November 20th, 2005

Gir on the floor

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I don't go out of my way to be inflammatory or controversial in my posts, but sometimes when the issue is of sufficient importance I simply cannot remain silent. I must speak out and voice an unpopular opinion, even if by doing so I risk alienating friends or opening myself up to public ridicule or violence against me and my loved ones.

This is one of those times, and in case you haven't already guessed where I'm going with this, I'm referring to the trademark case between Lego and Mega Blok in the Canadian Supreme Court.

Flame me or unfriend me if you like, but I think that Mega Bloks kick ass.

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Yes, I actually think about this kind of stuff. :-)
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Serenity DVD and new marketing models

I meant to post this weeks ago, so anyone who's interested probably already knows, but here's what the case for the Serenity DVD (December 20th!) looks like:
Serenity DVD

On a somewhat related front, I don't think that TV as we now know it is going away anytime soon, but I think that its days of being the exclusive distribution mechanism for program-length episodic shows are numbered. Actually, it could be argued that they're already over, thanks to season box sets on DVD and episodes available on the iTunes Music Store. As this article points out, this can potentially have wonderful and unexpected ramifications for "cult hit" shows that find themselves cancelled prematurely by brain-dead network executives (like, oh, a certain series named after bioluminescent insects).

TV could get interesting again, and you wouldn't even need a TV. Shiny.
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