" The Chipmunk Song [slowed down]". "Yes, hear Simon, Theodore and Alvin at their true speed, sounding respectively like an accountant, a hot-dog vendor, and a lunatic. Put it on repeat and you'll drift gradually into madness - it's like an acid flashback to fetal languor, the surreal sounds that filtered through the uterine wall."
Tangmonkey brings us:
Current Music: THE PAIN! THE PAIN!
Penguin and the great katie.com hijack.
"The gist of the story is that Katie Tarbox became a victim of an online sexual predator when she was 13. She wrote a book about it in 2000 and Penguin Putnam made the title of the book 'Katie.Com', which unfortunately was a domain name owned by Katie Jones since 1996. Now Tarbox's lawyer is demanding that Jones turn over the domain name. Penguin refuses to apologize, saying that it would be a violation of their free speech to re-title the book and that Jones never trademarked katie.com, so they can do what they want with the words."
My favorite bit: "Katie Jones points out that the book was originally to be titled 'girl.com' but the name was changed before publication, quite possibly because "girl.com" is a porn site."
Update: Cool, they caved.
Current Music: Shriekback -- Lines From the Library ♬