Another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series in which I take the easy road to blogging and react to news in short, opinionated, useless snippets. Lamest Hurl ever, for reals.
- The Colts should get busted. Again. A few years ago, the Indianapolis Colts were nailed by the NFL for pumping pre-recorded crowd noise through the sound system in the RCA Dome. They got fined or something. well, on Sunday when they played the Patriots, they did it again. I heard it as a play ended. It sounded like a CD was skipping and it stopped abruptly. On the radio, guys were listening to replays of the game and couldn’t figure out whether it really happened. It did. They were exonerated by the NFL, but they did it. Kind of like OJ. And they still lost. (Deadspin)
- How green can bottled water be? Our favorite paid blogger again posts on an issue that is actually practical and relevant. What Emily tells us is that while bottled water is inherently wasteful, it can get better. I have been using the bottles she talks about for the last couple of times we’ve bought bottled water, and they’re cool. We should encourage everyone to use them in both production and consumption. (Matter)
- These guys want more money? I don’t really care about the writers strike in Hollywood. Yeah it’ll screw up a few TV shows, but it’s not exactly like they’re producing something that’s vital to the functioning of America, like baseball players do. But seriously, these people whose jobs depend on their skills as writers (hence the title with “writer” in it) can’t come up with slogans that weren’t new in the dark ages? Whatever. Fire them all. (Wired)
- Free t-shirts! I want one. I once thought it would be fresh to not shop on Black Friday. I actually think it’s cool to not shop on any day ending in “day,” but that’s beside the point. But the Black Friday thing is stupid. It’s like those days where we’re supposed to stick it to the oil companies by not buying gas. Then we all show up and have to wait in line to buy gas the next day. Yeah, that shows them. Screw it, I’m getting a shirt this year. And I will riot to do so. (RGJ)
And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.