Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pop Clips » 27 Dec 08

Eliot Spitzer certainly brought political hanky-panky to a new level - corruption, it seems, is everywhere...

Jezebel discusses the case of a 21 year-old Missouri girl who is one of the first to be charged under a post-Megan Meier cyberbullying law.

The Albany Times Union newspaper is out with a countdown of the Top 10 stories in the Capital Region for 2008: Joe Bruno checks in at number 5. Wonder if Spitzer will take the #1 spot? — In an age when the adult populations of most industrialized nations have grown significantly taller, the average height of black women in the U.S. has been receding, beginning with those born in the late 1960s.

Here in the USA we'll be swearing in our first black president next month. Next to us, what western nation may be "most ready" for black leadership? Martiniquan blogger le blog de [moi] posted on the effect Obama's victory has had on France's identity as an ethnically diverse nation, saying "Ca lui arrive de temps en temps à la France de se souvenir de sa réalité. Au gré d’un événement marquant (victoire mémorable, commémoration ou mort d’un homme célèbre) par exemple. La problème c’est que ça ne dure qu’un temps et “ils” redeviennent vite des étrangers ou pire des immigrés (comprendre ici des boucs émissaires voleurs, profiteurs de tous poils, preneurs de job des “vrais Français qui se lèvent tôt”)."

Eugene Ebode offered this: "Le refus français de poser la question raciale sur la table est une politique de l’autruche" (The French refusal to squarely consider the racial question is a policy of burying heads in the sand.)

Why the French love Obama (Salon News)

Pop Culture shocker? MTV's ratings continue to fall (dropping 23% among 12 to 34 year olds. Is this a wider trend among young viewers?

Egyptian Blogger Zeinobia posts that 27 year old IT programmer Youssef Al Ashmawy is currently detained in a prison Riyadh and is accused of spying on the Kingdom. [Zeinobia's Channel in Youtube]

2 drunk girls on youtube has gone viral...

More trouble for youtube: Parents Television Council goes after YouTube comments which contain obscenities and sexually suggestive content... perhaps those interested in keeping certain computer materials away from prying eyes should investigate Hide Folders on you PC: Fast and Easy Windows...

More confusion in the iWorld as iPhone nano knockoffs have already gone on sale in Thailand (Photos)

I've been tinkering with Facebook over the last few days. Blogger Nelson Tan has posted Take Facebook Marketing To The Next Level.

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