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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2012, 09:48:21 am »
Get the rant here

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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2012, 09:56:37 am »
Mac, I IMPLORE you to add this to the Music Disasters thread. That was HORRIBLE!! If there was a case to made for Auto-Tune to help make our lives better, this is certainly one of those cases. I feel bad for Randy Newman.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2012, 10:16:34 am »
'Toddlers' mom sues media for sexualizing daughter



People continue to absolutely amaze me how f ucking stupid they are. Mom, you might want to look in the mirror.
Really, the media is evil here. Again, these tiara toddler things just sicken me. I do blame TLC for capatilizing on this and promoting it. But more I blame the **** parents.

The comments are the best...
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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2012, 10:22:27 am »
What creeps me out more than Toddler pageants are the stage Mothers. I used the term 'mothers' lightly as they are nothing more than pimps to me, hustling where they can.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2012, 10:17:21 am »
Teen eats nothing but McNuggets for 15 years
McNugget addict collapses; experts warn of high-salt diet

While sad, I have zero empathy. It's mind boggling to think someone becomes that addicted like that and the parents let it happen, if not encourage it.

The woman I was previously engaged to, allowed her daughter to eat whatever she wanted including only McNuggets. Her parenting skills were just one of many reasons that broke us up.

My only hope is her daughter gets more balanced and stays healthy.
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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2012, 11:06:33 am »
Personally I think McNuggets are gross. Never did care for them so I don't see what the allure is.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2012, 06:18:48 am »
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Personally I think McNuggets are gross. Never did care for them so I don't see what the allure is.

I think once I just bit into one and then looked at what was inside... 'bout threw up in my mouth.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2012, 09:47:45 am »
Sony hikes Whitney Houston album prices online

Wow, you have got to be kidding me!!!

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It's easy to get so emotional about a singer after they've passed prematurely, as Whitney Houston did Saturday at the age of 48. But fans seeking to buy her albums in remembrance weren't too happy at sudden price hikes so soon after her death.

The Brits picked up on it quickly, with London-based Next Web writer Matt Brian and The Guardian's Josh Halliday both finding the price increases, which raised Houston's "The Ultimate Collection" 2007 album from £5 (about $7.89) to £8 (about $12.63). In the United States, the cost is even steeper: $15 for the "Greatest Hits" collection at both Amazon and iTunes. 

Halliday found out that Sony Music increased the price of "The Ultimate Collection" at about 4 a.m. Sunday, not even 12 hours after news broke of Houston's death. Fans were quick to point fingers at Apple for the anti-sale, but it turned out that when Sony bumped up the wholesale price of "The Ultimate Collection," iTunes and other retailers automatically upped their pricing.

We've reached out to Sony for comment and will update if/when we hear from them.

Digital Spy found consumers who said the price change happened even more quickly: 30 minutes for it to jump from $4.74 to $12.62, which prompted one buyer to fume, "The album itself is great so please don't be put off purchasing it, just [realize] that you will merely be lining some fatcat's pocket before Whitney's lifeless body is cold."

Houston's "iTunes Essentials" album is even more expensive at $18.45 for 15 songs (vs. 36 songs for $14.99 on the "Greatest Hits" album, which was originally released in 2000).

Over at Google Music, you can't find those albums, but there are a smattering of free singles, including "Greatest Love of All" and "So Emotional."

Meanwhile, at Walmart, things are just plain fishy. Though the retail giant has exited the music download business, it is still a massive CD retailer. While the pricing of Whitney's CDs hasn't changed, every single one is listed as 'out of stock online.' Could that really be because of a surge in buying? Or is there a price change afoot?

As of this morning, three of Houston's singles were in the top 10 singles chart at iTunes, including the No. 1 "I Will Always Love You," which was also sung in tribute by Jennifer Hudson at last night's Grammy awards. Houston's "Greatest Hits" album was No. 2 on the iTunes albums chart, runner-up to only Adele, who swept the Grammy awards with hits from her "21" album.
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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2012, 09:50:25 am »
That's the music industry for ya.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2012, 10:14:16 am »
Sony apologizes for Whitney Houston album price hike

While I do not participate in Twitter or Facebook social services, I am finding this generation is changing things with the tools at hand. And I see this as a good thing. No longer can an corporation or individual hide. Joe Average is getting a voice. Sunday Morning recently had a good expose

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After negative backlash from fans outraged about Sony Music raising prices on Whitney Houston's digital albums within hours of her death Saturday, the music label has now apologized for what it says was a "mistake" on its part.

The New York Times reported on a statement issued by the label admitting to its error and by Sunday night, Sony had changed the prices back:

    “[The] Whitney Houston product was mistakenly mis-priced on the U.K. iTunes store on Sunday. When discovered, the mistake was immediately corrected. We apologize for any offense caused.”

It appears the alleged mistake was made by a Sony employee in Britain "and that the company gave no orders for prices to be raised on Ms. Houston’s music."

Brit blogs such as Digital Spy and The Next Web, as well as The Guardian, found that Sony Music increased the price of "The Ultimate Collection" and "The Greatest Hits" digital albums in the U.K. at about 4 a.m. Sunday, not even 12 hours after news broke of Houston's death. Fans and others assumed the increase was Apple's fault, but it turned out that when Sony bumped up the wholesale price of "The Ultimate Collection," it raised retail prices across the board.
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The price for "The Ultimate Collection" went from about £5 (about $7.89) to £8 (about $12.63).

In the U.S., the pricing never changed. Houston's "Greatest Hits" album remains at a steep $15 at both Amazon's MP3 store and iTunes — a price we presume was the same prior to her death.

Despite the apology, much damage has already been done. For a few days, the outrage over Sony raising the prices of Whitney Houston's digital albums in the UK seemed to be on par with the outpouring of grief over her premature passing. Tweets sarcastically called the increases "classy," while others questioned whether it was really a mistake at all, vowing to boycott all Sony products.

The day after Houston died, Sony Music issued this statement about her:

    “Whitney Houston was an icon and a once-in-a-lifetime talent who inspired a generation of singers and brought joy to millions of fans around the world. She had a voice of unmatched beauty and power that changed music forever, and she leaves behind an indelible legacy of timeless songs that will never be forgotten. She also was an important member of the Sony Music family who spent her storied recording career with Arista Records. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go out to her daughter and her entire family.”
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2012, 10:20:34 am »
At what point in time did this Brit Employee think raising the price was a good idea? And what kind of power does he or she have to make this happen? Fail!
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« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2012, 11:12:24 am »
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At what point in time did this Brit Employee think raising the price was a good idea? And what kind of power does he or she have to make this happen? Fail!

I have one word... scapegoat.

Employee?... yea, right. Assclown execs.
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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2012, 11:03:59 am »
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**** like this burns my ass. From the jackasses playing the system to government, with good intentions I'm sure, not see this coming and need to take a very close view on the whole benefits program.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2012, 10:55:37 pm »
Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave High School

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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2012, 04:25:34 am »
What the f uck is in the minds of this generation coming up? What is this need to say to the world...and now video tape, crap that comes out of their mouth every minute of the day.

Racist dumbass
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