Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Economic sadism as TV entertainment - MLive.com
"Hoping to get in on the success of The History Channel hit "Pawn Stars," truTV will debut its new show "Hardcore Pawn" on Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. The show revolves around Les Gold and his Detroit pawn shop American Jewelry and Loan." Sickening.

How Max Headroom predicted the demise of TV journalism back in the 1980's - Wired

99 Weeks Later, Jobless Have Only Desperation - New York Times

Annexing unincorporated areas "for their own good" - LA Times
"The 85-acre unincorporated area of about 1,300 was placed under Huntington Beach's sphere of influence about a year ago by LAFCO in an effort to decrease the number of county "islands" — the generally small, unincorporated areas that were hard to serve, such as Sunset and nearby Rossmoor."