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Paparazzi is futile.


If Instagram is helping birth a new breed of paparazzi, we might need a new breed of privacy law to counteract it.

As an examination of the evolving economics of snapping celebrity photos, Jenna Wortham’s Tuesday New York Times blog post about how a recent candid pic of Beyonce spread across the internet is pretty revelatory. Lurking below the surface, though, I think there’s an even bigger story about how easy it is to snap and publish photos of everyone — not just celebrities — and for those photos to spread further and faster than ever before possible.

Just recently, for example, some relatively harmless (albeit juvenile) “big dongle” jokes put two unwitting conference attendees in the public eye and cost one of them his job. He wasn’t on stage; he was sitting in the 10th row during a talk. The woman who tweeted their images and her complaint…

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just because

Time awaits for vintage musical treasures from the 1960s.

January Skies

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Parks and Recreation throws a party for Ben and Leslie (portrayed by Adam Scott and Amy Poehler), and WordPress bloggers are invited to the festivities.


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Parks and Recreation is throwing an impromptu wedding for Amy Poehlerand Adam Scott‘s longtime lovebirds Leslie and Ben in this Thursday’s special installment of the NBC comedy (8:30/7:30c).

“I don’t think anyone will be unsatisfied if you’re looking for a good wedding episode of a television show,” a tight-lipped Scott says of the matrimonial hour. And he’s not the only one singing its praises.

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Here, Parks star Poehler, showrunner Mike Schur and Scott himself preview Leslie and Ben’s not-too-rocky road to wedded bliss and reveal what life is like for the duo beyond the knot-tying.

NO CALM BEFORE THE STORM | Before Ben and Leslie say “I do” this Thursday, the latter is going to need…

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Jay Leno’s Friday jokes: Knifed in the back by NBC

Leno jackknifed!


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Cold Tablet Blues

It was snowing this morning as Roger, Mom and I tasted hash brown potatoes together with scramble eggs and bacon – what a dubious breakfast!

What an Italian-Style Dinner for 3!

Mom cooked up tender, hearty Italian sausage on a roll, together with oven-fired potatoes and a salad topped with Italian dressing. A scrumptious Italian dinner prepared for a family of three

…that was Italian!