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Is This True? [Jul. 3rd, 2004|02:52 pm]

And now, a link to Zeropaid.com, which is suddenly an entertaining net place for the day . . .


Apparently, Dell will pay people to turn in their iPods for a Dell DJ.

Business be cut-throat these days, especially with rumors of Beastie Boys Trojan Horses and Michael Moore's pleas to fans to steal his stuff.

[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2004-07-03 04:08 pm (UTC)
i would stick with an IPOD regardless.

and i don't think "plea" is the correct word. it appears as though he condoned it but he didn't appear as though he asked people to do it. AND the quote they gave does not have a source.....
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 05:49 pm (UTC)
Plea might be the incorrect word, but I have a quick desire to fast delete anything from the far right or left of anywhere.
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[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2004-07-03 06:58 pm (UTC)
the point is.....

he has a lot of guts for getting this film out there -- with all the opposition and all.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yes. It is good for Moore to have the film released.

If he had any political intention of monkey-wrenching the GWB, I think it would have been best-released in October.

I think I'm disappointed, overall, at the timing, the blatant agenda, and the lack of sympathy it stirs in me.

You mentioned that it seems hard to feel the way I feel, with lack of sympathy, toward those folks in the film.

I feel less sorry for them, in general, due to their agreement to be 'used' in the film.

Even if it wasn't their intention to be on Moore's film, I still feel that for every Moore featured person in opposition, there is plenty of others that wouldn't fall perfectly in line with his views.

In other words, I'm in opposition to the large following of the film, and I'm in opposition to Moore's film. I enjoyed it, but it's entertainment, not a documentary.

I see demonstrations of the blurring and confusion on what Moore's film is. It's a movie, plain and simple.

His previous films were closer to a documentary than this latest attempt.

One of my friends pointed out that documentaries do fail often in showing the full truth . . . however, that is what a documentary is concerned with in principle.

The range of Moore's film falls so far from a genuine attempt at full truth, but people seem to not care.

This is what conerns me. Also, it concerns me in the feeling that society and humanity enjoys being fed lies, especially from the government.

Entertainment is at its best with the best fiction that rolls on the big screen. However, I like my fiction in entertainment, and I like my government with facts and without much negative emotion.

There are parts of political messages that will always be false. We cannot tell the deep trade secrets to the general public . . . there is always a need for some secrecy.

For me, both sides of this argument in politics seem to be equally dangerous. I find myself very concerned at the amount of emotion being spewed forth in the lack of honest facts to operate.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 06:06 pm (UTC)
WhutImean, Vern, is that if I see someone with any agenda, I quickly auto-delete the notion of anything with it.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
This is also the type of nonsense that seems to happen with more frequency.


If a shred of this is true, then shame on Capitol Records.

Beastie Boys . . . the new Metallica.

Ever see what happened to Metallica after Lars mouthed off during the Napster days?

They may still sell albums, but they were doing a lot better before the angry-Lars-anti-pirate stance.
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[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2004-07-03 08:41 pm (UTC)
yeah, i think lars def came out looking like an ass during the whole napster ordeal....
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 11:22 pm (UTC)
You don't see the little guys in the music world with much concern.

It has only helped level the playing field of the music industry.

Also, overall CD sales still increase.

The copyright-control is an issue, but the file-swapping has concerned the company-production specifically because the file-swapping takes the ability to control the market farther out of hand.
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[User Picture]From: gjenkins05
2004-07-03 10:56 pm (UTC)
I actually have the Dell DJ. Love it. That extra $100 for an iPod matters when you go to college, lol.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 11:25 pm (UTC)
It is very good for the college student to save a buck or two, especially when one textbook can cost over 100 dollars.

That's a racket in and of itself.

Text is never cheaper to produce. The book prices are out of line.

I guess the alumni aren't giving enough . . .

Well, I'd much rather give to my high school than my university.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-03 11:26 pm (UTC)
It would be cool to see how a Dell DJ and iPod user would react in comparison/contrast.
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