care of business in the way that they know how to do. And I think when we find them in this film, they are just a fine, well-oiled machine. They sort of have a seamless communication between them. But they’re more hardened."

She goes on to reveal that as they are doing this, they are starting to feel unappreciated in a world where no one knows they’re out there helping.

"Not that they need to have any sort of back-patting or recognition exactly, but I think when you’re fighting for something that you know is important but is not being really recognized or supported by a larger organization or even society as a whole, I think that it takes a certain toll, and you can get feelings about it in a way. So that’s kind of where we find them."

With the two characters spending so much time together, there's no doubt that they've formed even more of a bond, but Evans explains that their relationships are strictly Platonic:

"Every single movie, he learns a little bit more that the world isn’t the way he kind of wants it to be, and I think that’s why there’s a connection between him and Black Widow. Black Widow has seen a lot more than he has, and is kind of a little more calloused, and I think in a lot of ways, he looks up to that and learns from that… I think we leaned on each other, especially in the face of that kind of loss coming off of ‘Civil War.’ And so he’s been running these missions, answering to nobody, really. I mean, it really is the sign of a broken person. That’s the wear and tear."

I've really enjoyed seeing these two characters grow together of the course of the MCU films, but with the events that will take place in Avengers: Infinity War, that all may very well come to an end if Thanos snaps his fingers. 

I would actually be interested in seeing the adventures that Captain America and Black Widow embarked on together. That would make a great series! 

Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on April 27th. To catch up on all of our news for Infinity War, click here.

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<![CDATA[Mlem chorus performs Moscow Nights]]>

Enjoy this unusual performance of Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi and Mikhail Matusovsky's Moscow Nights. Then enjoy the video again, muted. Then enjoy a nice, hot, cleansing shower.]]> https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/mlem-chorus-performs-moscow-ni.html 1046428@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:58:04 GMT <![CDATA[How to tell good meat from the mediocre]]>

Meat master Eli Cairo explains how to spot good meat from the not-so-great.


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<![CDATA[A New York town just placed a moratorium on crypto mining]]> As cryptocurrency becomes a more important force in the world market, more companies are cropping up to mine it. And that, in turn, is becoming a problem for places where these miners are setting up. The town of Plattsburgh, New York, has become the... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/16/cryptocurrency-mining-moratorium-plattsburgh-new-york/ 1046406@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:23:00 GMT <![CDATA[6 common international SEO fails and how to avoid them]]> If you already run an international website or have international expansion on your road map, there are several common SEO issues which can hold back your success.

In this article we’ll look at six international SEO mistakes that you could be making, to help you look out for and avoid them on your site.


One mistake we see with people taking their first step into an international market is not considering the current domain they have.

If you have a .co.uk domain name, for example, you will need to consider getting a new domain for each market you go into, as a .co.uk won’t perform as well in international search engines as it is a UK-focused ccTLD.

IP serving

This is something which, from a development point of view, sounds like the perfect fix. Automatically redirecting people to the correct international version of your website based on their IP address, and so location, does sound really useful.

In its truest form, IP serving cannot be overwritten and a user in a specific country will always be redirected to the site for that country. There are, however, a number of reasons why this isn’t always the right approach to take.

Firstly, you can’t assume that all users in a particular location are from that country. If your IP serving can’t be overwritten by a user, this will mean that anyone in a particular country will be forced to use the site in that language/currency, which doesn’t then take into consideration someone who is travelling or not native to the country in question. This isn’t a great user experience.

The second issue of IP serving is that it will affect your SEO, as search engines aren’t able to crawl your site from every country you may cover. As a result, you will find that your international sites won’t perform as well in the search engines as you would expect.

On many occasions I’ve seen websites with IP serving being used which have real issues in their visibility, with the wrong website appearing in the search results. Google in particular, has real issues with this and I’ve seen local and US sites swapping in the search results on a weekly basis.

I’ve also seen brands who use IP serving, having to buy local language ads in a market to make up for the fact that their local language site doesn’t show up in the search results.

Below is an example of the US Calvin Klein website showing as the top search result for a brand search in Sweden. This is because they use IP serving, and Google is following this to the US site only.

Assuming English is OK

Another big issue for people taking the first steps into an international market is assuming English is OK for certain markets. Common assumptions in this area include assuming that English is OK for the Scandinavian countries, because they all speak English right?

Depending on what the purpose of your website is, this approach might not work. For example, B2B brands looking to encourage people to make a large financial commitment, or high-end retailers, might want to avoid doing this. Generally, the more people are spending the more they will want to see content in their own language, they are investing in you, so you should invest in them.

The other issue with this assumption is that the users in your international markets are more likely to be searching in their local language and not in English, so even if they are comfortable purchasing from you in English, they might not find your site as they will be searching for your products or services in their local language.

Automatic translation

Moving on from using English, some people think the easiest way to implement translation on a website is to use some form of automated translation tool. This is not recommended.

Firstly, these translations, while often dictionary perfect, don’t necessarily reflect how people in any given market speak, they may also miss the nuances of search behavior which could result in you losing out on using words on your website which potential customers are using.

For example, the dictionary correct German word for tickets (such as attraction tickets) is ‘Karten’ but we find there is often more search volume around this topic using the English word ‘Ticket’ in the German market.

Another note on Google Translate as a plugin on your site; although the Google translate tool is super useful it doesn’t change anything on your website which Google the search engine will see.

This means that the translated content it creates in every possible language, isn’t indexed in Google’s results and so does not help you to become findable in the search results when someone searches for you in Brazilian Portuguese, for example.

Getting the language wrong

This is the worst-case scenario, and thankfully something I’ve only seen a handful of times to it’s worst extent. This is the process of completely missing the language you should be using.

A few years back I was reviewing a website which was looking to promote its business into Hong Kong. The website was well put together, and all their SEO was in place and working well. The images were showing local people and the content was all in Chinese.

The issue was that the content was all in Simplified Chinese. Simplified Chinese is used in mainland China. For Hong Kong, the target market of this website, the language should have been Traditional Chinese.

Smaller less dramatic examples of this are forgetting that sometimes users are separated by a common language. Everyone knows the trite “differences” between English for the US and the UK (use of S or Z in some words and whether or not there is a U present in other words).

There are other differences which you need to be aware of depending on the products you are selling.  For example, Egg Plants vs Aubergines and Football vs Soccer.

Hreflang tags

This is one of the biggest areas where people experience problems with their international website strategy. In fact, John Mueller from Google said in February that Hreflang tags are hard!

I’ve seen some humorous attempts at getting the tags right in my time, including people making up countries (Arabia for example) or trying to target an English language .eu domain to every country in Europe with something like 23 individual tags!

There are number of things to watch out for with these tags, mainly around making sure you format the code correctly, don’t make up language and country combinations and that you aren’t linking through to pages which are different from those in your canonical tag, or broken pages!

These are just some of the biggest fails I’ve seen over the years, but hopefully enough to give you a clue as to what you should be avoiding with your website.

Like all SEO, when going international it’s important to make sure that things are right from day one but to keep an eye on things to make sure no issues creep in over time. Your international websites can help your brand grow and get more business, but only if they are set up correctly and nurtured.

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<![CDATA[Will Meta Descriptions Soon Go Extinct? by @searchmastergen]]> Does Google's shift to dynamically generating search snippets signal the extinction meta descriptions? Find out here.

The post Will Meta Descriptions Soon Go Extinct? by @searchmastergen appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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<![CDATA[Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school friends]]> Colin Combs

Colin Combs

The New Yorker is featuring a selection of photos taken by high school senior Colin Combs, mostly of him and his friends in Dayton, Ohio, “sometimes called the heroin capital of the United States”.

Minimalism is the necessary ethos of both his concept and his process. His equipment consists of expired film and cheap or disposable cameras, which Combs receives from patrons, including Wolfgang Grossmann, a school security guard, and Amy Powell, his photography teacher. Powell, who sent The New Yorker a selection of Combs’s images last December — the magazine later had dozens of rolls developed — has indulged her student’s autodidacticism, a trait that some educators might mistake for disobedience. “Sometimes he won’t do the assignments for class,” she said recently, laughing. “But he is always so hungry, prolific, constantly shooting. I’ve never had a student produce as much.”

The piece compares Combs’ work with that of Nan Goldin; parallels with the work of Larry Clark (NSFW), Ryan McGinley (NSFW), and Harmony Korine are also present. I went to see the Stephen Shore show at MoMA the other day (very recommended) and Combs’ photos making their way to the New Yorker reminded me of a 14-year-old Shore asking Edward Steichen, then MoMA’s curator of photography, to review his portfolio. Steichen purchased three photos from him.

You can follow Combs’ work on Instagram or read more about his work in the local Dayton paper.

Tags: Colin Combs   photography ]]>
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<![CDATA[National Geographic built 'Space Projection Helmets' for its new show]]> When it came time for National Geographic to build an immersive experience for its new show, One Strange Rock, the network didn't want another virtual reality experience. So it worked together with McCann and New York City-based Tomorrow Lab to build... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/14/one-strange-rock-space-helmets/ 1045480@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:45:00 GMT <![CDATA[Someone tracked all the songs played on "WKRP in Cincinnati"]]>

Someone watched reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati, tracked all the songs played on the show, and then put them in this spreadsheet.

Dr. Johnny Fever played the first song played on the show, Ted Nugent's "Queen of the Forest," which marked the end to the previous radio station's format (Muzak/Swing) and the beginning of the new WKRP format (Rock, Punk and Top 40). https://youtu.be/ZTpvqUvMkzQ?t=17m11s All right, Cincinnati, it is time for this town to get down! You've got Johnny... Doctor Johnny Fever, and I am burnin' up in here! Whoa! Whoo! We all in critical condition, babies, but you can tell me where it hurts, because I got the healing prescription here from the big 'KRP musical medicine cabinet. Now I am talking about your 50,000 watt intensive care unit, babies! So just sit right down, relax, open your ears real wide and say, "Give it to me straight, Doctor. I can take it!"

Now someone just needs to make this into a Spotify playlist. Who wants to volunteer?

Previously: WKRP in Cincinnati redacted to save on license fees

Thanks, Christopher Bickel!]]> https://boingboing.net/2018/03/14/someone-tracked-all-the-songs.html 1045434@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:42:01 GMT <![CDATA[Watching 'Annihilation' at home versus the cinema]]> Alex Garland wrote 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, establishing his bona fides as a master of blending horror and mind-bending sci-fi. He then wrote and directed Ex Machina, which propelled him into an elite fraternity of directors producing smart... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/14/annihilation-review-netflix-theaters/ 1045481@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:30:00 GMT