Tangmonkey brings us:

" 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."
Current Music: THE PAIN! THE PAIN!

best. publicity. evar.

Penguin and the great hijack.

Slashdot summarizes:

"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, 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 '' but the name was changed before publication, quite possibly because "" is a porn site."

Update: Cool, they caved.

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