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10 Dec 2010 11:20


Tech: Groupon CEO Andrew Mason holds mastercourse in dodging questions

  • Groupon’s CEO, Andrew Mason, is officially the coolest interviewee ever. He dodges questions like some would paint impressionist art. He answers questions using stories nobody would ever think of bringing up. Matt Lauer has no idea what to make of him. And it’s great. source

09 Feb 2010 10:40


Music: See ya in a year, Lil Wayne! He’s heading to prison on gun charges

  • We’ll try to keep the music scene warm for you, man. Wayne, who’s going to plea guilty to gun charges today, will have to start his prison sentence immediately, as per the plea bargain he has. Due to his growing up in a rough neighborhood, he might have a better handle on jail than other celebrities of his stature, but definitely don’t expect him to be treated like a normal prisoner. He’s just too famous. source

27 Jan 2010 09:19


23 Apr 2009 10:24


Music: Did we mention how much we hate Billy Corgan lately?

I swear, we did. It was kind of a big deal. But he keeps doing things that makes us hate him. Stop it, Billy! source

10 Apr 2009 21:33


Music: Billy Corgan explains Smashing Pumpkins, his public persona

  • But many lack the sophistication to appreciate that just because I play a baby-faced killa upon the darkened stage that it doesn’t come close to who I really am.
  • Billy Corgan • In a lengthy manifesto. He says that the artistic complexity and diversity of his work provides hints as to his true nature as a human being. He also noted, by the way, that the Pumpkins will go on with just him, and he’s OK with that. Dude, we get it. You’re insane and you alienate your fans. It’s OK. You don’t need to explain your points any further. • source

31 Mar 2009 09:59


Music, Politics: We’re going to use this post to rail against Billy Corgan

  • Smashing suckage Hi, guys. We’re ShortFormBlog. You may know us from such posts as this one and that one. Anyway, we’re here to talk about a serious problem we’ve noticed lately – Billy Corgan’s ruining the legacy of his band, The Smashing Pumpkins. It started slowly. Then it became more obvious. Now, it’s just too much and we think Billy should stop ruining our positive memories of watching his band on MTV.
  • Lame things he did Earlier this month, Billy Corgan made his opinions known on two fronts that have the potential to hurt fans. Know the RIAA-supported Performance Rights Act, which would give Corgan money every time “Landslide” plays? He testified to Congress about it. Know that heavily-criticized Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger that’s on the table? He wrote a letter to Congress supporting it.
  • The final final strawRecently, Jimmy Chamberlain – the only other member of the band still left from the legacy era, Tinted Windows notwithstandingleft Smashing Pumpkins due to a desire not to “cash the check,” as he put it. (Is he uncomfortable with selling out his band’s legacy?) Now, the band is going to have an open call for drummers. Limp Bizkit did something like this, and we know they suck. source

25 Feb 2009 11:00


Tech: The Internet in 1996 vs. 2008: My, how times have changed.

  • 30 minutes Amount of time people with Internet access spent online in 1996. (We were playing Quake, ourselves.)
  • 27
    Amount of time the average person spends on the Internet today. (We mostly update this site.) source