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The best thing about WIRED Magazine's 15th Anniversary celebration is it's not all self-congratulatory. Of course, any media entity involved in the rapidly-changing but well-archived internet is going to sometimes do silly things that we all can see - forever. In one area, at least, WIRED is owning up to its bad judgment with the Lamest (their word) Gear Ever Highlighted in their 'Fetish' Feature. 1993-1995
. It's not that there are less lame items in recent years; they're just waiting for history to confirm what smart readers saw all along. My favorites - and why some of them may not be so lame: [more inside]
posted by wendell
on May 25, 2008 -
In 1999, MTV aired 25 Lame, a show where retired 25 of their worst and most overplayed videos. Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) showed up to help them retire the video for "Ice Ice Baby." The result - violence, hilarity, and broken mannequins (video, 30-second ad shows before video)
. Apparently unplanned, nobody knows for sure
if this outburst was the product of genuine anger, or if he was just playing around. An unedited version (YouTube, lower quality)
leads me to think that it was the former.
posted by Afroblanco
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Amend for Arnold & Jen
(found on linkfilter) is a site trying to start up one of them "grassroots movements" to amend the Constitution of the United States, in order to allow naturalized citizens, those who were not born in the U.S. but have since become citizens, the possibility of holding the office of President. But not just out of a sense of social justice; primarily, it's to clear the way for an Arnold Schwarzenegger presidential campaign. (Or one for Jennifer Granholm... heh, whoever that
It should be noted, for whatever it's worth, that Wikipedia's entry for Granholm
states that she cares "not a whit" for running for president. Of special note are the slogans
the AFA (gasp, not AFA&J?!?!
) people cooked up to advance their cause, "Amend US
," "Give 10 to Amend
," and "Tell Your Friends 2 Amend
." Because let's face it: if you voted for ol' Schwarzy, you're probably a little more susceptible to catchphrases than the average bear, hm? Oh I'm know I'm gonna catch it for that one.
posted by JHarris
on Aug 14, 2005 -
- ShunTv joins the ranks. I found this through metafilter users.... would like to lament shun with metafilter users. As MPAA expands into prosecuting
posted by sourbrew
on May 15, 2005 -
, brought to you from the fine folks at the Beer Church
(The Largest Unorganized Religion in the World!)
It's Two! Two! Two links in one!
posted by yhbc
on Oct 14, 2003 -